News May 2022, North America, Production/Agronomy

Syngenta Canada to distribute nitrogen-fixing biological

Syngenta Canada Inc. announced it has secured exclusive rights to distribute Azotic Technologies’ nitrogen-fixing biological, Envita, in Canada.

Envita is registered for use on a wide range of crops, including but not limited to potatoes, corn, canola, cereals, and soybeans.

Envita is a liquid nitrogen-fixing biofertility product featuring a food-grade strain of the bacteria Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. When Envita is applied in-furrow or as a foliar treatment, the bacteria form a symbiotic relationship with the plant and ultimately grow with it over time. The bacteria begin fixing nitrogen from the air soon after an Envita application – a process that occurs within cells of the plant’s leaves and roots and continues throughout the season.

This provides plants with an additional source of nitrogen where and when it’s needed the most for yield, supplementing the supply of nitrogen available from fertilizer treatments.

“Syngenta is excited to offer this new and innovative biological solution that gives growers more choice in how to manage their crop,” says Nathan Klages, Biologicals Business Manager with Syngenta Canada. “Envita technology will help growers pushing for higher yields to enhance their standard fertility program with systemic, season-long nitrogen in the right place at the right time.”

Field-scale trials conducted across Canada over the past two years have shown crops treated with Envita outyielded untreated checks approximately 80 percent of the time.1

“Our agreement with Syngenta signals the next phase of growth of Azotic and the Envita product line,” says Ray Chyc, Chief Executive Officer of Azotic Technologies. “The strength of Syngenta in Canada combined with the leading nitrogen-fixing power of Envita offers growers and retailers the best of biofertility performance, expertise and support.”

“Envita is a strong addition to the Syngenta Biologicals portfolio. It demonstrates our commitment to provide growers with industry-leading biological products and expands our nutrient use efficiency portfolio; and it’s all backed by the unmatched expertise, service and support they’ve come to expect from Syngenta,” Klages says. Envita will be available from Syngenta for the 2023 growing season.

1Third-party trials conducted across Canada in 2020 and 2021

Source: Syngenta Canada via Agropages
Image: Azotic Technologies

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