Nufarm ,Limgroup collaborates to reduce residues on strawberries in Europe
Both companies have established the Strawberry Experience Centre, where future solutions are already being developed.
Australian crop protection and specialty Seed Company Nufarm and Dutch Limgroup, an innovative breeding company specialised in asparagus and strawberry varieties, announced a collaboration in the field of biological crop protection solutions.
At the heart of the collaboration is the combination of Nufarm’s NuBio crop protection portfolio, featuring several biological solutions and biostimulants, with Limgroup’s strawberry varieties, which are less sensitive to fungal diseases. This unique combination of strong plant genetics and minimised residual input results in healthy, high-quality fruits for food chain partners and consumers.
“Limgroup and Nufarm are two companies with different core businesses, but a common ‘mission’,” explains Hildo Brilleman, Regional General Manager Nufarm EuMEA. “We both want to create a healthier food chain by optimising chemical input and lowering residues on fruit and vegetables,” he adds.
“In order to test the combination of NuBio crop protection and Limgroup’s strong genetics in detail, we have developed an extensive test programme that is carried out by Limgroup and our partners,” explains John Schoeber, Manager Marketing & Sales department Limgroup. To this end, both companies have established the Strawberry Experience Centre, where future solutions are already being developed.
The collaboration is rounded off by intensive training of the European channel partners and, for example, consulting on the NuBio best practices and events (after the COVID-19 pandemic) on the subject of biological crop protection.