July 18, 2016

18/07/2016: Alltech Crop Science finalising new product registration in China to meet growing global demands

As World Population Day places focus on population issues this month, Alltech Crop Science continues to look at what the world needs to feed itself. 
The company believes in applying technology at a local level to meet growing global needs. In particular, the company is looking at serving the needs of a rapidly growing middle class in China.
“For years, there has been much discussion about who will feed China,” said Dr Mark Lyons, global vice president and head of Greater China for Alltech.
“The answer is: China will feed China.”
Working in alignment with Alltech’s China Now initiatives, Alltech Crop Science China was established and has worked to gain product registration approval for two of the company’s natural plant and soil activators. The company is now finalising registration of its unique products, designed to streamline plant processes for optimal performance and to help revitalise soils.
“The excellent results from the registration and demonstration trials conducted thus far make us extremely excited about the future of this technology in China and the role Alltech can play to support the development of new agricultural practices in this country,” said Dr Xue Kai, technical and project manager for Alltech Crop Science China.
Globally, China is the second largest producer of potatoes, wheat, corn and other commodities. As the country’s population continues to migrate to urban areas, it is demanding healthier, safer and more nutritious food. To help meet these expanding international needs at a local level, Dr Lyons moved to China four years ago to lead Alltech’s efforts.
"China will feed China" (Image: Dennis Jarvis)
“The agriculture industry in China is awakening to the same issues we are successfully addressing in the US and Brazil,” said Dr Steven Borst, Alltech Crop Science compliance manager.
Some common issues include addressing nutrient management needs not only for soil health, but as part of integrated crop and livestock systems.
“Across the globe, farmers are working to become more precise with nutrient management,” explained Dr Borst.
“With our global experience, we can share best practices with producers and others involved in Chinese agribusiness.”
Known for its leadership in global animal health issues, Alltech is participating in numerous educational and research initiatives in China. The company has been operating in China for 22 years and has recently partnered with Nestlé in the creation of a world-class training centre, the Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang province.
In addition, 10 of the company’s nearly 30 research alliances are focused on providing local support for this growing region, noted Dr Lyons.
“Consumers and producers alike are demanding more natural alternatives and products that fit into sustainable management systems,” concluded Dr Borst.
“Alltech Crop Science is focused on providing new solutions that meet environmental sustainability and food safety standards.”
Visit the Alltech Crop Science site HERE.


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