Natural fungi solution helps crops in drought
Strengthened global position
Speaking about the launch of the product, Kimitec general manager Félix Garcia said Mycogel would help strengthen the company’s position in global markets.
“We have managed to achieve a perfect combination of water, nutrients and phosphorous in Mycogel, through which we can ensure a high crop production levels,” he said.
Garcia said Agrocode’s acquisition of the worldwide patent for Mycogel from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) would enable the company to enter and become technological leaders in the global market for mycorrhizal fungi inoculants.
“Our patent protects the in vitro manufacturing process of this mycorrhizae-based inoculant whose gel-basis enables perfect application via irrigation and maintains all forms of mycorrhization – not just the spores – in an active condition,” he explained.
The in vitro manufacturing process also allows Agrocode to offer clients a guarantee that no other microorganisms are present in the gel.
“Our manufacturing process enables us to offer a product with a mycorrhization content that is 50 times higher than any rival solution, as a result of which we are able to deliver the most technologically-advanced and efficient product of its kind available on the market,” Garcia added.
Mycogel is just one of a portfolio of products which have helped the Kimitec Group achieve strong market growth over the past 12 months, with sales increasing by 30% during 2013 compared with the year before.
Key products include Bombardier, a new generation organic biofertilizer which uses amino and fulvic acids to help growers achieve optimal ripening results, increased fruit size and quality, and vegetative development, as well as further boosting plant resistance during stress situations.
Based in Almeria, Spain, Kimitec operates in more than 40 countries across the global, including the US, Israel and Brazil.