MustGrow and global partners drive biological programs forward

22-09-2022    08:28   |    Ag News

MustGrow Biologics Corp. (the ″Company″ or ″MustGrow″), and its global agriculture partners continue to drive MustGrow’s organic mustard-derived crop protection and food preservation technology forward through field trials, development work and regulatory approval strategies in key global agricultural regions. Publicly-disclosed programs include:

·       Sumitomo Corporation

Exclusive evaluation agreement in the Americas for preplant soil fumigation, bioherbicide, postharvest and food preservation for potatoes and bananas.  Sumitomo Corporation is funding and driving all field development, including toxicology, safety, efficacy, and regulatory work necessary for commercialization.

·       Bayer

Exclusive evaluation agreement in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for preplant soil fumigation, bioherbicide applications and postharvest food preservation of potatoes including sprout inhibition.  The first year of the evaluation is focused on the pre-plant soil fumigant application. Bayer is funding and driving all laboratory, field, regulatory, and market assessments in the target regions.

·       JanssenPMP, a division of Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

Global exclusive evaluation agreement for postharvest storage preservation of fruits and vegetables, excluding grains, potatoes, bananas and shipping container fumigation.  Janssen PMP is funding and driving all application testing and development work.

·       NexusBioAg, a division of Univar Solutions

Exclusive marketing and distribution agreement in Canada for canola (clubroot disease) and pulse crops (aphanomyces disease).  NexusBioAg is funding and driving all field development and regulatory work necessary for commercialization.


Soil Biofumigation

Sumitomo Corporation has continued to generate data across multiple crops, evaluating application timing, methods, and dose rates.  Efficacy data generated across multiple countries and programs remains positive and has already resulted in new country expansions and program extension.  MustGrow and Sumitomo Corporation are continually assessing market opportunities for further regional and application expansions.  Utilizing MustGrow’s platform technology, Sumitomo Corporation currently has field trials and regulatory development work ongoing in the US, Mexico, and Chile.

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