REGEV shortlisted for Agrow’s Crop Science Awards 2020

REGEV shortlisted for Agrow’s Crop Science Awards 2020

The finalists for Agrow’s Crop Science Awards 2020, the 13th instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist. Close to 100 entries were received for the 13 categories being run this year. Each application was scored by Agrow’s panel of 10 judges, enabling the Awards team to come up with the shortlist, which comprises 12 categories.

Entries for Lifetime Achievement will be judged confidentially and the winner announced on the day of the Awards on November 4th. As has been the case in previous years, Best Stewardship Program and Best Marketing Campaign were among the most contested categories, for which we received the maximum number of applications. Going through the applications, we came across excellent examples of how companies as well as industry associations are promoting safe and sustainable use of products. But we were surprised to find a similarly high number of applications for Best R&D Pipeline and Best Innovation in Digital Farming Technology.

Research and innovation seem to be going strong in the industry. And it is clear that digital technologies are becoming an integral part of the way companies are developing their strategies. The Best New Biological Product has been one of most popular categories in recent years and this year proved no different. We decided to split the category into two—one each for biopesticides and biostimulants. The creativity and innovation permeating the industry and the enthusiasm to showcase that remain strong.

We will provide details in our Curtain Raiser, to be published on 12 October, on what these entries contained that helped them make it onto the list. Winners will be announced at Agrow’s Crop Science Awards and Forum, to be held online on 4 November.

Category Finalists


Best R&D Pipeline

  • Biotalys
  • BASF
  • Bayer’s Crop Science Division
  • BioConsortia
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • FMC


Best New Crop Protection

  • Product or Trait
  • Advanta Seeds (igrowth)
  • Corteva Agriscience (Enlist weed control – soybeans)
  • Syngenta (Saltro seed treatment)
  • Best Biological Product (Biopesticide)
  • AgBiome (Howler)
  • Kwizda Agro (Xilon)
  • UPL (Vacciplant)
  • Vestaron (SPEAR-Lep)


Best Biological Product (Biostimulant)

  • Chengdu New Sun Crop Science (Coronatine)
  • Chengdu New Sun Crop Science (Pollen polysaccharides)
  • FMC (Accudo biostimulant)


Best Innovation in Digital Farming

  • BASF Digital Farming (Xarvio Healthy Fields)
  • Corteva Agriscience (Digital crop monitoring and yield prediction)
  • Corteva Agriscience (LANDVisor)
  • FMC (Arc Farm Intelligence)
  • Russian Agricultural Bank (MyFarming – Svoe Fermerstvo)
  • SourceTrace (Digitising Farm to Retail – TraceNext)
  • XAG (XAG R150 Unmanned Ground Vehicle)
  • XAG (Smart Agriculture System)


Best Formulation Innovation

  • Chengdu Newsun Crop Science (0.5% Vertatrine SL)
  • Corteva Agriscience (Hibifen insecticide)
  • STK Bio-Ag Technologies (REGEV Hybrid Fungicide)
  • Best Industry Collaboration
  • AgBiome and Genective
  • Arvinas and Bayer
  • UPL India, UPL Japan and JADEA


Best Stewardship Program

  • BASF India (Heroes come back home safely)
  • Corteva Agriscience (Red de Custodia)
  • Corteva Agriscience (Safe Food Safe Farmer)
  • InpEV Brazil (Operate safely during Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Syngenta (Elatus in Brazil)
  • Syngenta (Tefluthrin in Romania)
  • UPL (UPspray)


Best Marketing Program

  • ADAMA (Potato protection)
  • ADAMA (KnowHow To Grow! with myADAMA)
  • ADAMA US (FullPage – Preface – Postscript launch)
  • BASF China (Revysol for the Future)
  • BASF India (Sefina: Combining nature + technology)
  • FMC (Talstar – Augmented reality)
  • UPL (Digital communication in Indonesia)


Best Company from an Emerging Region

  • Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical
  • UPL


Best Supplier

  • Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical
  • Lier Chemical
  • Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group (Wynca)


Best Supporting Role

  • Compliance Services International (CSI)
  • GVK Biosciences


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Summit Agro becomes the Exclusive Partner of STK in the USA

Summit Agro will distribute STK Botanical Biopesticides and Innovative ‘Hybrids’ in the USA April 15,  (Petach Tikvah, Israel) – STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli leader in botanical sustainable crop protection, has partnered with Summit Agro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK products in the United States. Effective immediately, Summit Agro USA will assume the marketing and sales responsibility for STK products in the USA.  Currently registered STK products, include TIMOREX GOLD® and Timorex ACT®.  TIMOREX GOLD® is the world’s leading botanical-based biofungicide, used in nearly 40 countries and currently approved for use throughout the USA for a wide range of uses.  Timorex ACT®, is a new OMRI – listed biofungicide for organic farming and conventional agriculture.  Pending registration is REGEV®. REGEV® is the first ‘hybrid’ pre-mixed combination of a botanical-based biopesticide with a chemical pesticide. Comprised of Tee Tree Oil (TTO) and Difenoconazole, REGEV® is already used in approximately 15 countries and has proven activity on a wide range of horticultural and row crops. EPA registration is anticipated in the first quarter of 2020.   In addition to the STK products, Summit Agro will also assume the STK non-exclusive rights to sell AVIV® biological fungicide in the US. Already successfully launched in the US, AVIV® offers broad spectrum disease control in key fruit and vegetable crops. CEO Arye Tennebaum of STK declared, “I am delighted to announce this partnership with Summit Agro. They are a world-class organization, with a great team of highly knowledgeable and dedicated professionals to help fruit and vegetable growers with STK’s cutting edge technologies for plant health and yield growth.”   The President and CEO of Summit Agro USA, Bill Lewis, also commented, stating,” Summit Agro is very excited with this opportunity.  The addition of the STK brands to the existing strong Summit Agro brand family will allow Summit Agro to offer a wide range of disease control options.   We are confident that in coordination with our exclusive distribution partners, Helena Agri Enterprises and the Tenkoz Member Companies, we will be able to effectively deliver STK’s  innovative biological and ‘hybrid’ solutions to growers all across the USA. We know these are outstanding products and we’re very proud to have been selected to represent them in the USA.” About STK Founded in 1994, STK is a bio-ag technology company committed to sustainable crop protection through the use of innovative biological products. STK’s botanical-based solutions (BBS), a synergy of cutting-edge scientific research and technology, enhance the safety, yield and quality of multiple crops. STK’s botanical and hybrid solutions are easily integrated into conventional spraying programs, helping to advance the Integrated Pest Management approach to food production. About Summit Agro Summit Agro USA, located in Durham, NC is focused on working with our partners to identify, develop, and deliver innovative solutions that meet the needs of growers across the United States.  Summit Agro has a history of bringing innovative solutions to market and can manage the full process from initial development to sales. This integrated business approach enables us to provide reliable, high-quality products to US growers.  Whether the need is for insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides, Summit Agro has a full range of product offers to meet the needs of our customers.

Exclusive Distribution Agreement Announced For STK In Colombia

March 11, 2019 (Tel Aviv, Israel) – STK bio – ag technologies, the innovative Israel-based leader in bio-ag technologies and hybrid technologies for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, and ADAMA , a global leader in crop protection products,  are announcing an exclusive agreement for the distribution of Timorex® Gold botanical-based bio-fungicide and STK REGEV® ‘Hybrid’ fungicide throughout Colombia. Under this exclusive agreement, ADAMA will sell the products throughout Colombia under STK’s trade name, Timorex® Gold and  STK REGEV®. Timorex® Gold is currently approved for use in Colombia for the following crops: Bananas, Rice, Ornamentals, Tomatoes, Avocados, Onions, Coffee, Corn, Tobacco, Potatoes, Passion fruit and Pitahaya. Colombia has also approved STK REGEV® on rice, with expected label extension on bananas, ornamentals, coffee and tomatoes. TIMOREX GOLD® is a highly effective and popular botanical-based bio-fungicide. Based on Tea Tree Oil, TIMOREX GOLD® is used by growers in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Israel. TIMOREX GOLD® protects fruits and vegetables from a wide variety of diseases, substantially increases crop yields and quality, leaves no chemical residues, and makes TIMOREX GOLD® treated crops more competitive and agriculture more sustainable internationally. STK REGEV® is the world’s first ‘hybrid’ fungicide. It is used successfully in many countries and several regions of the world.  A ready to use mix, STK REGEV® is used exactly as other fungicides, but with the added benefits of reduced chemical residues and much better resistance management due to its highly complex formulation of Tea Tree Oil and Difenoconazole. This easy  to use fungicide serves as a ‘bridge,’ enabling farmers who have never used any biological product to try one, without having to mix, rotate or do anything differently, thereby expanding the use of biological products for sustainable agriculture. Commenting on the Agreement, STK CEO, Arye Tenenbaum declared, “We are very pleased to be partnering with such a great company as ADAMA, whose world-class team of experts will promote the use of these exceptionally innovative and highly-effective biological products to Colombian growers." ADAMA Andeans Countries CEO, Edgardo Iglesias commented, “TIMOREX GOLD® and STK REGEV® complement ADAMA’s portfolio in Colombia. With these highly-advanced technologies, we aim to continue providing valuable services and products to enable farmers to optimize yields and help them grow." STK Colombia Country Manager, Jose A. Estevez added, “I have great expectations for this strategic agreement to accelerate the STK market penetration and sales growth in Colombia.”


STK & Sipcam announce an exclusive Distribution Agreement for Timorex® Gold botanical-based biofungicide in Spain January 23, 2019 (Petach Tikvah, Israel) - STK bio – ag technologies, the innovative Israel-based leader in bio-ag technologies for sustainable agriculture, and Sipcam , a global leader in crop protection products,  are announcing an exclusive agreement for the distribution and market development  of Timorex® Gold bio fungicide throughout Spain. Under this exclusive agreement, Sipcam Iberia will market and sell the product throughout Spain under STK’s trade name, Timorex® Gold. Timorex® Gold is currently approved for use in Spain on cucumber and zucchini, with label extensions applied for grapes, tomatoes, eggplants, pumpkins and gherkins. Timorex® Gold is a highly- effective, eco-friendly, Maximum Residue Level exempted premium biofungicide, meeting the highest standards for sustainable agriculture. Timorex® Gold’s unique mode of action protects plants by rupturing fungus cells, increasing overall plant health and yields for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Timorex® Gold works to protect plants from Botrytis, Powdery Mildew, Black Sigatoka and many other fungal and bacterial diseases. While Timorex® Gold is currently used by growers in over 30 countries in various regions, Spain is the first country is Western Europe to approve its use. The plan is for Timorex® Gold to enter the rest of the Western Europe over the next few years. According to STK CEO Arye Tenenbaum, “The collaboration between STK bio – ag technologies & Sipcam Iberia is a testament to both companies’ commitment to sustainable agriculture and our mutual goal of providing innovative, effective and environmentally friendly solutions to growers. “  Sipcam CEO Pablo Montañés declared, “Sipcam has a rigorous process for identifying the most innovative and effective biological products and companies for distribution partnership.  We look forward to our collaboration with STK and rolling out Timorex® Gold with great success bringing a highly-effective new tool to hundreds of Spanish growers, completing the already interesting Sipcam portfolio in bioprotection.”