08 2 2017

New Plant Impact Quality Standard: industry first for transparency on efficacy, innovation,  safety and compliance


Plant Impact plc, is pleased to announce the launch of the Pi Quality Standard.  A first for the fast developing biostimulant industry sector; this standard sets demanding and transparent requirements in product efficacy, innovation, safety and compliance.

 

Why?  Our growing industry sector is awash with confusing claims but shares very little data, resulting in scepticism that holds back adoption of new technologies which can make a big difference to farm yields and grower income. We believe that we need to step forward to shine a light on the efficacy, innovation, safety and regulatory compliance needed to push the industry forward.  

Our management and R&D teams have many years of experience working in the agrochemical and seed industries, and we are drawing on this background to create an industry-leading framework.

The Quality Standard standard will only be awarded to Pi products that have completed comprehensive multi-year and multi-location trial programmes providing independently proven, statistically significant and transparent data on efficacy.  This and other criteria concerning safety and compliance, align with and exceed current industry guidelines and legal requirements to create a robust standard that we will monitor and report against annually. Full details of our 15 Quality Standard pledges are on our website www.PlantImpact.com/about-us/Pi-Quality-standard

Veritas® and Fortalis® – awarded first Quality Standards

At launch, Plant Impact are proud to announce that our soybean foliar sprays, Veritas® and Fortalis®, are our first products to achieve this standard. Other established and pipeline products are undergoing focused R&D trial work to build the volume of data required for the standard.

Veritas® is consistently delivering a 4-8% yield uplift per hectare to soybean growers in Brazil and this season, new product Fortalis® has proven an average 4.8 bushel per acre uplift when used with a fungicide by US soybean farmers.

John Brubaker, CEO of Plant Impact said “If crop enhancement technology and biostimulants more broadly are to make a global impact on the yield gap, we and our peers in this innovative industry sector must adopt transparent and robust practices.  Only then will we build trust among hard-working and savvy growers.  This Quality Standard marks our commitment to helping growers identify reliable new crop enhancement technologies in a fast-evolving and potentially confusing new sector.”

 

For further information, contact:                                                                            

Ailish Tracy, Global Communications Manager                                                    Tel: +44(0) 1582 465 542

Ailish.tracy@plantimpact.com                                                                                 www.plantimpact.com