Crop Protection portfolio expansion from Life Scientific

Want to find out how cutting-edge R&D is bringing more quality off-patent crop protection products to market? Visit the Life Scientific stand at CropTec.


Top chemists and technical experts will be on hand to share how the company’s unique ability to reverse engineer a product from the reference product is bringing more quality off-patent crop protection products to market, increasing product choice to UK growers and agronomists.

Since launching into the UK market in 2017, Life Scientific now have more than 12 products registered for use on UK farms, explains Life Scientific’s technical manager, Ruth Stanley.

But the work doesn’t stop here, she adds. “We have several new projects underway looking at a range of seed treatments and adjuvants that we hope to launch in the near future.”

“This step change in the pace in which off-patent products come to market is increasingly significant in our current highly unpredictable regulatory environment,” she points out.

“So how do we do this? Innovation is at the heart of everything we do.”

“Our scientists navigate complex organic and analytical chemistry and regulatory requirements to develop optimised formulations.”

“In this way we are confident that our products stand up to the most rigorous scientific and regulatory standards, meaning that our off patent products are as effective as the current leading standards in the market.”

“We also invest a large amount of resource into generating data to support our product performance on farm,” says Mrs Stanley.

“Working with independent experts, we are looking into application techniques to improve timing and persistency for our herbicides and insecticides – benefitting both the grower and the environment.”

“BYDV control is currently at the forefront of minds and this is an area of focus for our scientists; we hope to be able to offer a better understanding on how timing and application of insecticides can improve control. “

Visitors to the stand at Croptec will be able to talk through any of these areas. There will also be a chance to enter a free prize draw to win an exclusive Alan Paine shooting coat.

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