Alltech Crop Science has acquired Improcrop in South Africa as part of its efforts to develop agronomy fields and groves worldwide.
Improcrop, a long-time distributor for Alltech in South Africa, is now also part of its agronomic and horticultural division.
Founded in 1980 by its Irish-born president Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a privately held, US-based animal health and nutrition company that utilises natural, yeast-based solutions. Its European headquarters is in Dunboyne, Co Meath.
“This purchase will allow us to even better serve producers in South Africa and eventually, producers in the rest of this rapidly growing continent, who are looking for alternatives to traditional methods of production,” said Alltech chairman Geoff Frank.
“As chemicals continued to be banned around the world, we are keen in investing further in this agronomy portion of our business and helping farmers get the most out of their crop naturally.”
Alltech addresses the production methods of a range of crops, “ranging from citrus to silage and everything in between”.
Its research on 69 cultivars in 29 countries has led to a range of brands, including Agro-Mos, Compost-Aid, Complex-Aid, and Crop-Set.
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