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Crop Care

Sustainability

The world is changing...

The world is changing quickly. The number of people in the world is growing, and with it the need for healthy food. But not at the same rate.

With the growing population, the increasing demand for food will require increased agricultural production. Croda Crop Care - which includes our agricultural businesses Crop Protection and Incotec - is collectively using smart science to maximise land productivity, by increasing yield and resilience, whilst protecting soil health and biodiversity.

Croda’s mission is to deliver targeted innovation to sustainably improve agricultural yields and contribute to global food security. We will accelerate our positive impact with solutions to tackle some of the biggest challenges the world is facing. We invest in innovation projects and partnerships to support crop and seed enhancement in mitigating the impact of a changing climate and land degradation.

  • Growing global population
  • Even greater growth in the need for food
  • Less agricultural land
  • Restrictions on the use of plant protection products
  • Climate change
  • Society’s focus on negative aspects of agriculture
  • Regenerative agriculture

Download the Sustainable Innovation from Seed to Harvest brochure to discover how Croda supports crop and seed enhancement through our offerings.

White paper: Mitigating abiotic stress to create resilient crops

Whitepaper Mitigating abiotic stress
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Updated: Sustainable innovation from seed to harvest

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Whitepaper - A microplastic-free future for seed treatments

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Whitepaper Mitigating abiotic stress in crops

Check out our new white paper on mitigating abiotic stress in crops!

Climate change is causing more unpredictable weather, making abiotic stresses worse globally. Plants that can handle these stresses well will produce more and stay more stable. Discover the challenges we need to tackle to improve how we deal with abiotic stress.

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Drift Reduction Technology

On target

Croda's drift reduction products help targeted spraying, meaning less waste and less impact on animals, plants, water, and land.

Croda has a range of drift reduction products that help to control the droplet size of agricultural spray and ensure that more of the spray is delivered to the intended target crop. Croda developed a low-speed wind tunnel in collaboration with academic and industry partners around the world including, agricultural, mechanical, and aerodynamic engineers. This helps to conduct in-depth research on spray droplet size control and drift reduction mechanisms.

Our drift reduction technology
Promote crop growth and yields

Promote crop growth and yields

Symiro has been shown to promote crop growth and yields.

As a vital source of food, protein, and oils, improving the yield of soybean in the Latin America region eases pressure on food production and provides economic benefit to farming communities. InSync™ Plus, our Symiro containing formulation has been proven to increase soybean yields in Brazil by on average 5.6%.

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cocoa

Making a difference to African farmers

Our biostimulant for cocoa can result in better quality and a higher yield.

Our biostimulant foliar spray for cocoa, distributed by a partner in West Africa, actively promotes the production and retention of cocoa pods which increases yield potential by up to 40% as well as improving the quality of the crop. This has been proven to make a significant difference to African farmers in terms of the amount of cocoa produced and therefore the amount of income they can generate for themselves and their families.

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microplastics

How to get rid of microplastics?

Incotec develops coatings for seed that have all the benefits of traditional seed coatings, but don't contain any microplastics.

We are committed to helping feed a growing population in the most sustainable way and with minimal environmental impact. Our first microplastic-free coatings were launched mid-2020. By now a large part of the product portfolio is already free of microplastics. All new products that we develop are free of microplastics.

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Improving yield in Brazil

Improving yield in Brazil

By enhancing the bioavailibility of the active ingredient, yield is increased while less land and water are needed.

Tween™ 24, a novel adjuvant, has shown to enhance the bioavailability of the active ingredient in a fungicide formulation, improving yield and reducing land and water used and associated CO2 emissions.

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About us

We design and produce high performance formulation aids and adjuvants for agrochemical applications.

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