While the world has recently had a wake-up call over food shortages and climate change, reducing dependence on so-called hard chemicals is becoming increasingly important for the agriculture industry.
The population growth, a renewed focus on biofuels, and on food quality and safety is putting increasing pressure on agriculture.
The need for innovative crop protection chemicals that can sustainably increase productivity and produce healthy and nutritious food has never been greater.
Existing chemicals and pesticides for agriculture are already in the process of being deregistered – especially in Europe – or regulations around when and how they can be used are becoming tighter. These restrictions require farmers to look for innovative solutions to help them overcome pests and disease in their crops.
Calix has developed BOOSTER-Mag, an easy-to-apply foliar spray that acts as both fertiliser and stimulates a plants natural ability to fight disease and pests. It demonstrably provides a substantial safety, simplicity, sustainability and productivity benefit.Find out more on BOOSTER-Mag
Treating wastewater from industries and farms has a dual potential benefit. Treated water can be recycled to help cut down industries’ fresh water use, and the waste load in wastewater can be converted to biogas and used to produce electricity.
Calix ACTI-Mag can increase the quality and quantity of the biogas coming from anaerobic systems, and provide a significant economic boost for food processing plants. The energy produced from biogas can be fed back into the grid or used in other parts of the production process, which represents a real opportunity to reduce energy costs.Find out more on ACTI-Mag for biogas