In an extraordinary context of health emergency due to the emergence of COVID-19, the technology firm for agriculture Indigo carried out a virtual workshop in Argentina in which it presented its technological offer of wheat for this campaign. The panel was attended by Ecologist Gervasio Piñeiro, from Fauba and Conicet, and Agricultural Engineer Fernando García Frugoni, Director of Indigo Research Partners.
During the event, Indigo 30 was launched, a PGPR bacterium that works as a stress reliever and promotes root growth. Two technological package options were presented: the Biological Pack that combines Indigo 30 and Tricoderma and the Chemical Pack, which combines Indigo 30 plus a market-leading therapeutic seed fungicide.
The Packs have the objective that the producer has, in a single application, protection against soil and seed diseases, in addition to a biostimulant whose results on average demonstrate an increase in yield of between 150 and 300 kg / ha average. These responses were seen in more than 75% of the cases evaluated, which at the level of biological responses makes it a very reliable product in the field.
“In a context of high volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, the best way to produce is to understand the whole – as a system – to take a leap in the curve by combining input technologies and processes that enhance systems supported by interactions. The way to not get caught up in the logic of adding more inputs with no effect on yields is to generate a new productivity curve through the combination of inputs and technologies, ”Frugoni said.
Indigo has this year a more traditional commercial proposal. Likewise, the philosophy continues to be that of working together with the producers with the aim of increasing yields and improving the sustainability of the systems.
To access Indigo products, farmers can contact each other through the company’s different digital channels: Instagram, Twitter and the website.
In these particular times due to the emergence of COVID-19, all digital tools play a fundamental role in agribusiness.