March 15, 2017. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Acadian Plant Health (APH), a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL), announced today the launch of their new platform technology during the 15th New Ag International Conference & Exhibition in Berlin, Germany. The launch of Acadian BioSwitch will help strengthen the company’s commitment to providing proven solutions to growers within the agricultural industry.

Acadian BioSwitch is an advanced technology used to create innovative plant health solutions. It enhances natural processes within plants by switching on gene expression and active compound production that stimulate plant growth and protect against environmental stresses. Designed for modern agriculture, there are four key elements that make this technology extremely unique: its sustainability; its proprietary manufacturing process; its composition, containing an exclusive mix of beneficial bioactive compounds; and its efficacy, backed by years of robust science and research.

“For 35 years, we have been listening to the challenges that farmers are facing in growing their crops,” said President and CEO of ASL, Jean-Paul Deveau. “A key differentiating factor of Acadian BioSwitch is that it has a strong foundation of research and science; it’s supported by researchers from around the world and it’s a proven technology that works where it matters most – in the field.”

“The launch of this new technology will lay the foundation for Acadian Plant Health’s long-term growth strategy. A ‘seal of quality,’ representing the technology, has been developed. Going forward, all crop inputs that contain this technology will bear the seal so that growers can easily identify Acadian BioSwitch-powered products,” said President of APH, Roger Tripathi. “Since Acadian BioSwitch is the ‘trigger technology’ – the system responsible for stimulating certain plant growth mechanisms – behind several trusted APH brands, growers can rest assured that any new products containing it will provide the same superior performance with every application, year after year.”

Tripathi adds, “While still working to determine the modes of action of this technology, APH has shown that bioactive compounds found within Acadian BioSwitch™ enhance or inhibit the function of certain genes that enhance rooting, stress management and overall plant health and productivity.”Acadian BioSwitch is a technology produced by Acadian Plant Health. Acadian Plant Health™ is the world leader in biostimulant and bionutritional solutions scientifically proven to increase crop yields. Acadian Plant Health™ is dedicated to sustainability and maximizing crop yields while protecting the environment. Acadian products optimize plant performance from seed to table by improving plant establishment, nutrition and stress management. Acadian Plant Health™ is a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited. Acadian’s agricultural products include Acadian®, Stimplex®, Stella Maris® and Toggle® that are used as soil and foliar inputs on over 70 crops in more than 80 countries.

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