- Plant Health Care has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta LifeScience Limited for the use of Plant Health Care's proprietary protein technology for foliar application to sugar cane in Brazil. Commercial terms were not disclosed.

Under this agreement, Arysta LifeScience will evaluate the technology across a range of geographical locations throughout Brazil. The expanded testing program will generate detailed information on increased biomass and sucrose production, which in earlier studies showed significant and reliable increases in yield.

Pending local registration and consistent and reliable test results in the evaluation program, first sales of the product are anticipated in the 2017 crop season.

Sugarcane is an important crop in Brazil, covering more than 8,000,000 hectares. Much of this cane is used for ethanol production, which is a major pillar in the renewable fuel policy of the Brazilian government.

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