UPL signs multi-year agreement with the Soil Health


UPL Ltd. and the Soil Health Institute (SHI) have signed a two-year agreement that will see SHI evaluate the soil health at selected UPL research and development field stations around the world (including UPL’s OpenAg Farm in Brazil), provide soil health training for UPL field agronomists, and help establish R&D protocols for evaluating the impacts of management practices on soil health.

UPL, with its mission to make every food product more sustainable, collaborates with partners, farmers and key stakeholders to meet the future demand of agriculture, and they say improving soil heath is essential to achieving that goal. The partnership with SHI will advance understanding of regenerative practices to meet the challenges of tomorrow, while at the same time, improving productivity and farmer livelihoods.
“Our collaboration with SHI is a step towards understanding our soil in a much deeper way to provide the right solutions for farmers to enhance soil health, a key element for sustainable agriculture,” said Adrian Percy, chief technology officer, UPL. “It exemplifies our belief in activating connections across the world’s agriculture system and powering new levels of sustainable growth, in line with our OpenAg purpose, an agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.”
According to Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, CEO of the Soil Health Institute, SHI’s research and training programs are focused to provide useful outcomes for farmers, the environment and society. “So far, most of our work has been in North America. This collaboration with UPL will allow us to further explore and translate soil health science into actionable management practices in other regions of the world, too,” said Honeycutt.



New AG International November/December 2020


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