“International expansion is a top priority. Cytozyme’s global presence and long-standing partnerships filled strategic geographic needs,” said Rick Riegner, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. “The acquisition provided us an intact, highly-motivated Indian team, accelerating efforts to commercialize the broader Verdesian portfolio across India.
That team is led by RK Goyal, Business Director in South Asia.
“Our team here in India is incredibly blessed to be part of the Verdesian family. Cytozyme has had a presence here in India since 1984, so we have a record of serving the Indian agriculture community for the past 36 years,” said Goyal. “Even more exciting is to be able to offer our Indian growers new Verdesian technologies that will allow them to get the most out of their crops. Growers here are passionate about sustainable agriculture, and our growing product mix goes a long way in helping us all accomplish that.”
Since April alone, the Verdesian India team has been able to introduce four new products to growers in the country:
- AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer
- NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager
- Primacy ALPHA® Foliar and Soil Nutrient
- Take Off ST® Seed Treatment
“This is an invigorating time to serve in agriculture in India,” said Goyal. “The availability of these proven, effective technologies may mean that growers here not only will be able to continue doing what they love for many years to come, but that they can be profitable and sustainable at the same time.”
Verdesian Life Sciences enables a sustainable future for farmers through nutrient use efficiency. Grown from the ground up in 2012, Verdesian Life Sciences offers farmers and growers biological, nutritional, seed treatment, and inoculant technologies that maximize performance on high-value row crops and specialty crops as well as turf and ornamental plants. As a 4R Nutrient Stewardship Partner, Verdesian is committed to researching and developing environmentally- and financially-sustainable products. Further information about Verdesian is available at www.vlsci.com.