Innovak Global : 65 years as a root specialist

The Mexican company marked its 65th anniversary by launching a new product portfolio.
Thu 03/11/2022 by Julie Butler

Constantly bringing new innovations to the market is part of Innovak Global’s DNA. And every two years, it brings together advisors, distributors and professionals with close links to it in order to share details of its latest advances. In July, 2022, over 200 people from all over the world attended the Innovak Evolution event in Cancún featuring talks by eminent scientists and demonstration stations of the company’s new technologies. It was there that the root biostimulation pioneer launched Pfenergy, its new technology named to reflect the use of polyphenol components as the source of energy for plants.

The Root Dynamics Regulation approach

Innovak Global was one of the first companies in the world to study the root and its environment, considering it a vital component with great potential to increase crop productivity. Accordingly, it set up a knowledge centre called the Rhizosphere Center, where researchers develop solutions for root problems in different crops. By 2005, the company had developed its Root Dynamics Regulation (RDR) approach to understanding all the processes that take place in roots and their environment during the crop cycle. With a focus on maximising the productivity of crops in a sustainable way, RDR is constantly updated as the company generates new findings or develops new products addressing emerging problems in the fields. For example, Innovak Global recently launched Balox, a biostimulant based on polyphenols that addresses plant saline stress.

Boosting root activity in crops

This comes in response to the root stress issues now facing various crops around the globe. Balox stimulates plants to generate their own osmolytes to face adversities in the environment, allowing better crop development amid salt stress. Innovak Global’s RDR technology covers five areas critical to crop development, starting with soil conditioners to improve plant establishment, followed by the previously mentioned root stress, such as that caused by saline stress. Then there is a focus on boosting root activity in crops, such as generating new roots, so as to improve nutrient absorption and fertiliser efficiency. Next is the rhizospheric environment and facilitating the beneficial interaction that exists between microorganisms and the roots, while the fifth area involves maximising root health so plants can better deal with the presence of soil-borne diseases that affect crop productivity.


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