London, UK: UPL Ltd, a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, announced the opening of its Global NPP Research Center in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
The Global NPP Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility will advance natural solutions through scientific and applied excellence. This modern greenhouse with specialised equipment, will be a hub for experienced researchers, fostering collaborations with local and international universities and research centres, and serve as a platform for agricultural knowledge and innovative solutions.
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Biosolutions refer to agricultural inputs developed with naturally derived active ingredients, ranging from seaweed extracts to micro-organisms. UPL is a global leader in biosolutions and the extensive Natural Plant Protection (NPP) portfolio covers a range of applications, including increasing crop resilience to disease, pests, and environmental conditions, supporting crop nutrition, and improving soil health, while reducing residues and environmental impacts.
Mike Frank, CEO of UPL Corporation, said, “We are so proud to inaugurate the Global NPP Research Center today, this significant investment will continue to add value for growers and strengthen our focus on differentiated and sustainable solutions. This facility represents a significant milestone in advancing agricultural practices worldwide.”
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Speaking at the occasion, Jai Shroff, Group CEO & Chairman, UPL, said, “The NPP Research Center reflects UPL’s mission to reimagine sustainability and our OpenAg commitment to building an ecosystem of connectivity and collaboration. This centre-of-excellence will help address key challenges such as heat and water stress, soil health and positively impact global food security.”
This R&D investment strengthens UPL’s global presence as a leader in sustainable agricultural solutions. UPL is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding US$6bn. The company is building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers.