Agritech startup’s innovative insect control is just what the grain industry ordered
On-farm storage is now a feature of many Australian cropping operations. But where grain goes, insects can follow, threatening the quality and marketability of stored grain and cereal. With Australia’s domestic and key export markets having zero tolerance of live pests in grain sold for human consumption, control of stored grain pests is a key industry priority.
And globally, it’s big business, with the grain protectant market tipped to reach USD 726.1 million by 2023.
But as insect resistance to common grain protectants increases, and more consumers demand safer, environmentally sensitive agrochemicals, the race is on to develop alternatives.
Australian agritech startup, Davren Global, is leading the field with a package of technologies focused around the use of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) as a novel, non-toxic and effective grain protectant for the control of insect pests in stored grains and cereals.
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