Our distribution partner and sister company Growth Agriculture
Growth Agriculture Pty Ltd began operations in 1992 and is an importer, wholesaler and manufacturer of a unique range of products heavily focused on foliar nutrition and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in crop production
A key partner of Innovate Ag, the NSW DPI run a number of different field trials, testing Sero-X in a number of different crops, ranging from macadamia nut to cotton, and testing the application of Sero-X in seed treatments.
With the discovery of cyclotides in Sero-X, collaboration began with arguably the worlds leading expert in cyclotides, Professor David Craik from The Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), located at The University of Queensland (UQ). This has culminated in the successful application for an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant which sees Innovate Ag continue its investment in R&D and looks to future products from the same plant. In particular, this new project aims are to
- Characterise the naturally occurring distribution of cyclotides in Plant X
- Understand the mechanism of action of Plant X extracts against key crop pests
- Enhance the yield of specific bioactive principles from Plant X
- Optimise the formulation of Plant X extracts for maximum insecticidal activity
Southern Cross Plant Science (SCPS), a division of Southern Cross University, have been involved since the very beginning of the Sero-X project and are world renowned for their cutting edge research. SCPS carries out research underpinning the cultivation and utilisation of plants. They harvest knowledge of how genetic and environmental factors contribute to end-use properties of crops and other added-value natural products.
The School of Science and Health at the University of Western Sydney perform all our insecticidal assays. Find out more here.