Vive Wins “Crop Protection Solution of the Year” Award

Published online: Aug 18, 2021 News
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Vive Crop Protection has been selected as winner of the “Crop Protection Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards. These awards are conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global ag tech market today.

Vive Crop Protection has successfully created six new fungicide and insecticide products using trusted active ingredients with its patented and innovative nano-polymer Allosperse Delivery System technology. The Allosperse Delivery System allows previously incompatible products to be mixed with liquid fertilizer and other crop inputs, and applied in a single application, reducing fuel, time and water usage. Using nanotechnology, Allosperse is finely tuned for precise targeting, whether the product is being mixed in a spray tank or applied to soil, seed or foliage. 

While Allosperse does not change the mode of action of a pesticide, growers have seen significant improvement in performance simply by applying products at the right time, in the right place and at the right rate. 

Vive products do not require additional equipment solutions; the fungicide and insecticide products are simply added to the liquid fertilizer tank and applied. The majority of products containing the Allosperse Delivery System are mixed with liquid fertilizer and applied in-furrow at plant to increase operational efficiency and demonstrate functionality. 

“We are honored to receive this recognition from AgTech Breakthrough. At Vive Crop Protection, we are committed to developing products and technologies that increase grower ROI, efficiency and sustainability,” says Vive CEO Darren Anderson. “This award affirms that our combined decades of experience in agriculture, business, science and technology are successful at reducing environmental impact while increasing crop quality and yields. Research shows that 97 percent of customers re-use Vive products year after year, and that our products are estimated to have saved U.S. farmers 34 million gallons of water, 189,000 gallons of fuel and 15,000 hours of farm labor since 2018.”

The mission of the annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food technology categories, including internet of things (IoT)- and artificial intelligence (AI)-based agricultural technologies, farm management, indoor farming, food quality and data analytics. This year’s program attracted more than 1,500 nominations from over 15 different countries.

“Developing novel active ingredients can take decades and cost millions of dollars,” says Bryan Vaughn, managing director of AgTech Breakthrough Awards. “Vive Crop Protection has put its focus on making existing active ingredients more efficient and able to be applied differently, allowing growers to use proven AIs in new ways to create on-farm efficiency and value. This includes both biological and chemical AIs, which Vive can easily deliver in the same jug. By using Vive products, growers have found that time-consuming activity is no longer required. Congratulations to everyone at Vive Crop Protection on being our choice for ‘Crop Protection Solution of the Year’ with their truly breakthrough solution.”