Syngenta/Agrupa Adra ink sustainable supply deal
Syngenta has agreed a supply deal with Spanish food produce supplier Agrupa Adra (Almeria) to create a "sustainable intensive agriculture that opens the door to large-scale European distribution". The agreement, termed Operation Grata (rational management of water in agricultural treatments), is a wide-ranging venture including the use of new residue treatment technology, tools for improving the safety of pesticide applications, and training. It also involves the supply of Syngenta's integrated crop solutions, from pesticides to beneficial insects. The supply deal includes Syngenta's drying tool, Heliosec, which uses sunlight and air to dry residues left in spray tanks.