New biological pesticide company from the Santa Clara Group is presented at the Andav 2023 Congress

Inflora Biociência is being launched with more than 10 own microorganisms already registered, in addition to 7 product registrations ready for use in the field

08.08.2023 | 14:36 (UTC -3)
Enio Campoi
João Pedro Cury, CEO of the Santa Clara Group
João Pedro Cury, CEO of the Santa Clara Group

The Santa Clara Group, based in Ribeirão Preto/SP, which has been operating in the production and supply of agricultural inputs to Brazil and more than 30 countries for more than 26 years, participates in the Andav 2023 Congress, between the 8th and 10th of August , at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, and highlights Inflora Biociência, a new company in the plant protection market, focused on the development and production of biological pesticides.

Inflora Biociência is being launched with more than 10 own microorganisms already registered, in addition to 7 registrations of products ready for use in the field, which include bionematicides, bioinsecticides and biofungicides. This development was the result of a project that began in 2013, dedicated to the production of bioinsecticides, and which in the last 6 years has received a large investment in research for the development of new biodefensive technologies.

The biodefensive market showed a 66% increase in revenue in the last harvest. This growth reflects the potential of the sector, which has achieved continuous increases annually, with rates exceeding 50% p.a. These positive results come from the growing number of registered products, and the demand from rural properties, which are looking for technical alternatives that combine high agronomic efficiency, sustainable production and food security.

Brazil leads the use of biological pesticides, with more than 55% of farmers applying these products on their properties. This means that the investment made by the Santa Clara Group meets market demand, while complementing its technology portfolio. 

In addition to Inflora, the holding operates in the special fertilizers segment, through Santa Clara Agrociência, providing industrialization and fertilizer production services with Hydromol, and in the production of essential oils with Linax. With 3 industrial units, located in Jaboticabal/SP, it distributes its products to all Brazilian agricultural regions, and also abroad.

With an investment of over 8% of its gross revenue in Research & Development, practically double the sector average. The Group acquired a new area, also in Jaboticabal, with 40 ha, to install the new Inflora Biociência industrial unit, which will also feature an Innovation Center and Technological Showcase, with a complete research structure in the areas of management, physiology and plant protection. The Innovation Center will accelerate and increase the creation of new technologies, in addition to conducting partnerships with public institutions and training professionals in the area.

The Santa Clara Group achieved 31% growth in the last harvest. As a financial result, revenue has increased 5 times in the last 6 years. By 2030, the Group intends to earn R$1 billion, of which R$550 million in the biological pesticides unit alone.

To support this growth, the holding has made a series of investments in technology, people, processes and structure, which, combined with a good strategic project, is leading the group to become a reference for special products for crops in Brazil and throughout the world.

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