Following successful trials, SST attended the 18th China International & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC) in Shanghai from 7th to 9th March to promote a new wetting and germination aid – Bi-Agra Band.
Bi-Agra Band is a new generation soil treatment, and unlike traditional soil wetting agents, Bi-Agra Band will rehydrate non – wetting soils after an extended dry period, giving growers the confidence to sow early or dry. Bi-Agra Band retains moisture and nutrients in the plant root zone, whilst improved moisture and nutrient efficiencies result in stronger plant growth and crop yields. Bi-Agra Band is highly beneficial in:
• Soils with poor water holding capacity
• Water repellent hydrophobic soils
• Sandy soils, sandy gravels
Please contact your local sales representative for more information, or download our brochure here
Geoff Booth has joined SST New Zealand as Key Account Manager – South Island.
Geoff joins us from Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate NZ ltd., where he has worked as an Account Manager for the past 7 years selling fertiliser across the South Island. Prior to that he was with Otago Regional Council and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry utilising his skills learnt studying his Bachelor of Science (Botany) and Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management in NZ Agriculture.
Geoff can be contact at email@example.com or +64 27 405 6673
Companion significantly enhances the performance of many pesticide sprays by acidifying spray water, reducing spray drift and improving penetration and plant uptake. To learn more please read our new Companion Leaflet.
Axieo is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire SST Australia, a leading supplier of adjuvants and spray additives for the agricultural and horticultural industries in Australia and New Zealand.
Axieo’s CEO Sam Bastounas said: “This is a major strategic acquisition for Axieo. It provides us with proprietary IP that supplements our existing expertise in surfactants. It also complements our investment in technical innovation through Monash University’s Green Chemical Futures facility.
“SST has an outstanding reputation for personal service and for innovative spray application and adjuvant products that assist in the control of weeds, insects and fungal pests and promote the growth of crops and turf”, he said.
SST’s founder and current Managing Director John Illingworth said: “I’m pleased to find in Axieo a company that understands and values what is great about SST Australia, and has the ambition and capital to drive it further. I feel that I’m leaving our customers and the team we’ve built in excellent hands, and I look forward to following their progress in the coming years.”
Sam Bastounas said that the expanded and improved reach the combined companies offer means that Axieo is ideally placed to meet a broader range of needs across the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the region.
“Agriculture is an enduring industry in both Australia and New Zealand. The innovation and service we provide can help deliver improved efficiency and productivity to farms across Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, Axieo’s scale and financial strength mean we are well placed to expand SST across Australasia and into Asia.
“In the months ahead we will invest in upgraded manufacturing facilities that expand our capabilities further and we will rebrand SST Australia to SST Asia Pacific. “In the meantime, we congratulate Martyn Jones, a Business Director from our Specialties business who will take over as General Manager of the business, and Graeme Pearson who will assume the role of Technical Manager. SST’s founder John Illingworth will provide support to Martyn and the team, and SST’s team and agents will remain in place”, Mr Bastounas said.