Premium off-patent crop protection company Life Scientific will be exhibiting at Croptec for the first time reflecting the openness of the UK arable industry to new innovation and growth.
Life Scientific focuses on bringing the newest off-patent products to market much faster than has ever been previously possible. Its range of products are focused on identical formulations of brand leaders.
Bringing off-patent products to market in this way represents a significant step change in the pace in which off-patent products become available and this is increasingly significant in our current highly unpredictable regulatory environment, explains Life Scientific UK country manager, Bill Lankford.
“Our approach is unique within the crop protection industry and is based on a very strong scientific concept around the ability to reverse engineer a product from the original, meaning that the resulting product is accepted as comparable by the regulatory authority. “
“All of our products have full generic registration, there are no parallel imports.“
“The only fundamental difference to the original reference products is price; ours will cost less than the brand leader, so for growers and agronomists looking at their costs of production we are offering crop protection solutions genuinely worthy of consideration.”
This autumn Life Scientific will launch the first commercially available, off-patent mesosulfuron and iodosulfuron herbicides Niantic and Cintac.
Niantic is a post emergence early season applied herbicide for controlling grass and broad-leaved weeds in winter wheat, whilst Cintac is a post emergence spring applied herbicide for controlling grass and broad-leaved weeds in winter wheat and both products will be commercially available in January 2018.
Dr Lankford points out that Croptec will be one of the first opportunities to find out more about these herbicides, as well as well as any of the other Life Scientific products registered for the UK market.
“We have already seen successful sales this season of our capsule suspension formulation of Lambda-cyhalothrin (Lambdastar) for controlling aphids both in early and later drilled crops of wheat, winter barley and oats,” he says.
Key representatives and technical experts from Life Scientific will be available during the course of Croptec. CEO Nicola Mitchell, UK country manager, Bill Lankford, European R&D portfolio manager Richard Brereton, and Senior Regulatory Affairs Executive William Devane, will all be on hand to share information and discuss any plant protection needs.
TABLE: List of UK approvals (NOV 2017)
|Azoxystrobin 250 g/L SC||Azoxystar||17407|
|Chlorothalonil 500g/L SC||Ovarb||17972|
|Clodinafop 240g/L EC||Kipota||17993|
|Florasulam 50g/L SC||Sumir||17974|
|Lambda-cyhalothrin 100g/L CS||Lambdastar||17406|
|Mesotrione 100g/L SC||Basilico||18028|
|Mesosulfuron 30g/kg + Iodosulfuron 6g/kg WG||Niantic||18217|
|Mesosulfuron 30g/kg + Iodosulfuron 10g/kg WG||Cintac||18222|