Seipasa, a Spanish company specialising in the development, formulation and production of bioinsecticides, biofungicides, biostimulants and nutritional products, received a visit from a delegation from the Californian Government interested in learning about the keys to its Natural Technology model applied to agriculture.
The delegation was led by Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, accompanied by a group of representatives from top companies such as Terranova Ranch, Driscoll's, Westside Produce and Wonderful Citrus. The delegation also included several researchers and managers from the University of California agriculture departments, as well as the leaders from the California State Food and Agriculture Panel, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, the Agriculture Council of California, and the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California State Board of Food and Agriculture.
The meeting also served to present the projects and lines of work that Seipasa is working on in the United States.
Seipasa’s CEO, Pedro Peleato, thanked the Californian delegation for the interest shown in the products and solutions that Seipasa is putting in the hands of North American farmers to produce fruit, vegetables and cereals without chemical residues and with high value-added for the most demanding markets.
Peleato recalled that California and the Mediterranean region share many agricultural challenges due to water scarcity, pest and disease pressure and the effects of climate change. In his speech, Seipasa’s CEO explained how Seipasa has addressed these challenges over the past 25 years.
Natural Technology applied to agriculture
“We have got it with a model called Natural Technology, which is based on innovation, sustainability and knowledge applied to agriculture. The first challenge is to condense into an agronomic formulation all the innovations we can develop from research into botanical and microbiological principles. And above all, to do so in a rational and sustainable way, respecting the environment that surrounds us,” said Pelearto.
Seipasa’s CEO added that the second challenge is efficiency: “Helping farmers to maximise the yield of their production with fewer and fewer resources, in other words, producing more with less. This -he stressed- is also Natural Technology and part of the differential value of the solutions that we put in the hands of farmers”.
Before the end of the day, the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the rest of the delegation had the opportunity to visit the new facilities of Seipasa, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.