SOURCE: Agricen

Agricen, A Loveland Products Company

August 31, 2016 15:00 ET

Agricen Announces Operations in Australia

Agricen Australia Will Provide Sustainable Agricultural Technologies to Australian Growers

FRISCO, TX and BRIGHTON, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - August 31, 2016) - Agricen, a plant health technology company, announced today that the Company is now operating in Australia as Agricen Australia. Agricen Australia is producing sustainable fertilizer biocatalyst products under the names of Basis® and Foundation™ LM for distribution in the Australian market through Loveland Agri Products and Landmark. The products are manufactured using natural, locally sourced base ingredients in a recently constructed plant located in Dandenong, Australia, which has capacity to produce over 2.5 million liters (approximately 660,000 gallons) of product annually.

"This is an important milestone for Agricen's growth into new international markets as well as for Australian agriculture, which now has access to a new generation of sustainable plant health technologies," says Michael Totora, President and CEO of Agricen. "With the new operation in Australia, our products are now being distributed across three continents: North America, South America and Australia. We are excited by the momentum and interest in Agricen's technologies -- and their positive contribution to growers' cropping programs and sustainability efforts."

Basis and Foundation LM are agricultural biostimulants derived from diverse, naturally occurring microbial communities and designed to work with a grower's existing crop fertility program to increase nutrient availability and improve overall plant performance. Basis is specifically formulated for use with granular fertilizers, while Foundation LM is formulated for use with spray applications, including liquid fertilizers, ground-applied herbicides and broadacre sprays. Since the initiation of production in Australia over the past year, Basis and Foundation LM have been tested across Australia and used to improve the health and productivity of crops that include canola, wheat, pulses and fresh produce/horticultural crops such as strawberries, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage (wombok) and sugar cane.

Australian growers who are interested in learning more about biocatalyst technology or purchasing the products can contact their regional Loveland Agri Products representatives: Northeast Region -- Michael Bednarz (Michael.Bednarz@landmark.com.au) and Andrew Chapman (Andrew.Chapman@landmark.com.au); Southeast Region -- Michael (Mick) Darling (Michael.Darling@landmark.com.au), Craig Hole (Craig.Hole@landmark.com.au), and David Noble (David.Noble@landmark.com.au); and Western Australia -- Justin Lynn (Justin.Lynn@landmark.com.au) and Robert Alderman (robert.alderman@landmark.com.au).

About Agricen and Agricen Australia

Agricen is a plant health technology company delivering biochemical-based products that efficiently and sustainably enhance plant health and nutrition. Headquartered in the United States, the company also has operations and a production facility in Australia (Agricen Australia). In the U.S., Agricen's proven biocatalyst technology is available in three of Loveland Products' fastest growing brands, Accomplish® LM, Extract Powered by Accomplish™ and Titan®, which help to increase nutrient availability and uptake, improve sustainability, optimize plant performance and maximize yield potential. In Australia, Accomplish LM and Titan are available as Foundation™ LM and Basis® Powered by Foundation, respectively. For more information, please visit www.agricen.com (U.S.) or www.agricen.com.au (Australia).

Foundation and Extract Powered by Accomplish are trademarks and Accomplish, Basis and Titan are registered trademarks of Loveland Products, Inc.

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