SETTING THE SCENE
While much of the discussion has centred around fertilizer use, soil amendments and conditioners are an equally critical tool in soil restoration efforts and our ability to feed the anticipated 9 billion people inhabiting the earth by 2050. While fertilizers deliver the nutrients plants need for crops to grow, soil amendments provide the environment for fertilizers to be effective; a desolate soil cannot be improved through the use of fertilizer alone – no matter how much is applied.
With awareness around the critical nature of soil health becoming more prevalent, soil amendments have seen increasing use in recent years and continue to be on an upward trend; a 2017 report by Research and Markets projected that global demand for soil conditioners would see a CAGR of 8.16% up to the year 2022.
Healthy soil consists of fungi, microbes, earthworms, macro fauna and micro/mesofauna. Sustainable Agriculture involves not only the physical properties and mineral structure of the soil, but also the process by which organic matter is transformed into humus by microbes, fungi, earthworms etc. Our research products are made incorporating crop residue and other organic matter into the soil promotes microbial growth which in turn promotes humus production and soil fertility.
Sciencetech Agrolab’s mission is to foster and implement new technologies or strategies, which increase efficiency, conserve resources or significantly improve the lives of farmers and consumers. With that principle in mind, we are incessantly researching and develop new solutions to the market. All agronomic research, development and laboratory tests are carried out in our own R&D center.
The company is staffed by some of Malaysia’s leading Crop Science, Soils and Fertilizer researchers. Because of their expertise, these researchers have developed new technologies & improved existing technologies to provide value to the Malaysia market, in terms of product design and mix at a low cost of production.
Sciencetech Agrolab is in a unique position to deliver novel and powerful solutions to the market because of its innovative research and development platform. The R&D platform bundles several proprietary technologies which make up a high-throughput pipeline for discovery of new soil amendment & growth enhancer products. Field trial programs were specifically conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of research products on the growth and yield of rice, potatoes, fruits and vegetable crops.
OUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Our Technical Research & Development Department is key to our efforts in ensuring the quality and the superiority of the company’s product. This is achieved through various activities such as: