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Agrinos Expands Partnership with Zuari Agri Sciences

Additional High Yield Technology® Biological Crop Inputs Available from Zuari

OSLO, Norway/NEW DELHI, India (Sept. 29, 2016)―Agrinos, a leading biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with Indian fertilizer, seed and crop care product provider Zuari Agri Sciences Ltd.

Zuari Agri Sciences is expanding its portfolio of products that feature Agrinos’ unique and proprietary High Yield Technology (HYT®) platform. Zuari will market Chemfree® Roots, which is powered by Agrinos’ microbial HYT A technology, to Indian farmers beginning October 2016. Widely recognized as a leader in the Indian agricultural market, Zuari works with 6,000 distributors and dealers serving 23 million farmers whose crops include wheat, rice, cotton, soybeans, sugarcane, fruits and vegetables.

“Partnerships with leading agricultural providers like Zuari are invaluable as we continue to make Agrinos biological crop input solutions broadly available to farmers in India and other geographies worldwide,” said Indranil Das, Vice President for Agrinos India & Asia. “As Indian growers experience the benefits of our microbial HYT A technology firsthand, we expect more and more farmers to capture the value of Chemfree Roots.”

Agrinos’ microbial products deliver soil-applied proprietary solutions that promote highly productive microbial systems in the soil to support plant heath, quality and yield and improve fertilizer efficiency to create an enhanced crop nutritional environment.

“We’re pleased to grow our partnership with Agrinos and expand our portfolio to include Chemfree Roots for growers in our core markets across India,” said Naveen Kapoor, President of Agribusiness, Zuari Group. “One of our goals is to help Indian growers improve their profitability while implementing practices that support sustainability. The use of biological inputs is rapidly increasing and Agrinos is bringing innovative products that provide measurable results.”

Zuari Agri Sciences Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd., is engaged in the production and trading of hybrid and high-yielding seeds and crop care products. In 2015, Zuari introduced Chemfree, which is powered by Arginos’ HYT B biostimulant product platform.

About Agrinos
Agrinos is a biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of modern agriculture. Agrinos’ range of biofertilizers and biostimulant products help farmers to practice profitable agriculture by providing increased crop productivity, improved efficiency of conventional fertilizer and a reduced environmental footprint.

Based on Agrinos’ proprietary High Yield Technology (HYT®) platform, the HYT products provide benefits by strengthening the soil-based microbial ecosystem, stimulating crop development at key points in the growth cycle and boosting natural plant resistance to environmental stresses. With solutions for a variety of crop categories, the technology comprising the HYT products has demonstrated its value in third-party trials in key agricultural regions worldwide.

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