Pangaea Agrochemicals, based in Norwich and Cambridge has gained a grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop a product to tackle pesticide resistant black-grass.
Pangaea Agrochemicals concentrates on finding solutions to pests and weeds that have become resilient to existing pesticides. The grant will be used for a reformulation project that will use active ingredients that have had efficacy in the past to overcome resistance.
The funding will accelerate the development of this technology and allow the team to run further trials in the local area.
Michael Gifford from Pangaea Agrochemicals, said: “Pangaea Agrochemicals are delighted to have been awarded this grant. We have a really exciting technology that will prove vital in the battle against resistant black-grass.
“The support from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative will allow us to develop our solution to this national problem using the world-class facilities and expertise available in East Anglia.”