The global crop yields rose rapidly in the early decades of the “green revolution”, productivity is now plateauing in many regions of the world. The reason the productivity of industrial agriculture is now under threat is because Pests, viruses, fungi, bacteria and weeds are adapting to chemical pest management faster than ever. Meanwhile, synthetic fertilisers are fast destroying the soil biota and its nutrient-recycling potential. This creates a dangerous treadmill effect: increasing resistance leads to increasing pesticide use, generating mounting costs for farmers and further environmental degradation.
“It has been estimated that hardly 0.1% of the agrochemical used in crop protection reaches the target pest leaving the remaining 99.9% to enter the environment thus causing hazards to non-target organisms.”
At Telluris, we are committed to bring our support to the concept of sustainable agriculture by meeting the needs of present and future generations by developing novel ecologically safe products while ensuring profitability, environmental health and social and economic equity.