R&D Mission Statement
Becker Underwood R&D exists to contribute to sustainable corporate growth through discovery, design and delivery of new bioactives and technology platforms for Agricultural and Horticultural markets.
Contribution to Ag Sector
The demand of the global population for food, fuel, feed and fiber produced from a finite amount of land and resources is continuously increasing. At the same time the world faces constraints on water availability and increasing public concern for environmental issues.
Innovation of new technologies and solutions is the key to meeting both these challenges.
Becker Underwood is proud of its contribution to the development of effective and sustainable products that helps enable the production of higher-quality, higher-yielding, and more efficient plants and crops.
The company places high emphasis on quality control while focusing on formulating and developing products that incorporate new technologies to help meet internal, customer, environmental, and regulatory needs.
Becker Underwood works with proprietary libraries of biologicals and also collaborates with several universities, institutes, and large customers. A practical approach that involves laboratory and glasshouse screening, quickly followed by field trials, results in higher product efficacy, and shorter time to market.
Becker Underwood R&D initiatives are led by highly skilled and experienced professionals of varying disciplines. Team expertise includes microbiology, fermentation, molecular biology, entomology, plant pathology, chemistry, biochemistry, agronomy, seed treatment applications, and development of coatings and polymer technologies in quality-based systems. Innovation is at the heart of the team. Close to 50 percent of revenues in FY2012 are linked to products launched since 2005.
Through close collaboration with leading edge technology centers, Becker Underwood’s R&D specialists are able to quickly identify and develop unique solutions.
Becker Underwood takes pride in the quality, consistency, and continuous improvement of the products that it sells. Innovative research, extensive product development, and quality manufacturing contribute to the success of the company’s products.