German pharmaceutical and chemicals company Bayer AG, Israel-based drip-irrigation firm Netafim Ltd. and BGN Technologies, and the knowledge transfer company of Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), announced that they have signed a three-year research collaboration to develop drip irrigation as a delivery system for Bayer’s chemical pesticide designed to kill plant-parasitic worms.
The joint research collaboration aims to further develop a solution that utilizes Netafim’s drip irrigation systems to deliver Bayer’s chemical and biological crop protection products.
Netafim manufacturing plant.
The mutual research project will be carried out in BGU and Netafim facilities.
In early 2018, Mexico-based pipes and chemicals company Mexichem SAB de CV acquired 80% of Netafim.