The newly formed InteliGro was established in April 2016 with the integration of two industry leading crop solution companies, Terason and TechniChem, with a combined experience of 45 years in agriculture. With Head Offices in Wellington and Viljoenskroon, crop solution initiatives are brought to farmers across South Africa in the southern, central, eastern and northern parts of the country. InteliGro is favorably positioned to handle food security challenges in agriculture, by means of their solutions focused approach, with yield optimization and improved quality as the main goal.
InteliGro offers a combination of products, skills, technology and expertise through specific programmes and applications to ensure sustainable agriculture. The core business of InteliGro is to supply producers with the necessary tools enabling them to achieve their objectives for sustainable farming.
PO Box 85, Wellington, 7654,
3 Marchand Street, Wellington, 7655
Tel: 021 873 6177 l Fax: 021 873 7896
PO Box 446, Viljoenskroon, 9520,
17 Fortuna Street, Viljoenskroon, 9520
Tel: 056 343 3444 l Fax: 056 343 2223
WELLINGTON PO Box 85, Wellington, 7654 | 3 Marchand Street, Wellington, 7655 | Tel: 021 873 6177 l Fax: 021 873 7896
VILJOENSKROON PO Box 446, Viljoenskroon, 9520 | 17 Fortuna Street, Viljoenskroon, 9520 | Tel: 056 343 3444 l Fax: 056 343 2223
Email: email@example.com | www.intelichem.co.za
TECHNICAL MARKETING SERVICES
InteliGro is the market leader in the supply of innovative and value-adding crop solutions. The Technical and Marketing Services Department with 14 qualified and well experienced Technical Marketing Specialists (TMS), not only provide excellent service levels to end-users, but ensure that the Crop Solution Specialists (CSS) are at all times well trained and up to standard with the newest technology, crop and market trends.
The TMS team is representative of a diverse, knowledgeable and experienced group which ranges from Agronomists, Horticulturists, Viticulturists, Soil Scientists, Plant Nutrition Specialists, Entomologist and Plant Pathologist, who focus on a wide range of crops. Complimentary to the internal training, a variety of other services are also offered to the producer, i.e. problem solving, customised solutions and consultations.
CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
The diverse crop protection product portfolio enables InteliGro to provide the producer with a complete crop solution for a great variety of crops. When compiling the product range, great attention is given to anti-resistance strategies, market demands, grower preferences, residue restrictions, integrated pest management strategies (IPM), formulations and packaging. Intelekt Crop Solutions is responsible for crop protection research and development in the group, and more specifically the development of innovative and differentiated products and solutions. InteliChem recently acquired a 50% shareholding in Meridian Agritech.
This positions InteliGro well to adapt to the challenges of a fast changing agricultural environment, and to ensure own differentiated crop protection product registrations and sustainable crop solutions in the future.
CROP SOLUTION SPECIALISTS (CSS) AND DISTRIBUTION
All products are distributed and serviced by well trained and technically well-qualified Crop Solution Specialists (CSS) throughout South Africa. Apart from good crop and product knowledge, the CSS provide added value on a wide range of attributes, complementing the whole food supply chain. InteliGro’s extended distribution network and warehouses ensure efficient product access to all producers. There are 124 exclusive CSS, servicing growers from 93 warehouses on a national basis with expertise on a wide range of crops.
The product supply base consists of research based multi-nationals combined with local suppliers of off-patent products. This ensures a comprehensive and state-of-the-art offering, using the latest technology, while remaining cost effective for the local market. Preferred distribution rights have been earned through a number of suppliers, and InteliGro performs amongst the top distributors for Syngenta, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Villa Crop Protection, Adama, Meridian Agritech, Chempac and Philagro.
PLANT NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
The dedicated specialised Plant Nutrition Department provides clients with a technically well-backed plant nutrition solution by including well-known experts and products.
Carbology® is a customised plant nutrition innovation, with specific focus on plant conditioning and bio-stimulants in addition and combination to good agricultural practice in orchards.
INTELIGRO CONCENTRATES ON:
• FERTIGATION (WATER-SOLUBLE PRODUCTS)
• FOLIAR NUTRITION
• NATURAL FRUIT SET (BIO-STIMULANTS)
• GROWTH REGULATORS
• SOIL CONDITIONING
• ORGANIC ENRICHED FERTILISERS
With the higher global need for food production, together with a continuous growth in the world population, and an ever increasing shortage of arable land, the challenge remains to produce more food on less land.
Therefore the optimisation and retention of soil fertility is imperative in the long-run. Soil conditioning is a long-term process, with the main focus on enhancing biological activity in the soil.
SOIL CONDITIONING GOALS IMPLEMENTED BY INTELIGRO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
• INCREASE IN THE ORGANIC MATERIAL (AVISON)
• ADDING ADVANTAGEOUS MICRO-ORGANISMS (TERRAVITE)
• STIMULATING MICRO BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
• USE OF FERTILISERS WITH CONTROLLED RELEASE CHARACTERISTICS
InteliGro is geared towards the sustainability of the environment through the responsible and safe handling and application of pesticides training initiatives, campaigns and the use of bio-pesticides. Our output based offerings focus on adding value to the end users supporting the shift in agriculture towards responsible practises. Integrated biological solutions are offered to growers to contribute towards the strengthening pressure exerted by consumers on food safety and healthy produce. The CeraTrap mass trapping project for Fruit fly and Invader fly control is such an example of new innovation in this regard. Low residue programmes and Good Agricultural Practices are the core of the solution offered, with the requirements of the consumer considered.
Intelekt Technology Solutions is a collective brand, together with partnerships, for the development of mobile application software to enhance the sustainability of the service offering. FarmTrack and Trapview are two technology alliances which further enhances the service offering to fulfil the credentials of precision agriculture and sustainable farming. In-time feedback on field and orchard assessments are crucial to management and decision making, and are offered via electronic reporting and feedback formats.