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Controlling crop loss from pests and disease has been a challenge for farmers since agriculture began. Modern agriculture is heavily reliant on pesticides to kill the pests and diseases that afflict their crops. However the pesticide industry is not able to keep up as pests become resistant and registrations are lost due to environmental concerns, leaving farmers looking for new ways to protect their crops.
At Levity our scientists are studying cops to find ways to make them healthy and more able to resist pest and disease attack. Our research looks at how to strengthen plants so they are harder to infect, how to make them less appealing to insects and nematodes, and how to make pesticides work better by combining them with strengthening nutrients. By applying different thinking our research is helping to reduce the need for pesticides.
Levity use a unique combination of crop science and agronomy to find better ways to grow crops. Our scientists are researching how plant physiology can improve agricultural inputs to develop products that help farmers produce better yields.
Levity have world class research facilities split between two sites at Myerscough Agricultural College and Lancaster University. Our team of scientists enjoy unrivalled access to formulation and development labs, testing labs, controlled environment growth rooms, experimental glasshouses, field test sites and a huge array of analytical equipment.
What sets Levity apart is how we approach product development. We bridge academia and industry, taking the very latest in academic research and finding ways to put it to practical use to solve problems for farmers. Our products start on a farm where our expert agronomists take time to understand the challenges faced by growers, we then go back to the lab and apply crop science in research programmes. The products that emerge are tested around the world in rigorous independent trial programmes before we are finally ready to go back to the farm with a new product.