A Wyre firm is exporting a product to African banana growers following a successful trial.
Levity CropScience, based in Bilsborrow, has received its first order from Ghana, for its Tropical Albina product, which helps banana growers produce greater yields.
The West African country has 347,000 hectares of banana farms, producing 3.7 million tonnes of bananas a year in a rapidly expanding sector.
However, it also suffers from Saharan winds that cause stress to crops such as bananas, leading to challenging conditions for growers.
Levity says its product helps the crop maintain growth yield and quality during stress periods and ensures that the plant can better resist attack by fungal diseases like Sigatoka.
In West Af rica, the banana crops cam suffer from stress during the Harmattan season, where the weather systems from the Sahara bring dry winds that harm the crop.
The firm says Tropical Albina performed well in trials there last year and now Levity has started shipping its product to banana farms in Ghana and other West African markets.
Levity products aid growers, in particular, Tropical Albina helps produce crops that are more resilient to stressful climates and disease, increasing yields.
David Marks, MD, Levity CropScience said: “We’re excited to be adding Ghana to our ever-growing list of export countries.
“Tropical Albina will give growers across Ghana the ability to produce greater banana yields that are resilient to disease and the harsh Saharan winds that sweep across the country.
“All of the products are developed by ourselves and engineered to get the maximum quality, life span and yield for users. Levity products are specially designed to help crops excel in dry and challenging climates.”
The firm specialises in increasing yields and crop problem solving.
It offers tailored troubleshooting agronomy advice for growers and works on creating fertiliser products to solve issues.
In particular, Levity specialises in creating smart fertilisers that increase the growth, quality, resilience and yield of potatoes, soft fruit, top fruit, cacao, protected crops and leafy vegetable crops.