Plant Health & Agriculture

Plant Health & Agriculture

The agriculture industry finds itself at the center of some of the world’s major macro challenges

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A Bio-Based Solution to Agricultural Challenges

A rising global population and shrinking arable land are increasing pressure on improving agricultural output and achieving “more from less”. Add in increasingly extreme climatic events and a tightening regulatory landscape, and the magnitude of the problem becomes quite clear.


ADM’s diverse portfolio of bio-based ingredients can play a pivotal role in helping the industry rise to these challenges. With global pressure mounting against the use of pesticides and biocides, using more natural and plant-based ingredients are an effective alternative. These components deliver the same functional benefits while helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the agriculture industry.

Key Benefits

Our broad range of nature derived emulsifiers, dispersants, binders and solvents are the ideal formulating toolkit to develop high performance plant protection products, fertilizers and bio-stimulants.

As well as meeting the performance challenges of the industry, our rich bio-based sourcing helps to address the critical challenge of decarbonization.

Our range of raw materials is complemented with a range of specialty oils and phospholipids that offer additional value in the final product.


Key Applications

Our plant health and agriculture solutions and technology support the following applications:

  • Adjuvants and carriers
  • Binders
  • Dispersants
  • Emulsifying
  • Fertilizers

Related Products

Emulsifiers and hydrocolloids

ADM provides consistent, effective, plant-based emulsifiers and hydrocolloids for a broad range of formulated products and applications.


ADM offers a full line of dry and liquid fertilizers and a vast supply chain network to ensure your quality products are delivered on time.

Propylene Glycol

ADM’s propylene glycol is a versatile bio-based product that can be used across a variety of markets in place of traditional petroleum-based products.


ADM’s plant-based polyols offer a range of functionalities in a variety of personal care, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.


Whether you’re producing paper, wallboard or corrugated containers, ADM’s range of plant-based starches includes a product that you should consider.

Industrial Oils

ADM’s plant-based industrial oils can be used in a wide range of industrial applications as a viable alternative to petrochemical based oils.

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