Australia / New Zealand
What we do
Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd. develops and manufactures patented products for agricultural, home and turf applications in Sub Sahara Africa. Our Mission is to create value for clients, employees, business partners and shareholders by providing innovative and effective solutions for sustainable crop protection and Yield improvement. The product range and services are based on unique, well researched technology, technical support, innovative marketing, long term agreements and professional relationships. Product categories include adjuvants, pesticides, soil conditioning and foliar feeds.
Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to all business stakeholders through supply of unique technology to a global client base for the promotion of sustainable crop protection.
A brief overview
Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd. was established in 2001, originally trading with a single product, but since then it has grown significantly. The company, based in Somerset West, South Africa is now part of a global group of companies represented in over 80 countries worldwide. Other entities in the group include Oro Agri Inc operating in North America and based in Fresno, California. Oro Agri Brazil in South America, Oro Agri BV based in Netherlands and Oro Agri International Ltd operating in all other regions.
Our core product range contains OROWET® technology comprising of cold-pressed orange oil, sourced from the citrus industry, blended in a proprietary mixture with surfactants and other ingredients to create a unique and versatile range of products with a wide range of concentration dependent applications.
At higher concentrations, OROWET technology provides highly effective contact activity against various insects, fungi and mites. When used as bio-pesticide, the technology is very suitable for use in integrated pest management (IPM) programs or as an alternative to conventional pesticides to assist with resistance management or pest control close to harvest when conventional residual pesticides are not allowed.
At lower doses OROWET technology can be used as a surfactant with superior wetting and spreading properties. As a surfactant is it highly effective in replacing mineral oil and other standard surfactants in various crops, while effectively enhancing performance of many pesticides and herbicides. It is also being applied successfully as formulation partner with chemical active ingredients to enhance biological efficacy.
The latest formulation containing OROWET technology is applied as a soil conditioner to improve water infiltration rates and distribution in the soil. It is successfully applied as a management tool to manage soil restrictions such as compaction, hydrophobicity, structural inconsistency and poor water distribution, so that irrigation water can be utilised more efficiently.
OROWET technology has some very unique applications as foliar feeds, which are used worldwide. Latest developments include a bio-stimulant to improve crop yield and quality.
Research, including both in-house and outsourced contract work, is constantly focused on finding real and practical solutions for ORO AGRI clients. In the process new applications for OROWET technology is developed, expanding the product range with new registrations and ensure that products are effective and remain relevant in the fast changing agricultural environment.