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Plant Health Care Plc LSE:PHC London Ordinary Share GB00B01JC540 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.65 -7.1% 8.50 8.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 - 7,000 16:35:18
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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
04/5/2018
06:29
One of the fastest-growing segments in agricultural inputs is biological products, with the potential to grow 20% per year over the next five years, hence the industry is attracting the attention of larger players. Hence as I mentioned further above, the appetite for technology, products and acquisitions in the ag bologics sector is increasing, and thus the valuations for such companies have begun to respond accordingly. Driving this growth are consumers demanding food with fewer chemical residues and producers striving to preserve the effectiveness of their pest control tools. Biological products are already providing growers with crop protection solutions to help with residue and resistance management, but the sector is set to realise significant growth as demand and regulation ramps up over the next few years. The soybean harvest in Brazil has finished, so hopefully the impending trial data will be at least as encouraging as those previously achieved. If this is indeed achieved then we should advance to a successful licencing process for the exclusive rights for use in South American soybeans, which would represent a catalyst event, and will hopefully represent one of a number of catalysts to follow.
wan
03/5/2018
16:32
Wow fantastic volume !!!!Here we go
dubai123
03/5/2018
16:04
Interesting institution swapsies at 22p - About 1.5% changed hands - Will we see an rns ?
pugugly
03/5/2018
08:54
Plant healthcare on the move . Serious opportunity for investors here A very credible management team with a milestone catalyst coming upOne of my biggest holdings and truest back the team
dubai123
03/5/2018
07:46
EBIC AT INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION MEETING IN CHINA April 27, 2018 by Lili Chatzikonstantinou Speakers from the US Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), the Standardization Administration of the P.R. China (SAC), and industry, all agreed today that Europe has been a pioneer in developing biostimulants. Furthermore, there was consensus that the EBIC definition was the reference for defining biostimulants with its focus on improving nutrient use, tolerance to abiotic stress and quality as well as general benefits for crop vigor and yield. Combined with the recent inclusion of an almost identical definition in the US Farm Bill, the convergence towards EBIC’s definition shows the influence EBIC has had in setting the international agenda for structuring the sector. Full story - https://tinyurl.com/Biostimulants-Standardization
wan
25/4/2018
07:16
(double post)
wan
25/4/2018
07:15
To further highlight the interest in biologicals (as indicted in my header post), the following shows the appetite for technology, products and acquisitions in the ag bologics sector - Inocucor Makes ‘First of Many’ Acquisitions, Closes Series B on $54.4m APRIL 19, 2018 Agriculture biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutritionin the opening salvo of a plan to become a “selective consolidator” in the premium crop inputs space. “At the end of the day what brought Inocucor and ATP together was that they wanted to grow their product offering in biologicals and we wanted to develop our own marketing channel for second-generation biologicals,” said Marvin. Marvin calls his product “second generation biologicals” because Inocucor’s don’t contain actual microbes, but the metabolites that send metabolic signals to stimulate plant growth. “Inocucor’s acquisition platform strategy is incredibly unique and provides immediate value through the first successful acquisition of ATP. Inocucor will continue to make strategic acquisitions in adjacent areas of the plant-health industry that help the company deliver a portfolio of differentiated products that act in collaboration with existing and future biological-based products,” he said. Both Belldegrun and Marvin agree that the biologicals space is crowded and needs consolidation. “Agricultural input providers are fragmented and provide individual solutions. Growers need to maximize ROI for integrated farming programs by utilizing a portfolio of differentiated products that act in collaboration between biologicals and nutrients. That is exactly what Inocucor is building through its acquisition strategy,” said Belldegrun. Full story, Agfunder - https://tinyurl.com/Interest-in-Biologicals
wan
25/4/2018
06:49
The following recent discovery and findings are significant, which I believe will further underscore, if not intensify, the interest in PHC's new technology, PREtec (peptides that can provide various agronomic benefits for use in agriculture) - April 5, 2018 Newly discovered hormone helps keep plants from dehydrating Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have discovered a small hormone that helps plants retain water when none is available in the soil. Published in the journal Nature on April 4, the study shows how the peptide CLE25 moves from the roots to the leaves when water is scarce and helps prevent water loss by closing pores in the leaf surface. In animals, peptide hormones are small chains of amino acids that move through the blood and help keep our bodies in balance when the environment changes. For example, when your blood pressure is low, your body produces the hormone vasopressin, which circulates in the blood and acts to narrow your arteries, which increases your blood pressure back to normal levels. Plants also have hormones—called phytohormones—but, scientists know much less about them. The plant scientists at RIKEN CSRS wanted to find out whether any plant hormones respond to physical—abiotic—stress. As first author Fuminori Takahashi explains, “Although we know that some peptide hormones in plants mediate cellular development, until now nobody had identified any that regulate responses to physical stresses such as dehydration.” The team began by looking at CLE peptides that are synthesized in the roots and at ABA— a hormone that is known to accumulate in leaves and help close pores in response to drought stress. Applying many CLE peptides to plant roots showed that only CLE25 led to increased ABA in the leaves and pore closure. The team determined that the link between these two events was the increase in an enzyme necessary for making ABA. In addition to this artificial situation, they showed that CLE25 levels increase in the roots of plants that are subjected to dehydration stress, leading to the same results. The next question was whether CLE25 moves through the plant circulatory system. Detecting functional peptide hormones is very difficult in living cells because the amounts are so small. “We resolved this problem,” says Takahashi, “by using a high sensitive mass spectrometry system, and developing a screening system that can identify the mobile peptides moving from root to shoot.” With this technology, the researchers were able to tag CLE25 molecules and visualize their movement from the roots to the leaves, indicating that it was indeed a mobile hormone and that it likely interacted with other molecules in leaf to produce ABA. Before investigating how CLE25 induces ABA synthesis once it arrives at the leaf, the team created mutant plants that lacked CLE25 or ABA and performed several control experiments that confirmed that their findings. In particular, after only three hours of dehydration, plants without CLE25 already showed 7 times less leaf ABA and had lost more water than control plants. Finally, the team examined several mutants and discovered that BAM1/BAM3 receptors in leaf were the link between CLE25 and ABA production. Now that they have discovered the CLE25 peptide hormone and determined how it helps plants retain water, the team is confident that this is just the beginning. As Takahashi notes, “Our research absolutely has applications in the real world and should contribute to the development of abiotic stress-resistant crops that take advantage of the mobile peptide system in plants.” The group at RIKEN CSRS already has its own plans in this direction. “First,” explains Takahashi, “we are working on modified peptides that are more effective for stress resistance than the natural ones. Second, we are working on ways to mix functional peptides into fertilizer to enhance drought resistance of crops in the field.” https://tinyurl.com/Peptide-Discovery I note PHC are also targeting abiotic stress/drought. The last two paragraphs are instructive; as the findings overall provides further evidence that the use of targeted peptides look set to play an important part in agriculture. And it should be noted that PHC have already developed modified peptides which are currently being used in crop trials. I also note that a recent PHC Investor Presentation is available - https://tinyurl.com/PHC-Investor-Presentation Soybean Rust presents a large near term opportunity for PHC (amongst others). So, a particular point that stood out for me in the Presentation, was the chart on page 21, which shows the improvement in disease severity/resistance in soybeans when PHC's Lead Peptide for Soybeans in Brazil: PHC279 was combined with a number of large players traditional offerings.
wan
18/4/2018
07:25
Thanks for the link paulfred1.He does sound upbeat but again seems to kick the can down the road regarding the first license,now saying by the end of 2018 .Also if he is saying that breakeven is possible for 2019 but only if further licenses are auctioned then that doesn't indicate to me the value for each of them will be that high taking in to consideration that 2019 should also have royalty payments for the first license plus 20% increase in revenue on their commercial products.Any further delays and its going to be more cash burn i feel in 2019 as well
riddlerone
17/4/2018
08:55
Thank you wan - very helpful!
coincall
17/4/2018
08:45
Written Q&A also available - http://bit.ly/2H2iHNQ
astonedt
17/4/2018
08:26
It is worth anyone new to PHC also listening to the recent interview, a link for which is in the header.
wan
17/4/2018
08:24
I have created a new PHC thread, including a link to the interview in the header - https://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=42577096
wan
17/4/2018
08:24
I have created a new PHC thread - https://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=42577096
wan
17/4/2018
08:21
Plant Health Care; Using novel biological products to address global agricultural markets Plant Health Care is one of the leading providers of natural, plant yield enhancing products to the agricultural industry. The Company has focused on selling or licensing its technologies in global agricultural markets in order to achieve the greatest return for its shareholders. One of the rapidly growing trends in agriculture is biologicals. Vast sums are being made available for research and product development, and also via strategic partnerships and M&A in order to bring effective biological products to market. To exemplify the interest, importance and potential size of this emerging market, one only has to look at Bayer's efforts and deal making regarding Biologics. In one example Bayer have partnered with Ginkgo Bioworks in a $100m funded venture. Another ag giant, Monsanto, has also been ramping up its biologicals portfolio, and not to mention the fact that Bayer is in the final stages of acquiring Monsanto! Plant Health Care has already entered this market, with sales of their Harpin range of products recording impressive growth, importantly their Harpin Alpha Beta product appears to offer further growth potential going forwards, via additional crop targets and new distribution agreements. Whilst the benefits of certain biolgicals to agriculture is widely recognised, bringing such products to market is not straight forward. Putting regulatory issues to one side (which in any regard should be more straight forward and quicker than bringing synthetic chemistry through the regulatory process). The very nature of biologics e.g. living organisms and bioactive compounds, means they are not as hardy and shelf stable as their synthetic alternatives, as they tend to degrade rapidly in heat and sunlight and have limited storage lives. PHC's new technology offering, PREtec overcomes the instability associated with most biologics and are applicable to a wide range of crops. The first target market for PREtec is in soybeans to protect against soybean rust resistance and increase yields. Soybeans represent a very large global market, and Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) is a major issue, particularly in Brazil where ASR is developing resistance even to the most advanced chemical fungicides in the market. PHC and their evaluation partners are trialing Pretec in Brazil soybeans and data from these ASR trials are due in Q2 2018. Four global agricultural/seed majors are running field trials in Brazil of Innatus 3G added to chemical sprays for the control of Asian Soybean Rust (ASR), a devastating fungal disease of soybeans. Farmers spent US$1.7 billion on soybean fungicides in 2016 in Brazil; there are increasing concerns about disease resistance and the resulting impact on yield. In the Company's trials, their lead peptides have shown promise for the control of ASR, especially for the control of resistant disease when used in mixture with conventional agrochemicals. Exclusive rights to Innatus 3G for use in South American soybeans are expected to be licenced through a competitive licencing process in the second half of 2018. Soybean rust resistance has evolved faster than the chemical companies have been able to adjust, to the extent that their chemicals have become less effective. If Plant Health Care's PREtec offering is proven to control of Asian Soybean Rust, then on its on its own this could be a company transforming product! The use of PREtec in other markets and crops is also being evaluated; PHC expanded its programme of trials in other crops. Results continued to show good performance for Innatus 3G under disease and drought stress, and for T-Rex 3G against nematodes. Y-Max 3G peptides increased yields even under optimal growing conditions. Discussions continue with partners about future licencing of Innatus 3G in other crops and regions and of both T-Rex 3G and Y-Max 3G. All five of the top global agricultural/seed companies and a number of other companies are testing lead peptides from PHC's PREtec platforms Innatus(TM) 3G, T-Rex 3G and Y-Max 3G. 2018 could well prove to be a decisive period for PHC, with 2019 providing further potential for material value and growth events to be realised. The following interview on April 16th 2018 is worth listening to - https://tinyurl.com/Plant-Health-Care-Interview Plant Health Care website - https://tinyurl.com/Plant-Health-Care-Website Please conduct your own research when making investment decisions, as the originator, or the threads contributors, could be either wrong or inaccurate.
wan
16/4/2018
10:19
CEO & Executive Chairman Dr Chris Richards discusses their latest full year results in this DT interview: http://bit.ly/2J0kX8V
astonedt
16/4/2018
07:13
Very good interview on Directors Talk - v upbeat!
paulfred1
13/4/2018
06:45
It does appear that this year could be a decisive year for PHC. I am particularly attracted here by Plant Health Care's new technology offerings. Soybean rust resistance has evolved faster than the chemical companies have been able to adjust, to the extent that their chemicals have become less effective. If Plant Health Care's PHC279 is proven to control of Asian Soybean Rust, then on its on its own this could be a company transforming product! Trial results for PHC279 are due in the second half of 2018, and I note that the soybean harvest is well advanced and complete is some areas of Brazil, with soybean rust presenting and causing yield loss in some areas - April 11, 2018 2017/18 Brazilian Soybean Crop over Three Quarters Harvested Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc. The Brazilian soybean crop is 77% harvested compared to 82% last year and 77% for the 5-year average according to AgRural. The harvest is complete in central Brazil. In southern Brazil the soybeans are 84% harvested in Parana, 40% in Santa Catarina, and 35% in Rio Grande do Sul. The early yields in Rio Grande do Sul were better than expected, but the yields of the later maturing soybeans are less than expected. They blame the disappointing yields on soybean rust. Rio Grande do Sul ended up with the most cases of soybean rust in Brazil. Full story - https://tinyurl.com/Brazil-Soybean-Harvest
wan
10/4/2018
09:29
It doesnt look like that to me as new business from sugar cane should improve revenue,more delays in the much touted auctions is the annoying thing.They desperately need one of these to happen to prove the value and hence the market cap.
riddlerone
10/4/2018
09:29
Why would they want to say anything about Q1, other than as they have which is to confirm Brazil sugar cane?
trcml
10/4/2018
09:17
Wonder if the outlook is a veiled half one warning. Didn't say much about Q1
zipstuck
11/3/2018
15:00
Plant Health Care Announces H2Copla Launch in partnership with Coplacana in Brazil hxxp://www.planthealthcare.com/plant-health-care-announces-h2copla-launch-partnership-coplacana-brazil/
riddlerone
06/3/2018
07:11
Dubai123,thanks I didn't know the disclosure rules had been changed.
riddlerone
05/3/2018
22:19
Hey just posted something that might be of interest to you
dubai123
05/3/2018
22:18
Two things1. Under new rules post MiFID II institutions only need to disclose through 5% as opposed to 3%. Retail guys same old rules2. See this Bloomberg article of Asian soya bean. The opportunity here is massive for plant healthcarehttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-12-21/killer-fungus-threatens-brazilian-farms-as-pesticides-lose-power
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