For 50 years, Dinagro, an absolute leader in its market, invests constantly in technology to offer to farmers the most efficient solutions in the fight against leaf-cutting ants.
Dinagro-S ant baits are composed of a mixture of an attractive substrate (dehydrated citrus pulp) and a toxic active principle (sulfluramid) in the form of pellets. Sulfluramid synthesized by Dinagro presents ideal characteristics for controlling leaf-cutting ants, such as action by ingestion, inodorous, non-repellent, environmentally accepted, lethal in a low concentration (0.3%), and delayed toxic action. The delayed (slow) action allows the ant to carry and process all applied product.
Toxicological class of Dinagro-S bait: IV – Slightly toxic (green band).
The micro biodegradable bait holder packaging–MEBIO® is a protective casing of Dinagro-S ant baits. This micro biodegradable packaging is more sustainable than the conventional plastic.
MEBIO presents a high rate of oxygen permeability, conferring a high attractiveness to leaf-cutting ants and a low water vapor permeability rate, protecting the baits in situations of excess humidity and rainfall. MEBIO is indicated for controlling ants of the genus ( Atta ) and quenquéns ( Acromyrmex ) with a high efficiency, easy application, and guaranteed operational efficiency.
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A pioneering company is one that invests in technology, creates opportunities, sees possibilities, and seeks new challenges. Pioneer is the company who goes ahead and announces something new, it is the pathfinder.
Founded in 1968 by the partners Izidro Pedro de Freitas and Salvatore Romano, Dinagro was initially designed to be a trade in insecticides and agricultural products and in 1969 was the brazilian pioneer in the manufacture of ant baits, replacing its imports and manufacturing a product with a high advantage for agriculture. In 1993, Dinagro was also the pioneer in manufacturing sulfluramid, becoming, today, the world’s largest manufacturer of this active principle.
In its 50 years of history, Dinagro solidified itself in the brazilian market and it is considered a leader in the production and commercialization of ant baits for leaf-cutting ants. The company’s success trajectory is consolidated in transparency, tradition, and innovation-oriented to new market trends, offering efficient and high standard solutions.
Companies of vanguard are companies committed to market studies, new trends, and attentive to opportunities. In this sense, Dinagro has been internationalizing and creating new possibilities for growth. In 2010, it established business with China in the search for promising agribusiness products, as well as a research framework and long-standing partnerships with several brazilian universities.
With a vocation to innovate, Dinagro felt the need to facilitate access to information about leaf-cutting ants and their control. Thinking in a quick, easy, free, and illustrative way, Dinagro entered the digital age and launched the first app for mobiles and tablets on leaf-cutting ants, the Saúva Club.
Dinagro believes that to be remembered as a pioneer company, it is necessary to reinvent itself without losing the true essence: the pioneering spirit and the vocation to innovate.
Dinagro has qualified consultants for post-sales technical support of its products. This support consists of:
Consulting and development of field research; and
Assistance to an emergency.
Technical training is carried out through lectures and field practices according to a schedule previously agreed with the technician responsible for the requesting company and has as target audience managers and applicators of ant bait. The theme is approached in different ways respecting the regional particularities of each client.
Technical visits take place on the various manual and/or mechanized work fronts when requested by the client in order to evaluate the application quality of Dinagro-S and/or Mebio® ant bait.
The technical consultancy has as objective the identification of improvement points and an indication of technologies adaptable to field conditions that each company presents. In addition, Dinagro’s technical team can carry out field research together with its customers’ technical managers aiming at the continuous improvement of the input application process.
Dinagro also provides assistance to an emergency within 48 hours from the day of a formal request from the client, whenever necessary.
Thinking in a quick, easy, free, and illustrative way, Dinagro entered the digital age and launched the first app for mobiles and tablets on leaf-cutting ants, the Saúva Club.
To use the app, you should download the Saúva Club from Play Store or App Store of your smartphone or tablet and, after a free installation, you can navigate through the options.
Saúva Club contains information on the main species of leaf-cutting ants, the damage they cause to reforestation, the method and timing appropriate to their control, the method of application of Dinagro-S ant bait, as well as the care that must be taken during the ant bait application.
This app presents several photos that help the user identify ant nests of the genus Atta and Acromyrmex, colony entrances that will receive the product doses, and illustrations on how to do the measurement of the leaf-cutting ant nest for the correct application of ant bait doses. The differential of this app is that soon a tool will be available allowing the users to perform a mapping of the occurrence of leaf-cutting ants in Brazil. Each user will be able to indicate the location where a certain species of leaf-cutting ant was found and this information will be made available in the app in order to update the data on its distribution in Brazil.
This app offers as an advantage the agility in obtaining information on the control of leaf-cutting ants and the practical interaction with our technical team by means of the Contact Us section.
Since it is always at the forefront of innovative solutions for the agricultural and forestry sector, Dinagro has gathered all its expertise in an ant bait with the experience for more than 10 years of the companies Combate and Eficiente Soluções Florestais for the development of technologies of mechanized application of ant bait. From this partnership, the Mebio® Mechanized Distributor (DMM), an equipment that applies the micro biodegradable bait holder packaging–MEBIO® was developed, offering the solution for controlling leaf-cutting ants in situations of humidity. With technical and operational advantages, it is possible to increase the annual application period, reduce application losses, perform a systematic and/or localized application, increase productivity, and, if connected to a software, the system can georeferentiate nests and map the operation (application grid, speed control, and application efficiency).
Dinagro is concerned about the continuous improvement of its business and products and, to continue innovating, the company maintains a long-standing partnership with the largest universities in Brazil: UNESP (São Paulo State University, Campus of Botucatu, Jaboticabal, and Rio Claro) and UFV (Federal University of Viçosa). Universities are considered the cradle of knowledge through their scientific and philosophical activities. This approach to academia and four-way work brings growth not only for the company but also for the society, which gains from academic production in the development of papers, research, and extension projects.
Dinagro’s Logistics System also integrates our portfolio of Efficient Solutions. This system strategically manages the movement, inventory, and storage of products, providing optimization and reliability throughout the process. Thus, we foster partnerships and generate customer satisfaction throughout the country.
Concerned about the life cycle of its products, Dinagro is a partner of INPEV (National Institute for the Processing of Empty Packaging) since mid-1998. This institution is responsible for receiving and correctly disposing of empty containers of agrochemicals. Thus, since 2002, Dinagro has integrated the so-called Clean Field System, contributing to the sustainability of the brazilian agricultural chain.
From very early, Dinagro incorporated Waste Management into its activities. Today, throughout the manufacturing process of ant bait there is the total use of raw materials and partial reuse of by-products through ideas and technology developed in the company. Thus, the lowest possible amount of waste is generated and receives an adequate final disposal.
The process of producing the ant bait is fully monitored in order to avoid any kind of environmental contamination. Our factory has facilities that avoid the emission of particulates into the atmosphere, being collected through filters and incinerated. The raw materials used in the process of producing the ant bait undergo a quality control before being released, guaranteeing the excellent quality of Dinagro-S ant bait.
In addition to the production of ant bait, Dinagro has in its unit a production line of the active principle sulfluramid. In this unit, the production process consists of a closed system with no gas emissions, losses or disposal of compounds generated during the synthesis. The water used during sulfluramid synthesis is suitably filtered and recycled to the production line. By-products and impurities generated during sulfluramid production process are collected and sent for incineration.
Dinagro has in its premises a quality control department that aims at providing the customer with the best material available in the market. The constant monitoring of ant bait physicochemical properties, carried out by highly trained professionals, ensures that the customer receives an excellent quality material to effectively combat agricultural pests.
Parallel to the work of quality control, Dinagro develops a research line that aims at obtaining new compounds with potential application in the agricultural area. This research aims at the structural modification of natural and abundant organic compounds or the total synthesis of molecules with low and medium complexity.
The new compounds developed are submitted to biological tests at the best entomology research centers in Brazil, such as the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Botucatu and Rio Claro and the Federal University of Viçosa.
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Contact Dinagro and one of our specialists will be pleased to assist you.