supplier's commercial partner, Sumi Agro, has been selling Mevalone in France since receiving approval for the sale and use of the product for the treatment of botrytis on table and wine grapes in January 2017.
The AIM-listed biopesticide
products developer said such "emergency" authorisations are allowed by EU member states when local regulatory authorities judge that they are needed in the local market in order to meet the requirements of growers in the absence of suitable commercially-available alternatives.
"We began treating trees in the Protected Zone with an approved biopesticide
during the week beginning April 23.
Zequanox molluscicide is a patented, naturally derived aquatic biopesticide
that effectively controls all life stages of invasive zebra and quagga mussels.
Advantages attributed to biopesticide
usage over chemically synthesized products are related to the fact that biopesticides
: are supposedly less toxic; are more selective in combating unwanted biological targets; possess higher efficiency at lower concentrations; decompose more quickly, reducing adverse environmental effects; and can be used in integrated pest management, reducing the use of conventional pesticides (ALEXANDER, 2016).
Currently, the development of a Bacillus thuringiensis based biopesticide
is a priority axis of research in the field of fight against predator's crops.
While chitosan is often used as a biopesticide
, Ongo said its industrial use as a sorbent material for removing oil in water is gaining ground in the scientific community.
The global biopesticide
and synthetic pesticide market will grow from PS34bn in 2013 to PS53bn by 2019, according to research firm BCC.
One example of a Bionema product is a biopesticide
developed to control a determined pest of the strawberry, known as the Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) - it causes an estimated PS15m worth of damage to the crop per annum in the UK alone.
"The most interesting active ingredients are in biopesticide
The sides reached agreement about use of this biopesticide