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Good times for Integrated Pest Management

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Almost a year has passed since MAGRAMA, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of the Spanish Government, approved in the Sectorial Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development its National Action Plan for the sustainable use of plant protection products, PAN, taking in account the Article 4 of Directive 2009/128/EC. With that plan the administrations manifested their determination to introduce sustainability criteria in the use of plant protection products between 2013 and...
Cartel del PAN del MAGRAMA

Cartel del PAN del MAGRAMA

The origins of this business, in first person

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20 years ago, the catalan biologist Rafael Juncosa decided to develop, manufacture and sell environmental friendly products when these initiatives were more considered as main causes of environmental NGOs than business opportunities. That bet turned into what today is Futureco Bioscience SL, one of the most recognized companies in the research, development, production and commercialization of bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants globally. We interview Juncosa, founder and CEO of the company, as...
Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Rafael Juncosa, CEO and founder of Futureco Bioscience

Products for its use in organic farming

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To certify a product as suitable for its use in organic farming is not easy nor is it limited to a declaration of intent on the natural, organic or sustainable matter and fact, it requires verification by accreditation organizations, which the country can stand alone or be managed by the government. These accreditations require a number of conditions on the production, storage, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products to be certified as Bio, organic or green. Although they vary...
BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

BCS Öko Garantie stamp and international accreditation validity. Source: http://www.bcs-oeko.com/en_index.html

Mom, I want to devote myself to science

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Futureco Bioscience decided recently to formalize a new workspace that is integrated into the activities of Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication: the Responsible Projects Area, with four lines of action: Society, Cooperation and Development, Environment and Education. To date, on the Education line we have performed two activities: Tackle Biotech, a summer school stage of a month for four teenagers to engage its first contact with applied research in a biotech company...
Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

Poster of the Science Week 2013 in Catalonia

The long road of biological pesticides

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On October 23rd the Catalan public television TV3 aired the program "El llarg camí dels plaguicides biològics" (in English, "The long road of biological pesticides") as a capsule reportage of "El Medi Ambient" a space dedicated to raising awareness and communicating the challenges and trends related to the environment. The program includes the research and development activity of Futureco Bioscience to isolate, characterize, develop, register and market biopesticides based...
Image of the program

Image of the program "El Medi Ambient"

The question that a fungicide asks to a bioinsecticide based on an entomopathogenic fungus

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To apply a biopesticide based on an entomopathogenic fungus for control of insect pests you have to take in account some factors, especially if it's part of a program of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which involves many different methods and combinations of products that a priori could incompatible, as the biopesticide based on a fungus with fungicide, or as the insect is not that for which said biopesticide applies. If we apply both products together what would ask the fungicide to the...
Marta Almazán presenting the compatibility and safety for pollinators of NOFLY

Marta Almazán presenting the compatibility and safety for pollinators of NOFLY

An inexcusable meeting with the actors of agrobiologicals for biocontrol

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Between 21st and the 23rd of October 23, 2013, the Congress Centre of Basel, Switzerland, home to the eighth edition of the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, ABIM 2013, organized by the IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association for its acronym in English) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland, Germany and Austria FiBL (in its German acronym Biologischen Forschungsinstitut für Landbau). This event features a conference program on trends in...
Futureco Bioscience's Stand in the congress ABIM 2013

Futureco Bioscience's Stand in the congress ABIM 2013

To sell you have to test

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Once the efficacy and safety of a product is proved for free commercialization, some added tests are needed for its application depending on the crop and the climate conditions, as also the properties of the soils in which they will be applied. Field applications that have to do with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) require high experimentation and consultancy. IPM involves a collection of techniques to prevent and treat crop's pests in order to reduce the environmental impact of...
Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

Technicians from Certis and Futureco Bioscience

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