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Who is IBMA?

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The IBMA is the International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association. This organization brings together actors of the industry of biocontrol products, such as biopesticides, for sustainable crop protection practices. The IBMA was established in 2002 in aim to associate all companies, organizations and individuals involved with the development and the use of biocontrol activities; represent the industry in the relationship with national and international institutions, policy makers, media...
Cover of the IBMA members directory

Cover of the IBMA members directory

Research of the context

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Often, when the organizational structure of a company is presented, it's represented with an outline or diagram consisting on boxes or nodes that are connected by lines and organized by levels depending on their hierarchical organization. It is an abstract representation to understand the complexity of an organization of people who pursue a specific and collective purpose, beyond individual, personal and professional goals.To know how a company works without having any job experience in...
Examples of organizational structures of companies, from the blog Bonkers World, organizational charts, http://www.bonkersworld.net/organizational-charts/

Examples of organizational structures of companies, from the blog Bonkers World, organizational charts, http://www.bonkersworld.net/organizational-charts/

Compatibility of NOFLY with other products for Integrated Pest Management programs

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Currently in Europe and Spain we are in the legal framework of Directive 2009/128/EC on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, which aims to reduce risks of using pesticides that may endanger human and animal health, and the environment. This policy promotes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the use of alternative or complementary techniques to those related to conventional chemical pesticides. This does not imply a complete replacement of the use of synthetic agrochemical pesticides, but...
Image of the Ecoletter of NOFLY's compatibility with insecticides and fungicides that debuts a new design for this type of publications

Image of the Ecoletter of NOFLY's compatibility with insecticides and fungicides that debuts a new design for this type of publications

Towards new models of management of the agri-food sector

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February opens with two important international events in the arena of the agri-food industry: The Smart Fruit Congress, from the 2nd to the 4th february in Barcelona, and Fruit Logistica in Berlin, which follows it from the 5th to the 7th.Smart is becoming a fashionable prefix. It means innovation, modernity, creativity, sustainable technology development, urban planning, environment, transport and coexistence. The smart new approach involves a more thoughtful and inclusive sense of the...
Home of the website of the Congress Smart Fruit

Home of the website of the Congress Smart Fruit

Home of the website of Fruit Logistica

Home of the website of Fruit Logistica

The reach and scope of what is integrative and sustainable

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A few hours have passed since the closure of the Smart Fruit Congress, the 1st edition of an International Conference that has brought together a series of lectures, panel discussions and an exhibition on IPM or Integrated Pest Management of agricultural crops. The event, that brought together 700 actors from fifteen countries, was inaugurated on the 2nd february with the Plenary Lecture: “Plant health and the food challenge“ of Francisco García Olmedo,...
Edwin Mauricio Aragón Rojas, Chief Officer of OIRSA, presenting its organisation in the Smart Fruit Congress

Edwin Mauricio Aragón Rojas, Chief Officer of OIRSA, presenting its organisation in the Smart Fruit Congress

Biopesticide NOFLY is harmless to natural enemies of insect pests

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One of the biggest risks to assess when a biopesticide is applied on a crop is its toxicity to other insects different to the pest organisms to be treated, such as beneficial insects like bees or natural enemies of the crop's pest you are preventing or controlling, and that are normally present in the environment. Natural enemies can be predators or parasitoids, and are also often used in biological pest control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Recently it has been published that NOFLY, a...
Nymphs of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

Nymphs of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

Refine the strategy and expand the R+D team to launch faster more products to the market

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Futureco Bioscience SA reorganizes and extends the most valuable asset of the company: its R&D and Regulatory Affairs Department. The Department has changed its management model and has recruited three researchers, adding grey matter to a team that in 2012 grew from 4 to 8 employees and in the last year has grown from 8 to 13. The reorganization of the R&D and Regulatory Affairs Department is a new stage that has been preparing for years, and involves changing the old organization,...
Lola Piñol, Belén López García and Clara Oliver, the new researchers of the R&D team

Lola Piñol, Belén López García and Clara Oliver, the new researchers of the R&D team

The satisfaction of being motivated after 5 years working for the same company

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When Thomas Martinez began to study agricultural engineering he didn't expect that a few years later he would travel worldwide with the product portfolio of Futureco Bioscience under his arm. His work is halfway between business and technical adviser, and has contributed to the sweet moment of a company that continues to grow and still feels that it’s on the go. Thomas Martinez, now Director of Market Development and Product Manager, opens to answer why the two years he expected to...
Thomas Martínez representing Futureco Bioscience in the exhibition Fruit Logistica the 6th of february of 2014

Thomas Martínez representing Futureco Bioscience in the exhibition Fruit Logistica the 6th of february of 2014

Iran Agrishow 2014

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Iran Agrishow is one of the most important events about machinery and inputs for the agricultural sector of the Caucasus. In its ninth edition, held between the 18th and 21st February 2014, Futureco Bioscience’s distributor in Iran, Foroughedsaht Co., headed by its CEO Mohsen Karami and a delegation of technicians and commercials in the area participated in the event. At the end of the Iran Agrishow, the stand of Foroughedsaht Co. was named the best of Iran Agrishow 2014. The Iran market...
Sales representatives, technicians and managers from Foroughedsaht Co. in the Iran Agrishow 2014

Sales representatives, technicians and managers from Foroughedsaht Co. in the Iran Agrishow 2014

Stand of Foroughedsaht Co., recognized as the best stand in Iran Agrishow 2014

Stand of Foroughedsaht Co., recognized as the best stand in Iran Agrishow 2014

The friendly coexistence between a bioinsecticide and pollinator insects

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The active ingredient of biopesticide NOFLY, spores of the entomopathogenic fungus Isaria fumosorosea FE9901, is safe for pollinators, bees and bumblebees, as it has been demonstrated through compatibility tests published on the 10th Ecoletter of Futureco Bioscience. To be approved for its trade in the EU, it is essential that an insecticide is safe for insects like bees or bumblebees, key organisms to ecosystems and agricultural crops, since much of the food production is...
Photography of a bee, from the Flickr channel of Gustavo Durán

Photography of a bee, from the Flickr channel of Gustavo Durán

The challenge of representing the B and Bs

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For any sector every year there is a tremendous supply of conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions, networking and partnering meetings, investment forums and other events. Many of them declare among their objectives to bring together key industry players and to expose the state of the art of the sector, the former being much simpler than the latter. One of the larger events for the sector of Biostimulants and Biopesticides has been recently held in Warsaw between the 26th and the 28th of March,...

A biologist of boot and lab coat

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"A biologist boot and lab coat, the experience of a biologist in a pioneering biotech company," is the title of the speech that the Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, Carolina Fernandez, will give at a panel discussion in which a group of life sciences graduates and doctors will meet to explain and share their experiences since they left college until today. The event will take place from 14:00 to 15:00 at the Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Biology of the...
Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona

Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona

With an international perspective and dimension

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For the sale and distribution of products and large-scale commerce that involve large sums of money take place, human communication and negotiation is key and exiges several encounters, crossings words, statements of intent and the understanding of at least two people, each of its father, its mother and its land. The job of a sales manager includes lots of conversation, transactions and agreements.  To open new markets with intermediaries and to establish trade agreements is not easy....
Nadjem M. Salem

Nadjem M. Salem

An appointment to celebrate the Year of Biotechnology

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On July of the current year, 2014 will be declared as the Year of Biotechnology in Spain. To celebrate it, the Catalan Association of Biotechnologists (ASBTEC) and the Spanish Federation of Biotechnologists (FEBiotec) have organized the eighth edition of the biggest annual event of Spanish biotechnology, the Biotech Annual Congress (BAC), in Barcelona, between the 9th and 11th of July. BAC2014 will be inaugurated by PhD Maria Blasco, director of the National Cancer...
Webpage http://www.bac2014.es

Webpage http://www.bac2014.es

Conference about products for its use in sustainable agriculture

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On Friday May 9, 2014, in the Auditorium of the Casademont Building of the Science Park of Girona, will be held the conference “Biostimulants and Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture" to define and discuss about the state of the art of basic and applied investigation about these products in sustainable agriculture practices.  The event will be opened by Jordi Giné, Head of Plant Protection of the Department of Agriculture and Environment of the Catalan Government,...
Programme of the Conference

Programme of the Conference

An incombustible figure commanding the Production Department

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Vicenç Pedro, Director of Production Futureco Bioscience, has been participant and artificer of the growth of the company since its foundation until what it has become nowadays, a world leader company in research, production and marketing of agrobiological inputs of zero residue respectful to the environment. Pedró is an incombustible self-taught entrepreneur who took, sixteen years ago, the responsibility of the production plant and is one of the key pieces of Futureco...
Vicenç Pedró, in the factory of Futureco Bioscience

Vicenç Pedró, in the factory of Futureco Bioscience

Milestones, challenges and concepts about Strengtheners, Biopsticides and Beneficial Microorganisms

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On Friday 9th of May of 2014, at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona, was held a "Technical Conference about Plant strengtheners and Biopesticides for sustainable agriculture", which consisted of two presentations and a panel discussion. The first presentation: "Strengtheners and Biopesticides: concepts, myths and realities" was imparted by PhD Emilio Montesinos, manager of the CIDSAV of the Universitat de Girona; the second one was "Beneficial Microorganisms" performed...
Panel discussion of the conference

Panel discussion of the conference

Biological Control of Western Flower Thrips

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This week have been published the trials that demonstrate that Paecilomyces fumosoroseus FE9901, NOFLY WP active ingredient, is effective against one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide, the western flower thrip, Franklisiella occidentalis. This insect species affects a wide range of horticultural, fruit and ornamental crops, giving significant economic losses annually. Franklisiella occidentalis damages plants creating wounds by oviposition and also by feeding, staining them...
Frankliniella occidentalis, (source: Wikipedia)

Frankliniella occidentalis, (source: Wikipedia)

The future King of Spain gives a European Environment Business Award to Futureco Bioscience

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On the 5th of June 2014, the World Environment Day, in the Skylight of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) of Spain, it has been celebrated the delivery of the European Business Awards for the Environment, in its Spanish edition, organized by the Biodiversity Foundation. The awards were given by the Prince Felipe de Borbon, who will be crowned as the future King of Spain in the coming days, as was announced yesterday in the media. The biotech company Futureco...
Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, receives the award by the hand of Prince Felipe

Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, receives the award by the hand of Prince Felipe

Part of the team of Futureco Bioscience with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Isabel García Tejerina

Part of the team of Futureco Bioscience with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment Isabel García Tejerina

Prince Felipe gives the award to Rafael Juncosa

Prince Felipe gives the award to Rafael Juncosa

Futureco Bioscience achieves the registration of its biopesticides in Morocco after three years

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The 1st of july of 2014, the Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA, National Health and Food Security Office), which regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco, following the last meeting held on 27 June 2014 by the commission of pesticides for agricultural use, has included and made ​​public officially, the registration of the biofungicide Actinovate, and the bioinsecticides NOFLY and Mycotrol, products of Futureco...
Image of the web of the ONSSA, the administration that regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco

Image of the web of the ONSSA, the administration that regulates the registration of plant protection products in Morocco

The sense of communicating R&D of Biotech companies

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On July 9, one of the most awaited events of the Year of Biotechnology, the Biotech Annual Congress BAC 2014, was opened in the CosmoCaixa centre of Barcelona. This event is organized by the Catalan Association of biotechnologists and promoted by the Spanish Federation of Biotechnology, and counts with a program with prestigious scientists like Dr. Maria Blasco, director of the National Cancer Research Centre, Dr. Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978, and Dr. Jean...
Cosmocaixa Barcelona, where BAC2014 is celebrated (image of Obra Social La Caixa)

Cosmocaixa Barcelona, where BAC2014 is celebrated (image of Obra Social La Caixa)

Communication of R&D to avoid bad press

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On July 11 2014, the panel discussion "Keys to Success in biotech companies: The role of communication” was held with the participation of Isabel Troytiño, of Futureco Bioscience, along with Juan Carlos Esteban, of Amgen, Nuria Peláez of AB-Biotics and Andrea Guiu, of the GCR Group, and was moderated by Angela Bernardo, coordinator of the Biotech Annual Congress BAC 2014 and science journalist.  This roundtable was included in the agenda of the BAC 2014, organized...
Pannel discussion of BAC 2014. By order, Juan Carlos Esteban, Ángela Bernardo, Isabel Troytiño, Andrea Guiu and Núria Peláez

Pannel discussion of BAC 2014. By order, Juan Carlos Esteban, Ángela Bernardo, Isabel Troytiño, Andrea Guiu and Núria Peláez

Ten years crewing the development and registration of agrobiological products

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Jose Manuel Lara is the Technical Development and R&D Department Manager and has spent more than ten years in Futureco Bioscience SAU being a key element in the growth of the company. He coordinates with Carolina Fernández the Department of R&D and Regulatory Affairs. As rigorous as practical, he is one of those lucky people that can admit as few he likes and feels satisfied with his job. How and when you become part of Futureco Bioscience? In 2003. It coincided with the fact I...
José Manuel Lara

José Manuel Lara

The EC approves strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus, active ingredient of Actinovate

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After an evaluation process of 4 years, the strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus, active ingredient of the biopesticide ACTINOVATE, has been authorized by the European Union as a fungicide active substance. The Implementing Regulation (EU No. 917/2014 of the Commission of 22nd August 2014) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union 23.8.2014 (OJ L251 of 08.23.2014 p.19), according with the provisions and decisions of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals,...
Biofungicide of Futureco Bioscience which active ingredient is strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus

Biofungicide of Futureco Bioscience which active ingredient is strain WYEC 108 of Streptomyces lydicus

From a bird's eye view

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At only four months to end 2014, Futureco Bioscience has a full schedule. From a bird's eye view, the Spanish agrobiotech company will give contents to read and talk about a variety of activities, ranging from attending events, conferences and exhibitions, organising national and international students' visits to its facilities, the launching of new products and results of effectiveness tests of those already in catalogue, as also good news about the trends of the company, among other...
Stand of Futureco Bioscience in Asia Fruit Logistica 2014

Stand of Futureco Bioscience in Asia Fruit Logistica 2014

Futureco Bioscience expands with the launching of 8 subsidiaries

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Futureco Bioscience, the agrobiotech company that researches, develops, produces and commercializes environmental friendly agrobiological inputs for plant nutrition and plant protection of zero waste begins an expansion phase to become multinational.  The company, that has been developing its activity for more than twenty years from Barcelona, has spent the last two years preparing its growth to be more profitable and efficient worldwide. In 2011, Futureco Bioscience joined its three...
Main headquarters of Futureco Bioscience in Spain

Main headquarters of Futureco Bioscience in Spain

Biolasting, a new post-harvest protection product for fruits and vegetables

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Futureco Bioscience launches today Biolasting®, a new organic fungicide and bactericide with antioxidant properties for post-harvest use. Biolasting® prevents and cures diseases created by fungi and bacteria that occur during the storage period of fruits and vegetables, from harvesting to transportation from the field or greenhouse and its sale for food consumption. Diseases due to fungi and bacteria can cause very significant economic losses, lower the price, quality,...
Biolasting pannel presented in the exhibition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong

Biolasting pannel presented in the exhibition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong

How to give wheat the zinc it needs to make it a whole food

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Today has been published the Ecoletter Efficacy of absorption of Zinc in wheat after the application of Defender Zn®, which compares the absorption of the deficiency corrector of Futureco Bioscience Defender Zn® applied to wheat with another widely used commercial product based on Zn oxide, and formulated by chemical synthesis excipients. Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient required for plant growth. Involved in several enzymatic activities, Zn has a key role in...
Field cultivated with wheat

Field cultivated with wheat

Science dissemination to help students to choose better their way

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On October 2, 2014, Futureco Bioscience received a group of twenty students of the Frederiksberg Technical Gymnasium, a Danish highschool. The visit included a presentation about the research, development, production and commercialization of agrobiological inputs respectful to the environment for plant nutrition and protection, such as biopesticides, bio-stimulants, bio-activators and other Futureco Bioscience products. This is the third year that the Danish Institute chooses Barcelona as...
Presentation and video in the showroom of the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

Presentation and video in the showroom of the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

New bet on innovation in Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience thickens again its R&D strategy to accelerate the release of new biopesticides, bio-stimulants, bio-activators and other specialties for plant protection and plant nutrition products if zero waste and respectful to the environment.  From Monday, October 13 2014, Victor Quero Cambra, Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the School IQS Engineering, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, joins the team that drives innovation and...
Víctor Quero Cambra

Víctor Quero Cambra

Futureco Bioscience joins and supports the United Nations Global Compact

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Futureco Bioscience is committed to develop policies and activities of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by supporting the United Nations Global Compact and join to the Global and Spanish networks, which include companies that exhibit and demonstrate a real interest in social, economic and environmental sustainable development. Support to the Global Compact involves developing CSR policies and activities as to make them public with a Communication on Progress (COP) or Sustainability...
Logo that certifies the support to the Global Compact of the United Nations

Logo that certifies the support to the Global Compact of the United Nations

The market of biocontrol concentrates in Basel

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From the 20 to 22 October, in the Basel convention center will be held the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, ABIM 2014. In its ninth edition, this event holds a healthy growth and brings together 740 attendees from over 50 countries, 260 companies and 41 exhibitors of the market of agricultural inputs for biological pest control. Since 2004, Futureco Bioscience has not missed a single year, and this is the eighth time that repeats with a stand. The biocontrol market is growing at pace,...
Stand of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2014

Stand of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2014

Where is the exit?

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Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and its ripple effect in the fall of other banks in the global financial system, the world has been suffering the effects of a crisis that has blown up businesses, and has forced entrepreneurs, almost by the same mechanisms of natural selection, to invent new properties that could prevent their businesses from foundering, drowning and disappearing. In Spain, the global crisis joined the collapse of the housing bubble. The country plunged into...
Rafael Juncosa (left) presenting the export scope of Futureco Bioscience

Rafael Juncosa (left) presenting the export scope of Futureco Bioscience

Seven years in Futureco Bioscience's gears

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Almost eight years have past since Angela Sarro, who was spending her holidays in a village in León, picked up the call of Carolina Fernández for an interview to be recruited as Head of the Laboratories of Futureco Bioscience. Today, Angela is one of the most qualified and experienced professionals in the company, she has seen and contributed to the growth of the R&D Department from the time the company counted with just two labs and three people, to what...
Ángela Sarro Baro

Ángela Sarro Baro

Sustainable arrangements that expand their reach

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Since its foundation, more than twenty years ago, Futureco Bioscience wanted to provide clean solutions that could decrease the impact of agricultural practices. From then on, the company has not only concerned about providing agrobiological products of zero waste, but also wanted to expand ecological sustainability to all the stages of its business management, implementing ISO14001: 2004 which certifies good practices of environmental management and joining the United Nations Global Compact,...
More environmental friendly new packaging

More environmental friendly new packaging

Sweetening the Christmas of those most in need

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Futureco Bioscience donates Christmas lots to the 570 families that are users of the service of food donation Rebost Solidari, a civic organization of Vilafranca del Penedès for food handouts. These lots, consisting of nougat and chocolates Lacasa, although they don't incorporate first need nutritional products, they cover other needs such as those mostly emotional and of social integration in the traditions and customs of the community, at one of the moments when socio-economic...
A family of the Rebost Solidari receive a christimas lot from Rafael Juncosa and Manuel Medina

A family of the Rebost Solidari receive a christimas lot from Rafael Juncosa and Manuel Medina

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