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Happy New Year 2015

Postcard in english willing the best for 2015

Postcard in english willing the best for 2015

Postcard in spanish willing the best for 2015

Postcard in spanish willing the best for 2015

Postcard in catalan willing the best for 2015

Postcard in catalan willing the best for 2015

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This year we have designed a postcard that suits for all cultures. We wish, us people and the environment, a happy, healthy and sustainable 2015!

Work well to live better

Isabel Haro

Isabel Haro

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Everything that comes in and leaves the factory of Futureco Bioscience such as products, formulations and processes have to be audited in order to meet the standards of quality certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as also fulfil the technical specifications to trade agrobiological inputs. Behind the rigorous analysis, combined with innovative work to bring to the market new formulations, is Isabel Haro, Head of the Quality Department of Futureco Bioscience. Isabel works between Production and...

Enhancing teamwork

Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

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From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 of January 2015, Futureco Bioscience has received in its facilities in Olèrdola (Barcelona), managers and technical staff of the company Certis Europe, in particular its delegations of Spain and Portugal. Senior managers of both companies, and technical and commercial staff of Certis Europe specialized in nutrition of concrete agricultural crops in different areas of Spain, attended a consensus and brainstorming sessions through intense days in...

First trials with Biolasting show its efficacy on peach infected with brown rot at post-harvest

Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

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Today have been published the results that show that Biolasting is effective for preventing and treating the brown rot of Peach, a fungal disease that affects this and other prunic fruits, which cause great economic losses to farmers and sales agents of fruits and vegetables. To date there was no effective treatment for this disease, especially when there is more risk of taking place, at post-harvest, during storage and transportation to the point of sale or consumption.The tests and results...

Speed dating, from a professional scope

Attendees of the Speed Dating event

Attendees of the Speed Dating event

Chronometer for the interviews of one minute

Chronometer for the interviews of one minute

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On the 28th January 28 a session of speed dating was held in Vilafranca as an initiative organized by ADEG (Association of Companies of Garraf and Penedès) and Entrem-hi. This speed-dating session was not organized to find romance, but to find a job, as it consisted in brief job interviews of one minute as a practical exercise for people whose main activity is to search for an employment, which requires practice and a number of capabilities that are beyond the programmes of conventional...

The new face of the defence activators

New image of the Fosfimax Ca label, compared to the old label

New image of the Fosfimax Ca label, compared to the old label

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The family of the defence activators products of Futureco Bioscience that stimulate plant defences against attack by pathogens or diseases (fungal and bacterial plant pathogens), today has launched a new image that can now be displayed in the web catalog. It's not just a matter of changing a design for a more modern one. As Futureco Bioscience is expanding its distribution across the planet, in the registration process of its products, some countries require that the label doesn't show any...

Launching a new web and a worldwide brand image

New web

New web "Worldwide", where you can choose technical office or country, or just navigate thorugh your language in futurecobioscience.com

Previous web, where you still couldn't choose the country.

Previous web, where you still couldn't choose the country.

New brand image of the worldwide expansion of Futureco Bioscience

New brand image of the worldwide expansion of Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience launches its "Worldwide" web, and a corporate image that represents its global expansion that started in 2014, with the distribution of its products in 22 countries, and hopes to reach presence and sales in 50 countries at 2018. After the opening of its 8 new technical offices in America, Futureco Bioscience has proceeded to register its products for its sales in South America, Center America and North America, at the time the company is making collaboration agreements with...

Tomato wins on health with Bestcure®

Bestcure®

Bestcure®

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Tomato crops are often affected by fungal infections such as Phytophthora infestans and Erwinia spp, which often expand on plant leaves reducing their healthy surface and limiting basic needs for proper growth and Metabolism such as sunlight, water and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that occur in the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. The effects of these fungi infections ultimately affect fruit number and size, and commits the crop, the farmer who grows it, and the demand...

The Department of R&D keeps expanding its team

Iker Hernández

Iker Hernández

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April starts with the hiring of a new researcher for the Department of R&D of Futureco Bioscience: Iker García Hernández. Iker is PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Barcelona and joins the team to work in the Unit of Molecular Biology, apply and deepen its knowledge of the aging processes of plants and the molecular mechanisms involved in situations of abiotic stresses such as drought. Its goal is finding the most accurate and effective solutions for the recovery of...

It's not only about buying and selling

Staff of Futureco Bioscience and Bioamerica

Staff of Futureco Bioscience and Bioamerica

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A good relationship between customer and supplier, with a healthy communication, can generate business opportunities and contribute to market growth. To do this they have to create an environment where they can talk about innovation, new products and solutions that anticipate to emerging demands, as also respond to the needs of each part within the context in which they operate. This is done not only by buying and selling, but also by sharing experiences in the field with the end user,...

Futureco Bioscience and Semillas Fitó sign a Collaboration Agreement to ensure a clean agriculture

Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

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On Friday April 17, 2015, Eduard Fitó Baucells, Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Development of Semillas Fitó and Rafael Juncosa Granados, CEO of Futureco Bioscience, signed a Collaboration Agreement in aim to impulse and generate projects and programs that facilitate and increase the collaboration in the development of products for seed protection and seed nutrition. With this signature, agree to leverage the expertise of both companies each in their specialty....

Futureco Bioscience wins the Award of Internacionalization in the Companies Night

Thomas Martínez, Business Development Manager of Futureco Bioscience, picking up the award of Internationalization

Thomas Martínez, Business Development Manager of Futureco Bioscience, picking up the award of Internationalization

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On Friday April 17, at the gala Night of the Company, the Association of Companies of Garraf, Alt Penedès and Baix Penedès, ADEPG, gave awards in different categories, including the referent company in internationalization, delivered to Futureco Bioscience for the quality and effort of its international expansion during 2014, when the company opened eight technical offices in America with a philosophy of adaptation and collaboration with national and local organizations.The...

Bestcure beats Xanthomonas in plum

Fruit damage in plum by Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni. Photography by the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of the Republic of Uruguay.

Fruit damage in plum by Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni. Photography by the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of the Republic of Uruguay.

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Today has been published the Ecoletter that shows the effectiveness of Bestcure against bacterial leaf spot in plum, a severe disease caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni, affecting the leaves and fruits of some fruit crops like almonds, peaches, cherries, plums and apricots. Bestcure® is an activator of natural defenses of the plant whose formulation is based on extract of Rutaceae (Citrus sp), rich in organic acids (ascorbic acid and cítircos) and...

Casuistics of innovation

Delfí López, Rafael Juncosa and Ignasi Ferrer at the panel discussion

Delfí López, Rafael Juncosa and Ignasi Ferrer at the panel discussion "Casuistics of innovation"

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On June 3, 2015, the Association of Companies of the Penedès and Garraf Areas, ADEPG, organized the "SME Agora", a Convention of micro, small and medium enterprises of the territory. The event was divided into two blocks, Agora Invention and Agora Talent, in which experts from technology companies, recruitment and professional growth participated in various panels that addressed issues from labor reinvention, roles and responsibilities, changes in the organization of companies to foster...

Biolasting saves post-harvest losses

Marta Almazán presenting Biolasting

Marta Almazán presenting Biolasting

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This week was presented at the III International Symposium on Post-harvest Pathology in Bari, Italy, BIOLASTING®, a new formulation based on citric extract from bitter orange and tangerine. BIOLASTING®, with a high content of bioflavonoids and organic acids, stands as a new tool of natural origin to reduce post-harvest losses, an increasingly pressing challenge, due to the removal of conventional chemicals for their risk on human health and on the environment. Recent trial results were...

Expanding the scope of sustainability

CDFA label

CDFA label

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During June 2015 some Futureco Bioscience products have been approved under the Organic Input Material (OIM) Program of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), under which plant nutrition products are registered and approved for its use for organic farming. The approval is subject to strict verification of compliance with the law of fertilizer materials in California and to standards of the National Organic Program of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA -...

New research on bacteria with nematicide activity and promoting plant growth properties

Belén López presenting the results of the trials of Lysobacter enzymogenes strain B25

Belén López presenting the results of the trials of Lysobacter enzymogenes strain B25

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Between 16 and 19 June, part of the R&D team of Futureco Bioscience participated in the 10th International PGPR (Plant Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria) Workshop in Liege, Belgium. At the congress, Dr. Belén López, Director of the Biopesticides Research Program, presented the nematicide activity of strain B25 of Lysobacter enzymogenes, and also its plant growth promoting properties, never reviewed until date. This strain was isolated by researchers from Futureco Bioscience...

Futureco Bioscience renovates its commitment with the Global Compact of the United Nations

Resume of the policies, tools, indicators and actions of SCR for the different stakeholders of the Global Compact

Resume of the policies, tools, indicators and actions of SCR for the different stakeholders of the Global Compact

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Futureco Bioscience has delivered its first Communication of Progress (COP) to the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative undertaken by the UN for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.Since its signing and acceptance in July 2014, Futureco Bioscience has worked in the analysis, policy development and recapitulation, tools,...

Unexpected properties of a bionematicidal bacteria

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

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Recently, part of the R&D Staff of Futureco Bioscience attended the 10th International PGPR (Plant Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria) Workshop in Liege, Belgium, to present two trials published today in Ecoletter number 16, which includes the results of the research: Lysobacter enzymogenes B25, a new PGPR strain with nematicidal activity.In the assays exposed in this Ecoletter, the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience has shown that Lysobacter enzimogenes strain...

NOFLY on its way to a global commercialization

Image of NOFLY packaging

Image of NOFLY packaging

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NOFLY has been recently approved for its trade in Israel as a biopesticide suitable for organic farming (ref. 7453) for the biological control of whiteflies, aphids and thrips, pathogenic insects that cause annually significant economic losses in crops worldwide. This bioinsecticide based on spores of the strain FE9901 of the entomopathogenic fungus Isaria fumosorosea began to develop in 2001, came to its definitive formulation in 2005 and began its registration for commercialization...

Futureco Bioscience named as National Champion for Spain in the European Business Awards

Logo of the awards

Logo of the awards

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Futureco Bioscience has today been named as a National Champion for Spain in the European Business Awards (EBA) sponsored by RSM, in the category of UKTI Award for Innovation. These awards shine a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community since 2007, and their primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. The EBA is a prestigious...

Learning to contribute

Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

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The career of a researcher involves, almost obligatorily, going to university, studying a career or degree and gain the research capacity degree through further study of Master Degree or postgraduate courses, also combined with work experience to practice what he or she has learned, and to provide knowledge to the scientific community in particular and society in general. Once you get that research proficiency, you can then move on to complete a PhD and from there, engage in more postdoctoral...

The sense of taking care of plants

Marta Almazán

Marta Almazán

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Marta Almazan, head of the Unit of Nematology, Entomology and Postharvest of the R&D of Futureco Bioscience, dreamed about caring for animals in farms when she chose to study technical agricultural engineering. Besides being fascinating, she discovered she was good at caring and curing plants, so she began her professional career focusing on Plant Health, first at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and later in Futureco Bioscience, where she hopes to remain many years...

Ten years at the forefront of the market for biological control

The team of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2015 (Basel)

The team of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2015 (Basel)

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Between April 19 and 21 took place the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) in Basel, a must which Futureco Bioscience attended by tenth consecutive time since its first edition. During its first decade, this meeting has been hosting all those companies that have joined the market development and representation of biological control products, and is a reflection of its key players and health condition. As expected, the pressure of administrations and governments to reduce climate...

Futureco Bioscience receives a diploma that recognizes its social engagement

Representatives of the awarded companies at the event, attended by Isa Troytiño in representation of Futureco Bioscience.

Representatives of the awarded companies at the event, attended by Isa Troytiño in representation of Futureco Bioscience.

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Futureco Bioscience attended last October 28 to "Together we break the circle", an event organized by Entrem-hi, a cooperative of Vilafranca whose main business is to help people at risk of social exclusion to find a job, continue their training and gain confidence in themselves. The initiative "Together we break the circle" tries to tear the constraints that people impose to themselves once they lose their jobs, and those problems to join an economic activity when they have personal,...

Prelude of a week of science in society

Card of the Science Week 2015

Card of the Science Week 2015

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From 13 to 22 November takes place the Science Week in Catalonia, where headquarters of companies, research and technology centres, schools, cinemas, theaters, conference rooms, auditoriums and other facilities spread throughout Catalonia offer activities for dissemination and popularization of science and technology. Science and technology are culture, so during that week lectures, films, guided tours, seminars, experiments, plays and other cultural consumption assets for people with all kind...

Teaching how to develop clean solutions for low impact agriculture

Students from the American School of Barcelona visiting the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

Students from the American School of Barcelona visiting the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience organized on 18 and 19 November two activities of the Science Week to promote scientific careers among high school students. On November 18, Iker Hernandez, responsible for Molecular Biology of the Department of R&D, gave a lecture to students of IES Pompeu Fabra of Martorell, on the functioning of the R&D Department in a company that develops clean solutions for the protection and nutrition of crops that are friendly to the environment. Iker focused on explaining...

Celebrating the end of the year actively wishing the best

Card in spanish with best wishes for 2016

Card in spanish with best wishes for 2016

Card wishing the best for 2016

Card wishing the best for 2016

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Futureco Bioscience closes 2015 with a solidarity action to sweeten the holidays to the most disadvantaged, and opens 2016 being consistent with best wishes. For three consecutive years Futureco Bioscience cooperates with Rebost Solidari of Vilafranca, adding candies and traditional sweets to food donation, so that families with less income and resources can also enjoy and celebrate christmas and new years eve with foods that are not considered necessities, and therefore they are not usually...
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