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Futureco promotes the XV Interactive Plant Protection Day

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Futureco Bioscience has joined the team of promoters of the XV Interactive Plant Protection Day, which will take place at the Joan Badia Foundation Experimental Station in Girona on September 19, 2017. The event will bring together professionals and technicians from companies and sectoral groups to attend talks and demonstration workshops, as well as exhibition posters that will show the latest results of the lines of research on sustainable plant protection of the Institute of Agroalimentary...
Programme of the event

Programme of the event

Bestcure® and Biolasting® approved as biological pesticides of agricultural use in Peru

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The Sub-directorate of Agricultural Inputs of the Directorate of agricultural inputs and agro-food safety of the National Agricultural Health Service, SEINASA, Peru, has approved Bestcure® and Biolasting®, both vegetable extracts, as biological pesticides for agricultural use. Both products have been fully researched, developed and manufactured by Futureco Bioscience, and are expanding their commercialization worldwide. Bestcure®, approved with PBA-EV certificate No. 12-SEINASA, is...
Certificates of registration approvals for Bestcure and Biolasting

Certificates of registration approvals for Bestcure and Biolasting

Fungicidal activity of Bestcure® against Botrytis in tomato crops

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The R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, with the Business development Department, have tested the fungicidal activity of the vegetal extract Bestcure® against Botritys cinerea in tomato crops. The trials, performed in two fields in Colombia, tested the effects of prevention and cure of the botanical extract Bestcure® (Rutastare® in Colombia), in fruits and flowers, the latter being the main route of entry to the fungus to expand through the plant, infecting the depriving...
Ecoletter issue 19

Ecoletter issue 19

NOFLY can be marketed in Spain, its country of origin

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NOFLY, the bioinsecticide fully developed and registered from Spain by Futureco Bioscience, has the green light to be commercialized in its country of origin. This week it has been included in the official phytosanitary product register of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment with the number 25427. NOFLY has been initially authorized for biological control of whitefly. This news comes after a long registration process that began with the application for...
Commercial image of NOFLY

Commercial image of NOFLY

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NOFLY, the bioinsecticide fully developed and registered from Spain by Futureco Bioscience, has the green light to be commercialized in its country of origin. This week it has been included in the official phytosanitary product register of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment with the number 25427. NOFLY has been initially authorized for biological control of whitefly. This news comes after a long registration process that began with the application for...

Bestcure® expands its use in the South African market

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Bestcure®, the biofungicide and biobactericide based on plant extracts with a unique formulation developed and manufactured by Futureco Bioscience, has extended the registration of its use against Xanthomonas in stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums). This use is added to the existing registered uses against Botrytis on grapes, and Xanthomonas and Alternaria on tomatoes. With South African registration number L8933, Bestcure® is commercially distributed since 2012 by...
Bestcure bottles for different markets

Bestcure bottles for different markets

Ten years at the forefront of the market for biological control

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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...
The team of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2015 (Basel)

The team of Futureco Bioscience in ABIM 2015 (Basel)

The sense of taking care of plants

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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...
Marta Almazán

Marta Almazán

Unexpected properties of a bionematicidal bacteria

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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...
Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

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

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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...
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

Biolasting saves post-harvest losses

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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...
Marta Almazán presenting Biolasting

Marta Almazán presenting Biolasting

Bestcure beats Xanthomonas in plum

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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...
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.

Tomato wins on health with 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...
Bestcure®

Bestcure®

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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 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

October, from Basel to Mataró

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This October Futureco Bioscience has two important appointments. The first one, between the 21st and the 23rd October in Basel, Switzerland, is the Annual Meeting Biocontrol Industries, ABIM 2013, a gathering of companies engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of biopesticides and biostimulants for biological control of pests and diseases of plants, as to improve crops' productivity with minimal impact to the environment. This meeting will encounter the...
Image composition of the two events in which Futureco Bioscience will participate on october 2013

Image composition of the two events in which Futureco Bioscience will participate on october 2013

A resume of the result of 20 years in the market, and going further

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20 years, apart from the the title of one of the most essential love songs or boleros in the history of Latin music, is the time that Futureco Bioscience is on the market of clean solutions for agriculture. It all started in 1993 with a business idea that after two decades has become a solid company with an expected turnover of about 14M euros for 2013 and continues to grow despite the crisis that hits the country in which Futureco Bioscience has its headquarters. An international...
Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Image of the article of the issue of september and october of New AG International.

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

Cover of the issue of New AG where the article is published

How will biotechnology, agriculture and environment converge in the upcoming years?

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This 2013 Futureco Bioscience celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since we started our journey in the agrobiotech sector, the biopesticides and biostimulants market has evolved considerably, as an alternative to agrochemicals for plant nutrition and protection. The sector is now in a full swing. We look backwards and recap what has been done so far, and look in perspective where we want to go, and what we find is a scenario in which research, development, policies and efforts to reduce the...
Invitation to the panel discussion to talk about the convergence between agriculture, biotech and environment and the trends of the sector

Invitation to the panel discussion to talk about the convergence between agriculture, biotech and environment and the trends of the sector

The European Union approves the first biological insecticide developed in Spain

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After an evaluation process of eight years, finally the strain FE 9901 of Paecilomyces fumosoroseus, the active ingredient of the product Futureco NOFLY WP, has been finally authorized by the European Union as an active substance as insecticide.  This is an historic event in the field of Spanish agrobiotechnology, since it is the first biopesticide based on a microbial pathogen of plant plague insects (bio-insecticide) for whitefly control completely developed in Spain and...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE gets official registration for the product BESTCURE in South Africa

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE successfully registered BESTCURE in South Africa in collaboration with its exclusive national partner. Both companies have already initiated the first commercial development for marketing the product. BESTCURE was firstly registered for the control of Botrytis cinerea on table and wine grapes, but aims to achieve more authorizations shortly. The botanical extract BESTCURE is a broad spectrum fungicide and bactericide with effective control of plant pathogens in...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE participates in the 7th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

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A new year FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE participated in the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting held in Lucerne, Switzerland (22nd -24th October, 2012). Delegates from the Technical and Marketing department of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE attended the large number of visitors interested to know more about the company and its portfolio. The event was an opportunity to promote the marketing of BESTCURE, a product recently registered in South Africa. The event boosted the marketing launch of BESTCURE, a broad...

Publication of The Yearbook 2010 by FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE SL

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The edition of The YearBook 2010 issued by FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE SL is now available in the section Publications of the Website. The Year Book is a technical publication yearly issued by FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE. The contents are usually the latest news of the agricultural sector related with the Plant Protection and Plant Nutrition. As well, we formerly present technical information related to the recently launched products and the latest advances on FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE’s R+D projects....

Publication of Completeness check decision of the ACTINOVATE SP dossier

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The Official Journal of the European Union has adopted the implementing decision number 2011/253/EU recognising in principle the completeness of the dossier submitted for Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 and its formulation ACTINOVATE SP to the authorities of the Netherlands in 2010. By this decision it is formally confirmed at Union level that the evaluation process of this new active substance in view of its possible inclusion in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC is now ongoing. The entry...

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The Official Journal of the European Union has adopted the implementing decision number 2011/253/EU recognising in principle the completeness of the dossier submitted for Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 and its formulation ACTINOVATE SP to the authorities of the Netherlands in 2010. By this decision it is formally confirmed at Union level that the evaluation process of this new active substance in view of its possible inclusion in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC is now ongoing. The entry...

Meeting in Barcelona to talk about vegetal protection with the ICEA

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BIOSCIENCE FUTURECO IX participated in the Plant Protection Conference organized by the Institut Català d'Estudis agrarians on February 19, 2010. The event was attended by a hundred persons related to Plant Protection, who came from different universities (ESAB-UPC, UDL, University of Girona), research centers (IRTA, CSIC), Technical Plant Protection Association, representatives of the DAR and companies agrochemical sector.First, FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE sponsored the event and on the other,...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE starts registration process of a new biological fungicide: ACTINOVATE SP

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The Research & Development department of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, S.L. completed the dossier for supporting inclusion in Annex I to directive 91/414/EC of the new biological control agent Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 in last September. This BCA is a beneficial bacterium belonging to Actinobacteria Phylum with recognized antimicrobial activity on a wide range of soil decay fungi and aerial pathogens. ACTINOVATE SP is the commercial product based on WYEC 108 strain...
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