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ENZYTECH, another purpose for sub-products from the food and energy industries

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Futureco Bioscience's R & D Department leads Enzytech, a project under the "NUCLIS" line of industrial research and experimental development offered by ACC1Ó and partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project has the collaboration also of Leitat Technology Center.The objective of Enzytech is the design of enzymatic technologies for the extraction of biomolecules with a low risk phytosanitary activity (antimicrobial or nematicidal) or biostimulating...
Recognition of Support

Recognition of Support

Good Corporate Social Responsibility begins by being transparent

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Futureco Bioscience has once again presented in a transparent way its Communication On Progress Report (COP), which includes actions, tools, indicators and policies that ensure compliance with the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact on Human Rights, Labor norms, Environment and Anti-Corruption.In addition, this year we have linked actions already undertaken and new initiatives with the Sustainable Development Goals, joining to those companies that believe that the world can be a...
Cover page of the COP 2016, in spanish, this year edited as a presentation

Cover page of the COP 2016, in spanish, this year edited as a presentation

Bacterial spot and early blight on tomatoes, diseases that won't be a problem anymore

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Issue 20 Ecoletter has been published, which includes Bestcure® efficacy trials for treating tomatoes affected by bacterial spot caused by Xanthomonas campesiris pv, vesicatoria, and early blight, a fungal infection caused by Alternaria solani. Both diseases cause significant productivity losses. Both diseases cause significant productivity losses. They affect the leaves initially, passing later on to stems and fruits and causing important yield and economic losses. Symptoms in leaves...
Image of Ecoletter, Issue 20

Image of Ecoletter, Issue 20

Improve 5 in 1 optimum water quality, product absorption and low impact for agricultural soil

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Did you know how Improve 5 in 1 works? We show how in this video: When the farmer has to apply fertilizers or phytosanitary products according to his management and cultivation program, he or she often finds that the quality, pH and salinity of the irrigation water alter both the solubility of the products to be applied and their absorption by the plant, and can generate more waste in the soil by filtration of non-absorbed or dissolved product. To avoid these disadvantages and ensure...

We demonstrate, once again, the safety and quality of our products

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Futureco Bioscience has renewed the certification corresponding to the manufacture of fertilizers according to Annex I Royal Decree 506/2013, after carrying out the audit done by the organization of certification Bureau Veritas without nonconformities. This certification demonstrates that products: Defender Complex, Defender MZ, Vigoral Mol, Topcure, Bestcure, Bioradicante, Algaliv, Defender Ca, Ecormon, Frutaliv and Vitalem Forte, follow Regulation (EC) 2003/2003, of the European...
Certification in spanish and english approved by Bureau Veritas

Certification in spanish and english approved by Bureau Veritas

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

The most important agricultural exhibition in Colombia

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From 13 to 23 July, the city of Corferias hosts Agroexpo Colombia, the agricultural fair of greatest impact and magnitude of the country that is celebrated every two years. In this edition, Futureco Bioscience participates with its Colombian distributor Agropecuaria La Hacienda with its own stand in the innovation pavilion. The fair has, in fact, 20 pavilions and a complete agenda of activities of all the fields of agriculture, livestock and food, for professionals and visitors in family. The...
Stand in Agroexpo

Stand in Agroexpo

Agroexpo Exhibition

Agroexpo Exhibition

Innovation focused on productivity and care of Chilean crops

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Sergi Ferrero, Product Manager of Futurec Bioscience's biostimulant line, traveled to Chile from July 2 to 7, to meet with the Bioamerica team and participate in meetings and conferences with agricultural technicians from all regions and crops, focusing on those with higher added value.Bioamerica sells Futureco Bioscience products in Chile, and is one of the strongest agricultural distributors in the Chilean market, offering quality products and a team of technicians, highly qualified,...
Defender Conference with Bioamerica

Defender Conference with Bioamerica

Futureco Bioscience collaborates with the Seur Foundation in a solidarity project

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A few days ago, from the staff of the company came an initiative to involve teammates in a solidarity activity. The project consisted in collecting plastic bottle caps to recycle and donate them to the NGO Fundación SEUR, which undertakes solidarity projects. The benefits of selling caps to recycle, during a given period, would be donated to a child treatment of the Angelman Syndrome, a rare disease that can cause microcephaly, epilepsy and tremors or ataxia, among others, and whose...
Delivery of caps to the Seur Foundation

Delivery of caps to the Seur Foundation

Excellence is a virtue that must be recognized by others

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Excellence, like identity, is certified by specialized organizations, we can not assign it ourselves. Although the Internet is full of articles on how to improve our reputation and digital identity, real reputation and identity must be verified by certified institutions and administration offices that give us our citizenship as our academic and professional credentials. As you enter Futureco Bioscience facilities, you can appreciate some painted murals with messages of its values, products and...
Wall of values of excellence and commitment to society and to the environment

Wall of values of excellence and commitment to society and to the environment

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

Iran, an agricultural region with a very promising future

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The third week of May saw a technical support and fieldwork trip between Futureco Bioscience and its distributor in Iran, Foroughe Dasht Co.. Thomas Martínez, Business Development and Product Manager, travelled to Iran to work side by side with commercial technicians. Three intense days of field visits and technical advice to Iranian farmers. Three days of diagnosis of the health status of crops and soils, and the proposal of integrated solutions for crops of tomato, cucumber,...
Talking about the needs of crops in Irán

Talking about the needs of crops in Irán

From agricultural crops in general, to olive in particular

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Last week was intense in meetings of the actors of the Spanish and international agricultural sector. Held between the 10th and 13th of may, Infoagro Exhibition was celebrated in Almería and Expoliva in Jaén. Between the 10th and 13th of May, the XVIII edition of Expoliva took place in Jaén, the world's largest gathering of olive oil and related industries. Expoliva is a biannual meeting where are presented the latest trends and technological and process innovations, as...
Exposition area of Expoliva 2017

Exposition area of Expoliva 2017

Infoagro Exhibition 2017

Infoagro Exhibition 2017

The corporate history of a leaf

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In business trips of our personnel to congresses, meetings and exhibitions, our interlocutors use to have doubts about the origin of Futureco Bioscience. They use to ask if we are a Canadian company. Our answer is Canada is a little far away from us, with an ocean in between and a little bit higher in latitude. The confusion is due to our corporate image, the logo of a leaf that looks as the one in the flag of that country. Although the leaf is related to our origin, is not the typical Canadian...
The

The "Ramblas", limited by two rows of plátano trees

Logo of FuturEco, 1997

Logo of FuturEco, 1997

Logo since 2007 with corporate image of some of Futureco Bioscience Departments

Logo since 2007 with corporate image of some of Futureco Bioscience Departments

A great team to expand and improve market supply of agrobiologicals

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On April 4, Futureco Bioscience hosted 18 branch managers of SumiAgro Europe, a company of the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation, with whom since January 2017 an agreement was signed that allows Futureco to make a step forward in its growth trajectory as a company that researches, develops, manufactures and markets new generation biostimulants and biopesticides. Some of these products will be distributed by SumiAgro Europe under the brand Seipro.Thomas Martinez, Director of Futureco...
Futureco Bioscience - SumiAgro Europe Team

Futureco Bioscience - SumiAgro Europe Team

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

Defender Active, the new range of deficiency correctors with biostimulant activity

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Today a new range of Futureco Bioscience products is launched publicly, during the XV New AG International Conference and Exhibition held in Berlin, as a result of an extensive research and development work. Futureco Bioscience has designed new formulations of deficiency correctors with biostimulant activity, based on microgranulated solids with a high concentration of essential micronutrients together with metabolites with biostimulant activity from fermentation of microorganisms already...
Development of Defender Active line products

Development of Defender Active line products

Gama Defender Active

Gama Defender Active

Technical conference about Citogrower in Colombia

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Sergi Ferrero, head of the Biostimulants section of the Business Development Department of Futureco Bioscience, has traveled to Colombia to give a technical conference on the biostimulant Citogrower, in the area of the coffee axis and the savanna of Bogota, focusing on its application in crops of high economic relevance as avocado, table grape, citrus, pineapple, papaya and roses. The conference was attended by agricultural technicians, consultants and distributors, mostly agricultural...
Group of attendants to the conference

Group of attendants to the conference

How to overcome stress situations due to climate adverse conditions in plants

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The solution to abiotic stress situations was already in nature. We explain in this video on what basis natural processes we have developed a product that helps to overcome the consequences of adverse weather conditions on crops: the bioestimulant FitoMaat.
Beauty shot of FitoMaat

Beauty shot of FitoMaat

A congress dedicated to garlic

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Last week, the International Garlic Congress took place in La Alberca de Záncara (Cuenca, Spain), attended by Fernando Hernández, territorial representative of Futureco Bioscience. At the conference, different lectures were presented on the cultivation of garlic: From agronomic measures and recommendations for their cultivation (planting, management and harvesting) to storage (post harvest), passing through its commercialization and the future prospects of this crop in reference...
Web of the Garlic Congress

Web of the Garlic Congress

Futureco Bioscience adheres to Sigfito, in deference to the environment

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Futureco Bioscience has joined Sigfito, an entity dedicated to the collection, transport, management and recycling of agricultural packaging, in such a way that Futureco Bioscience products marketed in Spain can be deposited in the collection points of all its autonomous communities. With the adhesion to Sigfito, the users of our products have the possibility to manage the used containers in an agile and efficient way, through the periodic collection of agricultural packaging and its correct...
Sigfito Protocol

Sigfito Protocol

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

Futureco Bioscience has entered into an equity alliance with Sumi Agro Europe

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Futureco Bioscience S.A. has agreed to sell a minority stake to Sumi Agro Europe Ltd., SAE, a subsidiary company of the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation, engaged in crop protection and marketing, in an attempt to attain strategic mutual growth. Futureco Bioscience, investigates, develops, manufactures and commercializes biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol products for more than 20 years, and has been growing significantly for the last five years, expanding its supply worldwide in...
Shaking hands after the agreement, Wlodzimierz Wleklik. President and CEO of SAE, Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience and Kazuma Suzuki, COO SAE

Shaking hands after the agreement, Wlodzimierz Wleklik. President and CEO of SAE, Rafael Juncosa, CEO of Futureco Bioscience and Kazuma Suzuki, COO SAE

The formula of pleasure for work

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Chemical Engineer of the IQS, Victor Quero is Head of the Advanced Formulation Subunit of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, where he develops laboratory-scale and semi-industrial prototypes of the products to be applied and tested in chamber, greenhouse and field. After an intense and tanned professional life, he chooses Futureco Bioscience as a great place to stay and lay the anchor, where he can perform his scientific restlessness, his baggage and share it with his R&D...
Víctor Quero

Víctor Quero

Seasons Greetings and Happy new 2017!

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As every year, from Futureco Bioscience we share a unique image willing the best for the next year that is just to come. We say goodbye to 2016 satisfied of having achieved great things. More registrations of products worldwide, more launches of new environmental friendly products, more markets in which we are present, more sales and more actions of social responsibility. This is the postcard with which we continue going forward, in part because as all in life, we never do it alone. Our...
2017 greeting in Spanish

2017 greeting in Spanish

2017 greeting in English

2017 greeting in English

2017 greeting in Catalan

2017 greeting in Catalan

Award to Aiplast for the packaging of Defender Active Mg

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Aiplast, supplier of bags and packaging of new solid formulation products of Futureco Bioscience, has been laureate with the second award of the National Flexography Competition of the Spanish Technical Association of Flexography -ATEF-, for the packaging of Defender Active Mg. This product is a Magnesium deficiency corrector for plants, within the supply of new generation products of Futureco Bioscience. This type of packaging is a commitment of Futureco Bioscience to reduce the...
Print awarded and bag of Defender Active Mg

Print awarded and bag of Defender Active Mg

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Aiplast, supplier of bags and packaging of new solid formulation products of Futureco Bioscience, has been laureate with the second award of the National Flexography Competition of the Spanish Technical Association of Flexography -ATEF-, for the packaging of Defender Active Mg. This product is a Magnesium deficiency corrector for plants, within the supply of new generation products of Futureco Bioscience. This type of packaging is a commitment of Futureco Bioscience to reduce the...

Contributing to knowledge and the development of the sector of B&Bs

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In the last two weeks Futureco Bioscienca has participated in two events of updating and contributing to knowledge as to market development of bio-stimulants and biopesticides. The first one has been ABIM 2016, the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, which this year has had a record participation, with 898 delegates of 427 companies from 48 countries and all the continents. Futureco Bioscience had its own stand and a schedule full of meetings, as also attendance to lectures on the trends of...
Thomas Martinez, Business Development Manager, at the stand of Futureco Bioscience at ABIM 2016

Thomas Martinez, Business Development Manager, at the stand of Futureco Bioscience at ABIM 2016

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

Futureco renews its commitment to the UN Global Compact

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Futureco Bioscience has renewed this year its commitment to the UN Global Compact by presenting the 2015 Communication In Progress Report, regarding to its Corporate Social Responsibility. This report outlines the policies, indicators and actions taken and consolidated during 2015 regarding human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption rights. This year have been added some actions also in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), 12, 13 and 15. In addition to signing the...
UN Global Development Goals

UN Global Development Goals

Approved the registration of the biopesticide Rutastar® in Latin America

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Rutastar®, biofungicide and biobactericide of broad spectrum, for the prevention and control of fungal and bacterial diseases, has been approved for commecialization and use in Colombia, where it will be available in December, and also soon in other latinamerican countries.Rutastar® is an extract of Rutaceae, of organic origin, which can be applied at any time and in preventive post-harvest treatments, which makes it unique in the market. Especially recommended for tomato crops,...
Rutastar®

Rutastar®

The color of Futureco Bioscience in Latin America

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A few months ago Futureco Bioscience decided to help those retail stores or agro-shops who wished to paint their walls turquoise, and place panels with colorful bottles of its products covering the cost. Today has become reality and some stores like Agroin (photo) in Honduras are, are painted with the color of Futureco Bioscience. A year ago Futureco Bioscience decided to open offices in Latin America, in a respectful way with the environment and the idiosyncrasies of the places where the...
Agroshop in Honduras

Agroshop in Honduras

A cleaner and updated image of Futureco Bioscience products

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The webpage of Futureco Bioscience opens this week the catalog with an updated image of our products, more homogeneous and modern. Following a basic label schema, images have been unified under two lines of design, a more continuist and cleaner one, based of still paintings of the main crops which the product is applied, framed with the corporate Futureco Bioscience colour and with the product name in a red box, and a totally new design line, already applied for the defense activators products...
Updated image of some of the products of Futureco Bioscience

Updated image of some of the products of Futureco Bioscience

The representation of the perfect team

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The perfect team is not one who has the best individuals, although that can be an added value. The perfect team is one that maximizes the qualities and strengths of each of its members and combines the best possible way to achieve the best result in every action undertaken, either play a match or bring up successfully an innovation or company. Perhaps the best cultural representation of a perfect team is the human castle built by the Castellers, in which people of varied ages, social...
Human tower in front of the town hall

Human tower in front of the town hall

Futureco Bioscience will install its headquarters in the building of Telefonica of La Granada

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Futureco Bioscience has signed the purchase of Telefonica Spain SA in the municipality of La Granada (Penedès, Barcelona), after its concession and 18 months of negotiation. This building is part of the Catalan industrial heritage; from which were transmitted by satellite the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, and 25 years later will host the headquarters of Futureco Bioscience. Futureco Bioscience is an agricultural biotech company dedicated to research, development, manufacture and...
Agreement between CEO Rafael Juncosa (left) and Mayor Diego Díez (right)

Agreement between CEO Rafael Juncosa (left) and Mayor Diego Díez (right)

Image of the area and building that will be renovated

Image of the area and building that will be renovated

Supporting de European Plant Science Retreat

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Barcelona hosts from 20 to 23 June one of the most famous and fresh research congresses of plants, the EPSR (European Plant Science Retreat), organized by local researchers, and that changes each edition of location. This year, Futureco Bioscience, besides attending the event, sponsors one of the presentations of the invited experts, the conference of Dr. Gunther Döhlemann, professor and leader of the research group of Terrestrial Microbiology at the...
EPSR Webpage

EPSR Webpage

The success of an innovation depends on the legal framework within it is developed

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The success of an innovation, as almost anything in life, is the combination of a good job of development and seize the right opportunity to implement it. Sometimes a good idea is not enough, it must be possible to be materialized at the right time and place. When we talk about innovation in crop protection and fertilizers, it must not only offer something new that meets the needs of the market, it must also comply with all requirements of the legal framework where it will be applied. For...
Manel Navarro Casas

Manel Navarro Casas

Futureco Bioscience and Sipcam Iberia/Inagra sign a strategic partnership agreement

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Futureco Bioscience has reached a strategic collaboration agreement for the Iberian Peninsula and other areas of the Mediterranean with group Sipcam Iberia / Inagra, through which Sipcam will expand its catalog and Futureco Bioscience may have its platform to promote initiatives, projects and developments of biostimulants and biopesticides. Currently, SIPCAM IBERIA has a market share of 5% in the Spanish market of plant protection and nutrition products, consolidating a cumulative growth of...
Sipcam facilities

Sipcam facilities

A week contributing to ornamental crops in Ecuador

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From 9 to 12 May Futureco Bioscience gave a technical conference in different farms in Ecuador, one of the leading exporters of roses and ornamental crops, whose production is among the most profitable in the country. The sector of ornamental crops and especially the rose is highly technified, as it relates to products with high added value, it has advanced agronomy protocols for integrated management production, with complete fertilization and biostimulation programs. In the technical...
Rose crops of Cayambe

Rose crops of Cayambe

Citrogrower presentation

Citrogrower presentation

Futureco Bioscience is reinforced in the Spanish market

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After five years of distribution agreement for its products with Certis Europe, Futureco Bioscience takes the direct distribution of its products to the Spanish fields, increasing its presence and proximity to farmers and agricultural technicians. This strategy is part of an approach to the market in a much more personal and technical way, and is part of the initiative to open branches in other countries, which enables the company to operate more directly with the end customer. In turn, it...
Juan Sierra and Francisco Biehler

Juan Sierra and Francisco Biehler

We present Ecoinnovas, the 1st Award to Innovation for the Development of Sustainable Agriculture

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Futureco Bioscience announces the first edition of the Innovation for the Development of Sustainable Agriculture Award: Ecoinnovas. This award wants to honour the best PhD thesis for its innovative value in reducing the impact of agriculture on the environment, published in the last 3 years from ibero-american countries where the company is present: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Portugal, Peru and Spain. The areas of...
Logo of Ecoinnovas Awards of Futureco Bioscience

Logo of Ecoinnovas Awards of Futureco Bioscience

When water scarcity ceases to affect plant growth

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One of the duties of a company that sells agrobiological products for plant protection and nutrition of zero waste is to demonstrate its efficacy on specific crops and soil and climatic conditions. Furthermore, safety on the environment and biodiversity must be tested, and prove that these products are nontoxic for plant or animal species, they don't pollute and neither leave residues that aren't biodegrable in a short term. That is the reason why Futureco Bioscience publishes Ecoletters,...
Ecoletter 17: FitoMaat® improves resistance to hydric stress on tomato plants

Ecoletter 17: FitoMaat® improves resistance to hydric stress on tomato plants

An important step for organic farming in Morocco and part of Africa

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Futureco Bioscience and Éléphant Vert have signed a distribution agreement for approved organic farming agri-input products in Morocco. This agreement covers as well the registration, technical and sales development of the Futureco Bioscience product range in other African countries. Éléphant Vert is a Swiss company that landed four years ago in Africa to drive the development of organic farming inputs, providing innovative product lines such as organic...
Éléphant Vert facilities in Meknes

Éléphant Vert facilities in Meknes

Workers in the facilities of Éléphant Vert in Meknes

Workers in the facilities of Éléphant Vert in Meknes

The constant discipline to demonstrate social and environmental commitment

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Futureco Bioscience, in the process of continuous improvement, has renewed the certification of its quality and environment management system. Also, as part of its policy, it has also achieved accreditation of a management system of safety and health at work; thus reaching a level of integration of its activities which allows to ensure customer satisfaction, compliance with environmental requirements of its activity and occupational safety and health. Futureco Bioscience also joined to...
OSHAS 18001:2007

OSHAS 18001:2007

ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Futureco Bioscience launches FitoMaat® a biostimulant to overcome stress situations

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Futureco Bioscience launches today its new product FitoMaat®, a biostimulant to overcome abiotic stress situations caused by adverse climate conditions such as cold, heat, drought, salinity and cracking of fruits due to heavy rainfall. Abiotic stress situations make plants invest its resources in the production of compounds that protect them from stress consequences, such as reactive oxygen species, inhibiting photosynthesis, decreasing protein synthesis and attempting to equilibrate the...
FitoMaat, in the new packaging of Futureco Bioscience

FitoMaat, in the new packaging of Futureco Bioscience

Futureco Bioscience goes beyond 45% of its workforce in R&D personnel

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Futureco Bioscience adds one more person to R & D, Sonia Martinez Servat, graduated in Biotechnology from the University of Lleida, Master in Advanced Microbiology from the University of Barcelona and PhD in process of completing her thesis in Molecular Genetics of Bacteria in the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Sonia joins the team as Head of the Department of Microbiology of Futureco Bioscience. She has a wide research expertise focused on developing new strategies to...
Sonia Martínez Servat

Sonia Martínez Servat

Besides books, seeds

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Futureco Bioscience has donated a refrigerator to the Library of the Universitary School of Agriculture of Barcelona (ESAB) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) to house 20 species of seeds of plants, as a loan service for students to carry out practical training. The project stems to promote a lending service of regional traditional crop varieties, as well as to educate the university community in the value of sustainability and food security issues. This project has benefited...
Seed library fridge, photos by Laia Serveto

Seed library fridge, photos by Laia Serveto

Expanding the team to start the new year with strength

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Futureco Bioscience has started 2016 hiring two people to tune the strategy for continuous growth and improvement: Sergi Ferrero, Product Manager, and Juan Pablo Rodríguez Head of Management Systems. Sergi Ferrero, PhD in Molecular Biology of Plants, has a wide experience working in basic research, science information management for communication and marketing agencies, and in technical assessment for clients and science centres for whom he has worked. Sergi joins Futureco Bioscience as...
Sergi Ferrero and Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Sergi Ferrero and Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Celebrating the end of the year actively wishing the best

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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...
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

Teaching how to develop clean solutions for low impact agriculture

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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...
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

Prelude of a week of science in society

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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...
Card of the Science Week 2015

Card of the Science Week 2015

Futureco Bioscience receives a diploma that recognizes its social engagement

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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,...
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.

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

Learning to contribute

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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...
Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

Unai Pérez Igúzquiza

Futureco Bioscience named as National Champion for Spain in the European Business 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...
Logo of the awards

Logo of the awards

NOFLY on its way to a global commercialization

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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...
Image of NOFLY packaging

Image of NOFLY packaging

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

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

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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,...
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

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

Expanding the scope of sustainability

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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 -...
CDFA label

CDFA label

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...
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"

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.

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

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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....
Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

Eduard Fitó with Rafael Juncosa in the signature of the Agreement

Futureco Bioscience wins the Award of Internacionalization in the Companies Night

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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...
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

It's not only about buying and selling

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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,...
Staff of Futureco Bioscience and Bioamerica

Staff of Futureco Bioscience and Bioamerica

The Department of R&D keeps expanding its team

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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...
Iker Hernández

Iker Hernández

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®

Launching a new web and a worldwide brand image

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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...
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

The new face of the defence activators

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

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

Speed dating, from a professional scope

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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...
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

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

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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...
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

Enhancing teamwork

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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...
Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

Meeting of Certis Europe Spain and Futureco Bioscience

Work well to live better

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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...
Isabel Haro

Isabel Haro

Happy New Year 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!
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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)

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

A gesture of solidarity with local families in conditions of economic precariousness

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Futureco Bioscience has launched a solidarity donation of 560 lots of Christmas specialties such as nougats for each of the families that are users of Rebost Solidari, the food distribution service for the population at risk of poverty and economic insecurity of Vilafranca del Penedès. This initiative is part of the line of Society and Territory of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) area of Futureco Bioscience.One of the objectives of CSR of the company is to become...
Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

Lots of nougats recently arrived to the Rebost Solidari headquarters

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

A user of the Rebost Solidari receiving one of the Christmas lots

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

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From Futureco Bioscience we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2014, for this reason we've designed this post. To receive it individually you can subscribe to our Newsletter or follow us on our different media channels and social media profiles.
Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings and happy new year 2014

Season's greetings image in spanish

Season's greetings image in spanish

Design of the season's greetings post in english

Design of the season's greetings post in english

To cooperate or die. Public research approaches to companies.

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On 12th December 2013 took place the 1st meeting between scientists and companies of plant protection and nutrition between 10 am and 5 pm at the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) in Barcelona. The event, organized by the Plant Section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB), brought together 73 people from institutions and research organizations, the government and companies across Spain to attend lectures and networking sessions at a rapid pace. Futureco Bioscience participated as a speaker...
Carolina Fernández explaining what does, offers and is Futureco Bioscience interested in.

Carolina Fernández explaining what does, offers and is Futureco Bioscience interested in.

A meeting with plant scientists and technological companies

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The 12thDecember 2013 will be held the I Encounter between vegetal scientists and technological companies in the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC, Barcelona, Spain). The event, organized by the Plant Biology Section of the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB) is directed to scientists (IPs), companies which activities are related to plant protection and nutrition and professionals of the sector such as project managers, experts in intellectual property and business and innovation...
Image of the preliminary document of the I Encounter of Plant Scientists and Technological Companies

Image of the preliminary document of the I Encounter of Plant Scientists and Technological Companies

An excuse to teach R+D to highschool students

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On Wednesday, November 20th, on the occasion of the XVIII edition of the Science Week, a group students from the Highschool Alt Penedès, Vilafranca del Penedès visited our facilities. We performed a guided visit with a welcome, presentation of what we do, a video projection and then split into two groups. While one group answered some questions the other was lead through the glass corridors where they could see the fully active R&D labs of Futureco Bioscience, while...
Students of the high school Alt Penedès at Futureco Bioscience's yard

Students of the high school Alt Penedès at Futureco Bioscience's yard

Encounters around a product

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When a product is released it has already gone through several stages that are part of the development process. For starters, it is not born suddenly; it has a whole process behind from the idea to its commercial prototype, a process that remains usually as a secret. In this process, research and tests both in the laboratory and in the field, experiments of compatibility with other products on the market and stability or half-life storage are ran. After this process the product is registered...
Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Meeting between Certis Europe and Futureco Bioscience for the launching of Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

Certamin Premium

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

With an eye on the other side of the pond

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Latin America and Caribbean is a region of the globe that grows at a rate of approximately 3% of its annual GDP (data from 2012 and forecast to 2013), as stated by ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America of the United Nations, in its Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean for 2012 and 2013, and as Infolatam summarized in an article (in Spanish), with general conclusions as the decline in poverty and foreign debt, or the risings in salaries and...
Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

Image of the Region of Latin America and the Caribbean, extracted from the report of Perspectives for SMEs 2012 of ECLAC, United Nations.

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

Fungi for sustainable agriculture that take more or less time to reach the market

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On 3 and 4 October 2013 was held at the Institut d' Estudis Catalans in Barcelona the meeting of the Second Conference on Mycorrhizae research in Spain , which brought together nearly a hundred researchers in the field. Carolina Fernandez, Director of R & D and Futureco Bioscience Regulatory Affairs, was invited to the event to participate in one of the lectures and activities, the round table "How to articulate a system of quality control of the inoculum and mycorrhizal plant? Current...
Example of micorrhizae, image of Fernando Santamaría González

Example of micorrhizae, image of Fernando Santamaría González

A visit of many thousand kilometres to promote scientific vocation

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The 1st October 2013, a group of Danish high school students visited our facilities. This class was conformed by 23 students and 2 teachers, Harrietta and Suzanne, who organized their trip to Barcelona to visit more than the Sagrada Familia or the Güell Park, and filled the schedule with visits to research centres, science museums and technology companies as Futureco Bioscience. Among its activities, Futureco Bioscience organizes education activities from its area of responsible projects,...
Students visiting the labs

Students visiting the labs

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the  activities

Group of students discussing about science together to complete one of the activities

Footprints of Futureco Bioscience in one of the most important exhibitions in the Middle East

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From the 15th to 18 September of 2013 took place the 32nd edition of the International Agriculture, Water and Agro-Industry Show, in the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, in Saudi Arabia, and was inaugurated by the Saudi Minister of Agriculture Dr. Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim. The meeting was visited by 20,000 people and counted with the participation of companies from 13 countries with 300 exhibitors, among whom was New Habitat, national distributor of Futureco...
Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

Thomas Martinez, Product Manager of Futureco Bioscience and Mr. Haddad, CEO of New Habitat

For those who missed the date of the event on 19th september and those who participated

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A week has passed since the panel discussion "The ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?" was held in the Institute of Catalan Studies IEC (Institut d' Estudis Catalans, Calle del Carmen 47, Barcelona) on 19th september, one of the events that celebrate the 20th anniversary of Futureco Bioscience. This panel discussion was co-organized by the Catalan Institute of Agrarian Studies (ICEA) of the IEC, the Catalan Association for...

New labelling of products with QR codes for security data access

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Futureco Bioscience is adding to the labels of its products a Quick Response (QR) code so its users can consult the safety data sheets from their Internet mobile device and access easier to the instructions of use and safe manipulation during its storage and application. QR codes are two dimensions barcodes (like the picture) or arrays of dots carrying information hosted on the Internet. When scanning this matrix with a mobile Internet device such as a Smartphone or Tablet incorporating a QR...
Label of Citogrower with QR code

Label of Citogrower with QR code

The Ménage à trois of agriculture, biotechnology and environment. Fact or fiction?

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Although there is an increasingly widespread awareness of the urgency to halt the erosion of the planet with human activity, transforming a society to be responsible to the environment involves many small changes in different areas. Political, economic, financial, and above all, changes in the exploitation of the planet to provide the inhabitants of goods and services necessary for life, such as basic food, energy and industry. This transformation involves a good deal of creativity and...
Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Courtyard of the Institute of Catalan Studies where the cocktail offered by Casa Ametller will take place

Futureco Bioscience's team keeps growing

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Due to a reorganization at all levels to successfully meet its strategic objectives of global growth in both commercial and R&D affairs, Futureco Bioscience adds two new hires to its team, Laia Arrom, biologist and Ph.D. in plant physiology, and Silvia Múñoz, expert in administration management.L. Arrom will start a new activity within the Department of R & D to scientifically strengthen the business line of plant nutrition products, such as bio-stimulants, biofertilizers...
Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

Laia Arrom and Silvia Múñoz

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

New web of Futureco Bioscience

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Futureco Bioscience launches a new website thinking beyond their customers, both potential and real. The new website is much more suitable to find us or be closer to clients and users, in 13 languages. To discuss content and interests, as to better manage queries, work and find business opportunities. Thinking from those who prowl the Internet looking for examples and experiences of another way of doing things to face new environmental challenges, as well as those interested in investing in...
New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

New website in farsi, one of its 13 languages

Through the first contact with biotechnology

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Between the 1st and 26th of July 2013, 4 teenagers between 14 and 16 years old went to FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE’s labs to dress the white coat, put on a pair of gloves and assist, help and learn how works, in a practical manner, the biotech crop research for the development of environment friendly plant nutrition and protection products.  This experience is part of the initiative Tackle Biotech, a name that summarizes the first contact these kids had with biotechnology. Instead...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE associates with BIOVEGEN to expand the scope of its R+D+i

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE has signed as a member of BIOVEGEN, the Technology Platform on Plant Biotechnology, a public-private entity that acts as an interface between the scientific community, business and administrations, and whose mission is to articulate the agrifood and plant biotechnology sector, through R&D collaborations. BIOVEGEN connects the research and business to generate business opportunities in plant production, by linking supply and demand of technology, and generate a strategic...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE starts the first summer stage for high school students

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE inaugurates its first edition of the Summer Stage Tackle Biotech, an initiative that aims to provide an opportunity for boys and girls from 14 to 16 years old to have their first contact with research in agrobiotechnology, within a business context, applied to the development of environmentally friendly plant protection products, such as biopesticides. This project is an experiment of integrated education of biotechnology that will be performed during the month of July...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, member of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication

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2013 is still a prolific year for FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, as it’s the year that the company celebrates its twentieth anniversary, and is achieving its strategic goals in the market, R&D and communication. In the latter area, FUTURECO BIOSCIENCEhas extended its chart incorporating the Department of Communication and Public Relations, a structure that will disseminate and systematize dissemination of progress in R&D of the company, disclose environmentally friendly...

Futureco Bioscience continues to grow, creating jobs and knowledge

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Despite the hostile environment in which Spanish companies move, the contraction of the budget towards innovation, and for the sole purpose to manage the economy storm that continues, Futureco Bioscience is still committed to invest in research, development and innovation with a strong commitment to social and environmental affairs, which makes the company a leader in the European agrobiotech sector. In this growth, hiring highly qualified staff, Futureco Bioscience has performed two new...

Experience of an SME in research, registration and commercialization of microbial biopesticides

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On May 13, in Room Pi i Sunyer of the Catalan Studies Institute (IEC), PhD Carolina Fernandez, Director of the R+D+i and Regulatory Affairs of Futureco Bioscience, gave a conference organized the Catalan Institute for Agrarian Studies (ICEA), entitled as "The Biocontrol Industry, an experience of an SME in research, registration and commercialization of microbial biopesticides". C. Fernández presented the current market situation of biopesticides, Futureco’s Bioscience profile, as...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE gives a conference about its experience in R+D in the ICEA

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Carolina Fernandez, Director of R & D and Regulatory Affairs of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, will give a lecture on the experience of this company in the research and development of biopesticide products. The conference will precede an open discussion with the public, with whom she will try to expose the paradigm shift and the market trends of biological control products of low environmental impact. This event is organized by the Catalan Institution of Agrarian Studies (ICEA) and will be held on...

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 achieves ISO 14001:2004 certification

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE is proud to announce that it has recently earned the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditation. The certification has been granted by TÜVRheinland a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services founded in 1872, in Cologne, Germany. Its Certification is considered to be the most prestigious in an international context. The standard, recognized throughout the world, provides companies and organizations with a flexible framework for the...

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...

Official opening of the facilities and headquarter of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE

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Mr. Joan Sureda, General Director for the Industry of the Generalitat de Catalunya, headed the opening ceremony of the new facilities and headquarter of the company in Olèrdola (Barcelona, Spain) on July 4th. The new headquarters represent an investment of 1.5 million euros and it is a clear demonstration of the commitment of the company with the R&D and the pursuit of new International Markets. With a capacity...

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Last 6th-7th December, 2011 was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) the first conference on Biopesticidesorganized by Informa Life Science.

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Last 6th-7th December, 2011 was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) the first conference on Biopesticidesorganized by Informa Life Science.

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....

Appointment of the R+D Director of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE as new Chairwoman of IBMA-Spain

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Last month of February, Dr. Carolina Fernández, Director of Research and Development of FUTURECOBIOSCIENCE, was elected as new Chairwoman of the IBMA-Spain, an association where she has been actively involved since its creation.

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...

Launching of BIOGROW PERÚ, the new subsidiary branch of the international group BIOGROW CORPORATION

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Official launch of BIOGROW PERÚ, the last subsidiary branch of BIOGROW CORPORATION, which will be commercializing the products of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE in the Republic of Peru. Adaptation to peruvian’s agriculture practices is the new challenge for spreading the success of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE products.

New headquarters for FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE will inaugurate in November its new headquarter in Olèrdola (Barcelona). After 18 years selling in more than 25 countries its sustainable and environmental friendly products for the crop protection and plant nutrition, this is a significant step in the company history. This new phase will help to consolidate the growth experienced during the last decade, to strengthen the projects for the future and to achieve the objectives of quality excellence and product...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE participates in the XV congress of the S.E.F.

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The Spanish Society of Phytopathology (S.E.F.) organized from the 27th of September to the 1st of October its XV congress in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Euskadi - Spain). FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE participated actively in the congress through an oral communication titled “Development of a microbiological based product for the control of nematodes” and with a poster entitled “In-vitro Effectiveness of a new Biofungicide based on spores of Streptomyces lydicus WYEC 108”...

Installation of the RSS system in the Web site of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE

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The Web site of Futureco Bioscience releases the RSS system to spread updates and new information of the sections News, Publications andProducts to the users who will subscribe this service.  The Web site of Futureco Bioscience releases the RSS system to spread updates and new information of the sections News, Publications and Products to the users who will subscribe this service for free. It will just be necessary to press the icon RSS (shown...

Publication of The Yearbook 2009 by FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE SL

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The edition of The YearBook 2009 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...

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The edition of The YearBook 2009 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...

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 sponsors the Phytoma book

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End of the deliveries of the Phytoma book “Biological Control of the Agricultural Pests” published by J.A. Jacas and A. Urbaneja (Associated Unit of Entomology UJI-IVIA-CIB) with the special collaboration of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE SL.

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...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE participates in the second ONTA congress

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The 2nd International Congress of Tropical Nematology, a joint meeting of Organization o Nematologist of Tropical America (ONTA) and Brazilian Society of Nematologists (BSN) was held in Maceió, Brazil from 4 to 9 October 2009. More than 250 participants from different countries attended the congress. 

Launching of BIOGROW USA CORP in Florida

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The American Branch of BIOGROW CORPORATION (BIOGROW USA CORP) was officially presented through an informative seminar at the Cleveland Heights Golf Club in Lakeland (Florida), on last 14th July. The American Branch of BIOGROW CORPORATION (BIOGROW USA CORP) was officially presented through an informative seminar at the Cleveland Heights Golf Club in Lakeland (Florida), on last 14th July.  The agenda of the event included oral presentations and a courtesy lunch. The conference covered the...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE Website update

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE presents the update of its website with new publications, new technical contents of the products and the incorporation of a News section. FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE presents the update of its website with new publications, new technical contents of the products and the introduction of a News section through which it will inform to the clients from all the activities and new features surrounding the company.

Development of a new bioinsecticide for the control of Banana Black Weevil

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FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE has successfully completed a 3-year research project to develop a novel biopesticide based on Metarhizium anisopliae. The work comprised four stages: .- Screening and selection of a native strain of M. anisopliae from the Canary Islands; development of commercial prototypes; risk assessment; efficacy studies. .- The results of this project are a strong base for further commercial development, although new studies are needed. In the near future, banana growers will have an...

FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE attends the 7ª New AG International Conference

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The established annual event on the agenda of the industry for High Tech Ag inputs & Technology took place in Barcelona from 25-27 March at Hotel Princesa Sofia. More than 800 participants from 60 different countries worldwide attended the AG international conference. Researchers, consultants, distributors, established suppliers as well as new and emerging companies in the High Tech Ag sector attended the meeting on the latest technical developments and market trends in...

Launching the new catalogue

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The new catalogue of products and services of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, SL. was presented to our collaborators in March of this year. This catalogue has been created under a novel concept aimed to ensure the continuous updating of the technical information of existing and new products. Its flexible format will allow an easy introduction of news, articles and results from the R&D department on laboratory and field tests. Distributors of FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE’s products have now the guarantee...
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