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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

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

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

Unexpected properties of a bionematicidal bacteria

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

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

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

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

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

Biolasting saves post-harvest losses

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

Marta Almazán presenting Biolasting

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

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®

Biological Control of Western Flower Thrips

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

Frankliniella occidentalis, (source: Wikipedia)

The friendly coexistence between a bioinsecticide and pollinator insects

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

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

Biopesticide NOFLY is harmless to natural enemies of insect pests

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

Nymphs of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

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

Passion, challenges and perspective of applied research to develop agrobiological products.

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One of the greatest assets of Futureco Bioscience is its R&D Department, where new biopesticide, biofertilizer and bioactivator products are generated, besides being the engine that demonstrates that the company's products work, have an excellent quality and meet all legal and safety standards to register and market. The Department, which now counts with the 35% of the company’s staff, started with some agreements and contracts with units of Research of the University of Barcelona....
Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

Carolina Fernández, Director of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience

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

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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...

Meeting in Barcelona to talk about vegetal protection with the ICEA

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

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

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

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. 

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...
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