BioNovelus reveals the test results of the biofungicide CR-10 against coffee rust in Costa Rica
Jul. 12, 2016
CoopeAgri R.L, one of the largest cooperative in Costa Rica, has released the CR-10 performance data. The results show that eco-friendly CR-10 has not only brought the coffee rust to a level of 0% in all the tested coffee plantations, but it has maintained this level without any new application for a period of 120 days. Also, all coffee trees treated with CR-10 show that their foliage has doubled, proving that they regain some of their life force, which doesn’t happen when they are treated with toxic chemicals.
Mr. Jean Ekobo, President/CEO of BioNovelus, Inc., says, "This additional performance of CR-10 shows that unlike its toxic competition, CR-10 doesn’t require any additional byproduct (such as sulfur) to stick to plants. CR-10 also quickly kills coffee rust while protecting plants from being (re)infected.”
These results have open doors to a potential distribution partner in Mexico with one of the leading distributors of “green” agricultural solutions, eco-friendly fungicides and bio-pesticides. This Mexican company, excited about the results with the “roya” fungus, has offered its research and development team to test CR-10 not just on coffee rust, but for other agricultural applications such as soy bean, banana, papaya, pineapple, tomatoes and wheat. Positive test results will be a tremendous asset for BioNovelus in the future.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) , Mexico is by far the most important supplier of fresh produce to the U.S., accounting for 69% of U.S. fresh vegetable import value and 37% of U.S. fresh fruit import value in 2012, (…) and increasing by an average of 20% per year.
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