Bion Tech Taiwan’s proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis achieves label registration for Duct Application in Japan Bion Tech Taiwan’s proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis, which is registered and distributed by Arysta LifeScience Japan, achieves label registration in Japan for special and unique delivery system, Duct Application, used in greenhouse - glasshouse to control Tomato Gray Mold.

Taiwan’s highly professional biopesticide producer Bion Tech Inc. has achieved label registration in Japan for their proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis, their top international flagship product for use in a special and unique delivery system, Duct Application, used in greenhouse – glasshouse to control Tomato Gray Mold.

Bion Tech Inc. Taiwan’s proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis is registered, distributed and marketed in Japan by Arysta LifeScience Japan.

Mr. Daniel Chen, International Marketing Manager of Bion Tech Inc. Taiwan explained, “Our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis is a highly aggressive pesticide-grade strain having biofungicide + biobactericide + biofertilizer functions; a real and true hands-on 3-in-1 product!  Duct Application is a special delivery system used in greenhouses – glasshouses.  Without going thru the usual spray-water solution to spray and deliver the product to crop-plants, in Duct Application, our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis is carried in WP formulation itself thru the Ducts within the greenhouse – glasshouse, and softly blown and released at periodic intervals per set timer via small apertures in the Ducts.  Our special WP formulation floats in the atmosphere inside the greenhouse – glasshouse.  This special delivery method via Ducts makes sure that the WP particles of our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis are evenly and uniformly distributed and well covered on the crop surface and foliage. The controlled humidity inside the greenhouse - glasshouse atmosphere, and additionally, the moisture on crop surface and foliage help to activate / germinate the endospores of our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis.  Thereafter, the activated / germinated endospores perform its multiple mode of action to control / prevent disease.”

Daniel continued, “Compared with the traditional foliar spray delivery applications (i.e. diluted in spray-water solution and sprayed), Duct Application helps to save labor and application costs, and is also considered by greenhouse – glasshouse farmers to be more efficient and consistent to control / prevent Tomato Gray Mold disease.”

Dr. Satoshi Yamanaka, R&D Manager of Arysta LifeScience Japan said, “In addition to Tomato Gray Mold, we have already confirmed the bioefficacy performance of Y1336 via Duct Application against Powdery Mildew in Tomato, which is as good as what we get with foliar application.  We plan to make the label expansion for Tomato Powdery Mildew via Duct Application since it has its various advantages and more preferred by greenhouse – glasshouse farmers.  Additionally, we are also planning to expand the label to other vegetable crops as well in order to control these diseases in near future by using Duct Application.”

Mr. Poju Chen, Chairman of Bion Tech Inc. mentioned, “We are very thankful to Arysta LifeScience Japan for bringing to our attention this important market segment of Duct Application, and for their relentless hard work and perseverance for achieving this label registration.  In order to match this special delivery system of Duct Application, the particle size of WP formulation of our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis need to be reduced and made really small to fit and match the high standards and stringent qualification criteria along with high bioefficacy performance for achieving label registration in Japan.  With our outstanding technology, I am proud to say that Bion Tech Taiwan have perfected and succeeded to produce our special WP formulation of our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis with particle size smaller than 325 mesh (i.e. 44 micrometer), which we believe could well be one of the smallest particle size of Bacillus subtilis in WP formulation in the world, as used in agriculture.”

Poju added, “Normally the particle size for Bacillus subtilis WP formulation products is between 100 to 150 mesh, as seen in other Bacillus subtilis products in the world, and as used in agriculture.  Bion Tech Inc., has a sharp focus in new technologies and has numerous cross-industry collaborations in Taiwan to develop special unique technologies tailor-made for farmers, who we care deeply for.  We have worked to continuously improve the physical and biological performance of our proprietary strain Y1336 of Bacillus subtilis to match the high standards for Duct Application for greenhouse – glasshouse farmers in Japan.”

Dr. Subhendu Ganguly, Global Business Manager of Bion Tech Inc. said, “We will not be satisfied with having achieved market penetration for this high-standard and uniquely positioned special niche application-segment in Japan.  We are continuing to push the possibility of this unique application technology to the greenhouse – glasshouse segment in other countries, particularly Europe and USA.  And, we hope that Duct Application will become a trend and an ideal application method for bioproducts in greenhouses – glasshouse all over the world in the future, which Bion Tech Taiwan can easily service with our product technology.”