The Farroupilha Laboratory, recently acquired by Canadian Lallemand, announces the launch of a new portfolio of “biopotent” products in Brazil, developed to combat natural bacteria, fungi, insects, and nematodes. 
 
There are 10 products used for the problems of cotton and other crops, such as White Mold, Fusariosis, and Rhizoctoniosis.
 
The inclusion of the “good” bacterias, fungi and virus on the package of phytosanitary protection of the cotton growers has been more frequent, as a way of breaking the resistance of enemies of the crop to agrochemicals available in the market. The delay in the entrance of new active principles in circulation, due to the current model of registration of products in the country, generates a loss of effectiveness and burdens cost of production.
 
“As biopotents, we do not want to replace the chemicals, but to increase their useful life,” explained the Commercial Manager of the Farroupilha Lallemand Laboratory, Stanis Bambonato. According to him, the key of the strategic combat is in management. The mix of products includes inoculants and promotes the growth of the cotton crop.
 
“The chemicals alone were accounting a big number of plagues and diseases in the crops. The biological products are prescribed as additional arms. The innovations are safe and sustainable with international certification that has brought excellent results,” affirmed Bombonato.
 
The Farroupilha Laboratory was founded a decade ago in Minas Gerais and today is under control of the Canadian multinational Lallemand, which is present in over 40 countries. The launch will be done at the 11th Brazilian Congress of Cotton. The event is promoted every two years by the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers and, in 2017, will be held between August 29 and September 1 in Maceio, the state of Alagoas.
 
For the President of the Brazilian Association of Cotton Growers, Arlindo de Azevedo Moura, the moment is an increase in demand for innovative solutions for the problems of cotton.
 
“We have worked to present alternatives to the federal government to make faster the registration of new chemical pesticides in the country, making Brazil more competitive in the world market. Today, a new product takes around eight years to be registered in the country, bringing serious risks for the national crop protection. The biological control contributes increasing the useful life of products that are available. These are not replacements, but allies, and are very welcome.”