Jun. 8, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
International Marketing Manager for Simbiose Agrotecnologia Biológica
The Bolivian agricultural market has vast potential and is receptive to the efficient biological and profitable technologies available for the farmer. Gustavo Valicente, International Marketing Manager for Simbiose Agrotecnologia Biológica, made the conclusion after visiting the country, where he led training programs for local farmers and partner companies.
According to Valicente, the Bolivian market is extremely interesting for Simbiose, a company that intends to bring more of its portfolio to the country. The international marketing manager explained that registration of the pesticides systems in Bolivia is similar to and follows the same standards as the Brazilian system, but the time for the concession is approximately three years.
“In the Bolivian market, Simbiose already acts strongly through its line of inoculants and protecting inoculants, and in 2018, we will have a complete line of application technology, potentiating the product action. For 2019, we will have the first registered products: BtControl, BeauveControl, NemaControl and StimuContro,” he stated.
In an interview given to Bolivia’s Rural Channel, Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, a Colombian who is a research and development analyst at Simbiose, explained the importance of the use of Bacillus thurigiensis to manage the resistance of chemical insecticides.
According to him, as they have multiple modes of action against the plagues, the biologicals exercise selection resistance when compared to chemical products. Besides, Rodriguez presented a technology of “co-inoculation on soybeans” and “inoculation on grasses.” The presentations and training took place at the Marriott Hotel of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the city of Cuatro Cañadas, San Pedro and Okinawa Colony.