Dec. 31, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Two new products aimed at the biological pest control market, Tricho-Turbo (Trichoderma asperellum BV10) and No-Nema (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), have received their records in Brazil. According to Biovalens, a company belonging to the Vittia Group, the marketing authorization was granted by the Ministry of Livestock and Supply (Mapa).
According to José Roberto Pereira de Castro, commercial director of the Vittia Group, the company invested some five years of research in each of them, having carried out tests in the field of microorganisms, greenhouse evaluation, in vitro tests, selection, viability and validation of agronomic efficiency in the field.
"We are predicting a huge increase in sales with the launch of these and other products in the nutrition market with protection. With this boost, we estimate a 30% growth in 2019, "says Castro.
Tricho-Turbo is a microbiological fungicide used to control soil diseases. "It protects the rhizosphere from soil pathogens and also acts as a plant biostimulator. A versatile product, it has a unique isolate of the fungus, a liquid and super concentrated formulation, ensuring greater savings in the field and protecting spores against ultraviolet rays," said Biovalens.
The No-Nema is a microbiological nematicide formulated with the isolate BV03 of the bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, used to control worms that feed on the roots of plants. The product has a liquid formula, highly resistant and super concentrated, which assists in the application. The No-Nema forms a protective film that inhibits the penetration of the nematode in the root of the plants, in addition, it promotes a greater root growth, increasing the tolerance of the plants when confronted by water stress.
Henrique Ferro, research and development director of Biovalens, said the information from the Brazilian Society of Nematology (SBN) has pointed out that nematodes cause losses of R$ 35 billion per year for Brazilian agribusiness. "Brazil has a high productive potential, and nematode losses are very large. No-Nema meets the producer's need to reduce these losses, to avoid harming the plants or the environment," noted Ferro.