Jun. 24, 2019
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Agrivalle has launched a new formulation of the Auin CE microbiological insecticide in Brazil. Produced from the fungus Beauveria bassiana (isolated CBMAI 1306), the product now comes in Emulsifiable Concentrate (CE), and was registered for control of Diabrotica speciosa in soybean, beans, potatoes and tomatoes, among others.
According to the product label, the Auin CE must be applied in liquid form by mean of tractor and manual or motorized sprayers. According to the manufacturer, the goal is to add operational ease, since the product already offered excellent performance when it was formulated in powder (WP).
"The new liquid formulation allows greater efficiency of the application, without operational complications, besides guaranteeing more safety and effectiveness," says Agrivalle's Research Director, Eduardo Bernando.
Also, according to Bernardo, the solution "should have new targets included in the registry soon". Agrivalle emphasizes that Auin CE, because it is biological, leaves no chemical residues on plants, fruits or the environment. Therefore, it is a product suitable for organic producers, but can be used in the conventional system and in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Having as main host crops such as beans, soybean, potatoes and corn, Diabrotica speciosa causes damage to several Brazilian crops. The larvae, feeding on the roots, interfere in the absorption of nutrients and water, compromising the performance of the plants. As adults, insects cause defoliation, reducing photosynthetic areas and can be vectors of pathogens.
"We know of the pursuit by farmers in becoming more and more effective in production, optimizing costs and resources to achieve the best results. That's why Agrivalle is always looking for innovations that contribute to the advancement of agriculture, as well as benefiting consumers by bringing healthier and more palatable foods to the table," said Marketing Director Wagner Coladel.
Agrivalle was incorporated in 2012 from the merger between the companies Supra Fertilizantes, Agrihaus do Brasil and MFB Agricola, offering biological controls and special fertilizer strands, which had been on the market since 2003.