Aug. 9, 2013
China’s Zhejiang Heben Pesticide & Chemicals
has announced that they have successfully developed a biopesticide in cooperation with Sichuan Antibiotics Research Institute. The new pesticide is named phenazine ester, for which the company is currently going through a product patent file, property determination and registration. The trial production has started and is expected to be released to market in 2015.
Phenazine ester is a secondary metabolites generated after the microbe is fermented inside culture media like corn powder and starch, which can effectively control fungal disease and be applicable to prevention of rice, vegetable and flower from grey mold.
It is understood that this biological pesticide utilizes the pest control function of microbe’s metabolites to prevent grey mold-caused diseases; its active ingredients originate or exist with natural ecological system, easy to be decomposed by sunlight, vegetation and soil microbes without causing environmental issues.
Heben Pesticide & Chemicals is one of China’s Top 100 Pesticide Producers and a National High-Tech Enterprise with an annual turnover of Yuan 600 million in 2012.
The General Manager of Heben Pesticide & Chemicals said to the Agropages, “To develop high efficient, low toxic chemical pesticide, safe and high efficient biopesticide is the future tendency of pesticide production; it is also the objective of Heben Pesticide & Chemicals.”