Sep. 2, 2015
Eden Research Plc, the AIM-listed natural micro-encapsulation company, announces that its first agrochemical product, 3AEY, a fungicide that primarily targets Botrytis on grapes, has been approved for commercial sales and use in Greece.
As part of the regulatory process in the EU, several years' worth of product efficacy trials were conducted in order to generate the data required to support the label claims of Botrytis prevention and control in table and wine grapes. As well as proving disease control, other studies such as taint and vinification have also been conducted to prove the product has no negative quality effects on table grapes or when used to produce wine. 3AEY was considered by the regulatory authority to give a similar level of control to existing commercial chemical fungicides.
3AEY was recently granted authorisation by the zonal Rapporteur Member State Malta for the prevention and cure of botrytis in table and wine grapes. Following this authorisation, the relevant Member States in the southern regulatory zone have 120 days to grant national authorisations thereby allowing sales in key grape growing countries, including three of the top five global grape producers. Eden's commercialisation partners such as K&N Efthymiadis, Sipcam and Sumi Agro France are now preparing for product launches following authorisation.