ADAMA launched the microbiological fungicide and nematicide Protege in Brazil, which is highly recommended for soybean and sugarcane crops.
The biopesticide Protege is a triple combination of bacteria: Bacillus thuringiensis + Bacillus velezensis + Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, which have different modes of action on nematodes, providing control of these parasites and protecting productivity.
Nematode losses reached BRL35 billion per year (equivalent to US$6.65 billion) in Brazilian crops, according to the Brazilian Society of Nematology (SBN).
“Bonematicides are important tools for the control of nematodes, as they are effective and contribute to the construction of a favorable productive environment for plants to develop,” explained Vinicius Boleta, Product Manager at ADAMA.
Vinicius Boleta, Product Manager at ADAMA
The manufacturer claimed that it believes in the efficiency of biopesticides and in the combination of chemical and biological products for better crop management.
“In addition, the company works to have increasingly sustainable products, meeting the needs of Brazilian agriculture,” Boleta said in conclusion.
According to him, delivering differentiated products such as Protege is part of “ADAMA's brand promise: Listen. Learn. Deliver. That is, listen to the needs of rural producers, and understand their challenges and demands to deliver the best solutions for their crops. The new solution is scheduled for commercialization in the second half of 2022.”
The company expects to reach, in five years, annual revenue of $50 million with this line of biopesticides.
“Sustainable food production is the great challenge of modern agriculture. For this reason, the demand for innovative technologies such as biosolutions is growing. ADAMA understood this need and has been investing in recent years in expanding its portfolio,” the ADAMA Product Manager said.
(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)