Sep. 27, 2022
|Marcelo Poletti, CEO of Promip|
Some 130 bioinput companies in Brazil oversaw approximately BRL1.7 billion (US$330 million) in the 2020-2021 harvest, according to research by Kynetec Brasil.
Revealing this to Agropages, CEO of Promip, Marcelo Poletti stated that the increase in the supply of biological inputs reinforces the effectiveness of pest control and enhances profitability and credit to the producer.
Recently, Mapa – Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply – announced the registration of new pesticides.
″Of these, at least 20 are of the biological matrix. Among chemical solutions (semiochemical and biochemical) and biological agents (macrobiological and microbiological), there are already more than 530 pest control products in the country,″ Poletti said.
According to him, the increase in the supply of biological solutions brings ″good news″ to Brazilian agricultural producers, as it opens the way for innovation and meeting sustainability requirements.
″In addition to products that have been proven to be effective, biological products are also gaining traction because of their harmlessness to the health of people, animals, and the environment,″ he says.
Contrary to what happened in the past, the specialist pointed out that biological products are now available in the ″distribution channel,″ that is, available with resellers and other points of sale.
This new supply scenario positively impacts the strengthening of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.
″Faced with the new, disruptive era of the biologicals market, a time when such products become part of the producer's daily life, the prospects for success of IPM programs in different cultures rise exponentially,″ he defends.
According to him, entrepreneurs, and specialists predict a ″highly positive cycle for agribusiness in the face of technological and marketing advances in bio-inputs.″
The Kynetec study also reinforces the growing trend in the adoption of these inputs, either in isolation (organic crops) or in an integrated way, in the so-called large crops - corn, soybeans, cotton, etc. – and FLV: fruits and vegetables.
″There are even short-term expectations in the sense that bioproducts will significantly reduce nonconformities related to chemical residues from in natural foods,″ Poletti said.
Otherwise, the adoption of biological agents potentiates the producer's gains by reducing greenhouse gases, through carbon credits he said.
″It will certainly also have expanded its access to sustainable financing, granted only to businesses that contribute to the balance of the planet,″ he said in conclusion.
(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)