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Bayer debuts Flocter in Italy

Bayer CropScience has debuted its bionematicide, Flocter (Bacillus firmus strain I-1582), in Italy for the control of major nematode pests on carrots, tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, melons and tobacco. The wettable powder formulation is for use in greenhouses and in fields as part of an IPM programme. Bayer acquired the Bacillus firmus-based bionematicide from Israeli biopesticide company AgroGreen, which it sold as BioNem, in 2009 (Agrow No 565, p 2).


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