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Exosect/Sylvan Bio agree stored grain pest deal

The UK pest control company, Exosect (Winchester, Hampshire), has agreed a collaboration with the US solid substrate fungal fermentation specialist, Sylvan (Kittanning, Pennsylvania). The agreement is for the development of a formulation of an isolate of the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana, and Exosect’s platform electrostatic powder technology, Entostat, for the control of stored grain pests. The deal follows five years of government-funded research by a consortium led by Exosect to identify a fungal pathogen for the control of a range of key stored grain insect pests ( Agrow No 492, p 11).



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