Koppert to acquire Itaforte BioProdutos
Dutch bioproducts company Koppert Biological Systems (Berkel en Rodenrijs) has agreed a takeover deal for Brazilian bio-products company Itaforte BioProdutos (Itapetininga). The Brazilian enterprise is involved in the research, registration, production and marketing of natural, microbiological disease and pest control products for use in agriculture. It mainly concentrates on Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Trichoderma harzianum-based fungal products. The first two of those gained recent Ministry of Agriculture approval for use on organic crops (see this issue).