Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Spanish university launches bio-insecticide:

Researchers from the Public University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain) launched in March a baculovirus-based bio-insecticide for use on horticultural crops. The product is for the control of beet armyworms (Spodoptera exigua) and gained patent protection in Spain last year. The armyworm is the major pest for Spain's greenhouse crops such as aubergines and peppers, lead researcher Professor Primitivo Caballero says. Agrochemicals have been the major control tool over the past 60 years, leading to increasing resistance, he claims. The 90-member Almeria horticulture products export association, the COEXPHAL, will have use of the patent. The association accounts for 10,000 growers, producing 80% of the region's horticultural crops.

Topics

What to read next

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG026463

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel