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Development of biopesticide products for biocontrol of vineyard diseases

Wine-workshop-Vilafranca

Wine-workshop-Vilafranca

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Last 5th of April, Dr. Iker Hernández, Head of the Molecular Biology Unit of the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, participated in a Technical Workshop at the Wine Business School in Vilafranca del Penedès, with the presentation "Development of bio-pesticide products for biocontrol of diseases on vineyards". This year, the XXX edition of the Congress of Oenologists concurred with the XXXVI edition of the International Cava Congress. Both congresses were held...

Futureco strategy to improve fruit setting, mooring and size in Avocado crops

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Creating value through knowledge is one of the pillars of Futureco Bioscience to influence the paradigm shift of the new agriculture. For this reason, technical and training sessions are carried out assiduously for agricultural technicians and farmers. In mid-March, Xabier traveled to Colombia to make a series of strategic training to increase the yield per hectare of Hass avocado crops with application programs of Frudestim, Citogrower, and Rutastar. The most optimal program to increase the...

Futureco Bioscience and the UCO start a project to develop a bioinsecticide to control the olive fly

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Last February, a contract was signed between the company FUTURECO BIOSCIENCE, S.A. and the University of Córdoba (UCO) of Public Purchase of Innovation in its pre-commercial modality as part of the INNOLIVAR Project, in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement between the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and the UCO, co-financed with FEDER funds. The object of the contract is the "Preparation of a pre-commercial form of entomopathogenic fungi for the...

How to certify that an agricultural input is suitable for organic farming?

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To affirm that a product is suitable for use in ecological, organic or biological farming, it has to be certified. There are several certificates, which mostly vary in the territorial scope in which they apply, regional, national and international. The accrediting entities, depending on the country, can be independent or managed by the public administration. These accreditations require a series of conditions on the production, storage, manufacture, packaging, and distribution of the products...

Towards a more competitive European biocontrol market

One of the images in the whitepaper

One of the images in the whitepaper

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Last 23d October 2018, in the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, ABIM, International Biocontrol Manufacturer’s Association, IBMA, presented IBMA Whitepaper: A New EU Regulatory Framework for Bioprotection Agents, as a proposal to improve regulation in the European Union towards biocontrol products and techniques. The purpose of this document is to persuade the EU authorities to develop a new, more appropriate legislative framework, with simplified provisions and with a centralized...

Discovered nematicidal activity in industrial by-products of plant origin

Roots with gall, infected by meloidogyne nematodes

Roots with gall, infected by meloidogyne nematodes

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Futureco Bioscience has discovered nematicidal activity in industrial byproducts of plant origin, as confirmed by the results of the trials of the Enzytech project, collected in Ecoletter 24. The general aim of the Enzytech project, was to design the bases to develop a biotechnological process that would allow obtaining substances with biostimulant and/or phytosanitary action, from the protein fraction of different local by-products of plant origin. This project was presented to...

How to improve the dispersion, penetration and application of products in the field

Product application by spraying

Product application by spraying

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When we apply a product in the field and greenhouse by irrigation or spraying, we usually dilute it previously in a volume of running water. The physical chemical qualities of the water when diluting the product, can alter its effectiveness, reducing the performance of application and rebounding in a greater expense. To ensure the efficient application of agricultural inputs, we can use adjuvants such as IMPROVE®, one of the most versatile products of Futureco...

PALVIP, an interregional project for the biocontrol of mediterranean crops

Vineyards of Languedoc-Rousillon

Vineyards of Languedoc-Rousillon

Logo of the Project Interreg POCTEFA PALVIP

Logo of the Project Interreg POCTEFA PALVIP

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Futureco Bioscience participates in PALVIP (Alternative Protection of Interregional Vegetable Production of the Pyrenees), a Catalonia-Roussillon cross-border research and experimentation project to develop biocontrol products adapted to Mediterranean crops. The aims of PALVIP are: To characterize the biological control products adapted to the Mediterranean crops, especially wine, fruits and vegetables (1); gather and disseminate information to guide farmers on the use of these products (2) and...
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