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Fungicidal activity of Bestcure® against Botrytis in tomato crops

Ecoletter issue 19

Ecoletter issue 19

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The R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience, with the Business development Department, have tested the fungicidal activity of the vegetal extract Bestcure® against Botritys cinerea in tomato crops. The trials, performed in two fields in Colombia, tested the effects of prevention and cure of the botanical extract Bestcure® (Rutastare® in Colombia), in fruits and flowers, the latter being the main route of entry to the fungus to expand through the plant, infecting the depriving...

When water scarcity ceases to affect plant growth

Ecoletter 17: FitoMaat® improves resistance to hydric stress on tomato plants

Ecoletter 17: FitoMaat® improves resistance to hydric stress on tomato plants

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One of the duties of a company that sells agrobiological products for plant protection and nutrition of zero waste is to demonstrate its efficacy on specific crops and soil and climatic conditions. Furthermore, safety on the environment and biodiversity must be tested, and prove that these products are nontoxic for plant or animal species, they don't pollute and neither leave residues that aren't biodegrable in a short term. That is the reason why Futureco Bioscience publishes Ecoletters,...

Unexpected properties of a bionematicidal bacteria

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

Growth promoting activity after treating tomato plants with Le-B25

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Recently, part of the R&D Staff of Futureco Bioscience attended the 10th International PGPR (Plant Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria) Workshop in Liege, Belgium, to present two trials published today in Ecoletter number 16, which includes the results of the research: Lysobacter enzymogenes B25, a new PGPR strain with nematicidal activity.In the assays exposed in this Ecoletter, the R&D Department of Futureco Bioscience has shown that Lysobacter enzimogenes strain...

Bestcure beats Xanthomonas in plum

Fruit damage in plum by Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni. Photography by the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of the Republic of Uruguay.

Fruit damage in plum by Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni. Photography by the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of the Republic of Uruguay.

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Today has been published the Ecoletter that shows the effectiveness of Bestcure against bacterial leaf spot in plum, a severe disease caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas arboricola pv pruni, affecting the leaves and fruits of some fruit crops like almonds, peaches, cherries, plums and apricots. Bestcure® is an activator of natural defenses of the plant whose formulation is based on extract of Rutaceae (Citrus sp), rich in organic acids (ascorbic acid and cítircos) and...

First trials with Biolasting show its efficacy on peach infected with brown rot at post-harvest

Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

Differences tested between infected peaches without treatment and treated with Biolasting 3% v/v

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Today have been published the results that show that Biolasting is effective for preventing and treating the brown rot of Peach, a fungal disease that affects this and other prunic fruits, which cause great economic losses to farmers and sales agents of fruits and vegetables. To date there was no effective treatment for this disease, especially when there is more risk of taking place, at post-harvest, during storage and transportation to the point of sale or consumption.The tests and results...

How to give wheat the zinc it needs to make it a whole food

Field cultivated with wheat

Field cultivated with wheat

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Today has been published the Ecoletter Efficacy of absorption of Zinc in wheat after the application of Defender Zn®, which compares the absorption of the deficiency corrector of Futureco Bioscience Defender Zn® applied to wheat with another widely used commercial product based on Zn oxide, and formulated by chemical synthesis excipients. Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient required for plant growth. Involved in several enzymatic activities, Zn has a key role in...

Biological Control of Western Flower Thrips

Frankliniella occidentalis, (source: Wikipedia)

Frankliniella occidentalis, (source: Wikipedia)

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This week have been published the trials that demonstrate that Paecilomyces fumosoroseus FE9901, NOFLY WP active ingredient, is effective against one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide, the western flower thrip, Franklisiella occidentalis. This insect species affects a wide range of horticultural, fruit and ornamental crops, giving significant economic losses annually. Franklisiella occidentalis damages plants creating wounds by oviposition and also by feeding, staining them...

Biopesticide NOFLY is harmless to natural enemies of insect pests

Nymphs of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

Nymphs of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci

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One of the biggest risks to assess when a biopesticide is applied on a crop is its toxicity to other insects different to the pest organisms to be treated, such as beneficial insects like bees or natural enemies of the crop's pest you are preventing or controlling, and that are normally present in the environment. Natural enemies can be predators or parasitoids, and are also often used in biological pest control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Recently it has been published that NOFLY, a...
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