Cold-Tolerance Nematode Product for Insect Pest Control

Cold-Tolerance Nematode Product for Insect Pest Control

After three years of field trials, UK-based biotechnology company Bionema has launched a new cold- tolerance nematode pest control product, which provides insect kill rate of up to 95%.

It is estimated that crop pests cost 470 billion USD per annum worldwide. For example, annual European losses by western corn rootworm are the estimated at £1.5billion, while black vine weevil causes losses of up to £40m to the UK horticulture industry and £4 billion worldwide.

Huge Losses

According to a research report conducted by independent agricultural and environmental consultancy ADAS, UK estimated annual chafer grub control costs UK golf courses approximately £85m in lost income and damage repair. Horticulture does not escape this threat to its produce.

Bionema’s new product - NemaTrident®CT (cold-tolerance) contains Heterorhabditis downesi and offers a highly effective chemical-free, low temperature solution.

Welcomed by Nurseries

Crop growers, plant producers and arboriculturists will also welcome this as they are finding it difficult to control these pests in lower temperature soils.

The product provides protection against a wide range of agricultural, horticultural and forestry pests - including vine weevil, pine weevil, chafer grubs, leatherjackets and cutworms.

Success in Late Spring

It also offers successful results when used in the late spring and autumn during which time soil temperatures can dip to as low as 5°C. It is an also effective alternative to traditional chemical products, which have been withdrawn from the market, due to EU chemical pest control regulations.

Main Components

The NemaTrident® tri-component range comprises different species of naturally occurring, beneficial entomopathogenic nematodes within the Heterorhabditis and Steinernema genera.

The main components comprising the NemaTrident® solution are:

*Selected nematode species

*A biocompatible wetting agent plus

*Training and advice

Unique Solution

Dr Minshad Ansari, founder and CEO of Bionema – and a leading expert in biocontrol said “Three-year product trials in the horticultural, sport turf, forestry and arboricultural sectors included different nematode species. The final product offers a unique solution that provides 20-30% higher efficacy than existing products in the market – and delivers up to 95% kill rate”.

NemaTrident® is available to professional users in the UK and EU through dedicated distributors including Rigby Taylor, Dejex Horticulture, Farmyard, Medinbio and Progreen.

Added to Portfolio

Peter Corbett, Business Development Manager of Rigby Taylor, said: “We are delighted to add Bionema’s NemaTrident Cold-Tolerant solutions to our portfolio. Our customers have been crying out for a solution to treat insect problems when they begin to appear in early spring and late autumn.”

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