IPM and Biocontrol solutions also help improve sustainability

The second Innovation panel of the Biofruit Congress focussed on the latest Biocontrol and IPM innovations that also contribute to improve sustainability

The 6th international BIOFRUIT CONGRESS run during Fruit Attraction, organized by Eurofresh Distribution and IFEMA, included for the second time a session on Innovation and sustainability. Last’s year focus was on post-harvest innovations, this year’s panel on Biocontrol and other IPM innovations which help reduce the farm footprint at the level of disease and pest management. The use of Biocontrol solutions alone is calculated to have an average 30% lesser footprint than the use of chemical products alone. The reduction is higher when their applications are also more effective. Biocontrol leaders Certis Belchim, Bioline and Koppert, as well as Kimitec research center (Maavi Foundation), shared their latest and future innovations which help to improve both crop protection solutions and sustainability.

Certis Belchim,  residue-free a reality with combined solutions

Biorationals, chemicals, pheromones, botanicals, vegetation cover… a clear and unique IPM concept under the Growing For The Future umbrella, Certis Belchim has been developing combined biocontrol and chemical solutions to grow residue-free crops in both greenhouse and field production. “Residue-free is possible in many crops today, thanks to the combination of our natural and chemical solutions” confirms Pedro Juan, Head of Food Chain Management. It has been possible due to Certis Belchim’s cooperation across the entire food chain. “Growing for the future” or G4TF is Certis Belchim’s food chain value-proposition, developed since 2012 to help growers and exporters to meet today’s residue level requirements of the European retailers, 50 to 70% lower than the European MRL, as well as the EU objectives of sustainability for the future: 50% reduction of the use of pesticides, 25% of production organic and 50% reduction of food loss.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Price
Head of Corporate Affairs
Certis Belchim BV
Tel: +31 302 001200
Gill Norriss
Corporate PR for Certis Belchim
Tel: +44 1794 388 831

Notes to Editors:

Certis Belchim, created through the merger of Certis Europe B.V. and Belchim Crop Protection NV/SA in 2022, provides a new force in crop protection. The company combines the strengths of these two well-established businesses with expertise in product development, registration and marketing and best-in-class technical and product knowledge. It has strong foundations and an established footprint throughout Europe, dynamic and growing platforms in North America and expanding opportunities with partners in Africa, South America and Asia.

Parent company, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., markets and distributes a wide variety of conventional and biorational crop protection products, biological pest control products and services through its European, Japanese, African and U.S. marketing subsidiaries.

Useful Certis group & Mitsui & Co websites: –
Certis Belchim : www.certisbelchim.com
Certis Europe : www.certiseurope.com
Belchim Crop Protection : www.belchim.com
Certis Biologicals (USA) : www.certisbio.com
Mitsui & Co: www.mitsui.co.jp

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