Biocontrol for robust protection against pests

Our biocontrol products protect your crops against the insects and diseases that can damage your business. They consist of microbes, notably bacteria and fungi, that target pests to keep your crops healthy. Pests can become resistant to chemicals over time. Our microbial solutions are better suited to avoiding this challenge. They help protect high-value crops.

Biocontrol Technology Platform

Biocontrol Technology Platform

The agricultural industry faces challenges to replace or reduce chemical pesticides with more sustainable solutions. In some regions, the usage of key chemical pesticides is already restricted and, importantly, in a world facing increasing pressures, consumers are demanding that products they consume are made in a more sustainable manner. Complementing our existing microbial technology, Novozymes enters agricultural biocontrol with enzymes. New efforts, alongside existing, will form part of a Biocontrol Technology Platform to provide highly efficacious yet sustainable pest control solutions for farmers globally – making a real impact in addressing the major challenges to chemical pesticide usage.

Enzyme technology and biocontrol

Enzyme technology and biocontrol

In this animation, we take a closer look at the potential of our new enzyme-based biocontrol technology to serve as fast acting, highly efficacious yet sustainable pest control solutions for farmers globally to combat devastating crop pests.

We believe our technology has the potential to have a major impact in addressing the challenges to chemical pesticide usage – and meet the demands of consumers for sustainable, agriculture-based products. As we roll up our sleeves in the labs over the next few years to bring this technology to market, we are eager to unlock the potential of our enzymes – and biology – to provide highly impactful, yet sustainable crop protection solutions.

A broad-spectrum microbial foliar fungicide

A broad-spectrum microbial foliar fungicide

Taegro® 2 is a microbial fungicide formulated with naturally-ocurring Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterium. Taegro® 2 provides protection against a wide range of pathogens and is active in a variety of temperature and soil pH conditions. The benefits of Taegro® 2 include low use rates and multiple modes of action. It can also be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, since it has no MRL and has compatibility with a variety of pesticides and fertilizers. As a microbial solution, Taegro® 2 helps to reduce chemical usage and complies with various food chain requirements.

Protect your crops against powdery mildew and botrytis

Protect your crops against powdery mildew and botrytis

By using Taegro® 2 in your crop management programs, you can protect crops against a range of diseases. These include powdery mildew and botrytis. With its microbial origins, low application rates, and short re-entry and pre-harvest intervals, Taegro® 2 supports compliance with food chain requirements. It's a powerful tool that helps maximize your marketable yields.

Taegro® 2

Taegro® 2

Learn more about how Taegro® 2 can help be a part of an integrated pest management system and fight disease on your fields. 

Get the benefits of a powerful biological fungicide

Get the benefits of a powerful biological fungicide

Actinovate® is a biological fungicide/bactericide for the suppression or control of a broad range of soil-borne and foliar diseases across multiple crops. The active ingredient in Actinovate® is a microbe that colonizes the root system and foliage of the plant and protects it from harmful bacteria and fungi. With multiple modes of application, Actinovate® is a flexible fit in all production systems. It also has multiple modes of action, leading to lowered risk of developed resistance. It helps you produce and protect high-value crops.

Protection from soil-borne and foliar disease

Protection from soil-borne and foliar disease

The active ingredient in Actinovate® is a naturally-occurring bacterium called Streptomyces lydicus (strain WYEC 108). Actinovate can be applied as a foliar, soil or seed treatment. It protects against a variety of devastating diseases caused by Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., Phytophthora spp., and Botrytis cinerea, to name a few.

Learn more about Actinovate®  and  Actinovate® SP and L&G

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