Syngenta and M2i jointly launched a new pheromone based solution for grapes

Syngenta crop protection, a leader in the field of biological innovation, has expanded cooperation with M2i, a leading technology supplier of pheromone based crop protection solutions, to jointly launch a new pheromone based solution, exployo ™ Vit, helps French grape growers efficiently manage grape vine pests that affect grape quality and yield. This technology is aimed at one of the most troublesome pests for grape growers, lobesia botrana. This pest feeds on grapes and infects crops with Botrytis cinerea, a potentially deadly fungus that causes grape decay.

Natural biological source exployo ™ Vit is authorized and certified for use in organic agriculture. It can be sprayed directly on the vine, providing grape growers with greater flexibility to better manage their crops. Pheromone is a natural signal compound, which can effectively control pests by interfering with their mating behavior and preventing their reproduction. Because pheromones are non-toxic and species-specific, they help to protect the diversity and abundance of insects and pollinators.

Grape growers across France will be the first beneficiaries of this new sustainable solution. Wine is one of the most valuable agricultural products in France, accounting for about 15% of the country’s agricultural income. The wine produced in France accounts for 16% of the world’s total output, and more than 300000 jobs in the country are related to the production and sales of wine.

After its global debut in France, exployo ™ Vit will be launched in several European wine producing countries such as Spain, Portugal and Greece in the next 12 months, but it has yet to be approved by regulators. The technology will be based on lobesia Pro spray ® For brand sales in Latin America.

Corey Huck, global head of biologics at Syngenta crop protection, said: “our partnership with M2i is a powerful example of our commitment to becoming the preferred partner for leading technology suppliers in the field of biologics. We are committed to promoting sustainable agricultural practices and are pleased to provide grape growers in different markets with a product that helps improve grape quality and control key grape vine pests.”

Source: World agrochemical network

Post time: May-13-2022