Futureco Bioscience obtains European patent for new biopesticide

"These formulations will be valuable tool for grower who wants to apply biological control"

Futureco Bioscience has obtained, as officially communicated in the Bulletin 20121/16 of the European Patent Office, the European Patent No. EP3607048, with the title “A strain of Pseudomonas putida and its use in the control of diseases caused by bacteria and fungi in plants”.

The subject of this patent is the production and commercial use of Pseudomonas putida strain B2017. This strain has been evaluated in different vegetable crops (tomato, lettuce, cucumber, courgette, potato) as well as in vineyards and fruit trees. Pseudomonas putida B2017 has shown great potential for the control of a broad spectrum of agricultural diseases including fungi causing powdery mildew, downy mildew, rots, sclerotinia, pox, and bacterial diseases.

“We are always excited to discover and characterize strains with such high biocontrol potential,” says Carolina Fernandez, Research and Development Director at Futureco Bioscience. “The efficacy of strain B2017 is very consistent, and I am convinced that our formulations will soon be a very valuable tool for any farmer who wants to apply biological control strategies.”

“The granting of this patent reinforces the alignment of Futureco Bioscience’s mission and vision with the needs expressed by stakeholders. Farmers, consumers, and legislators are willing to promote more sustainable agriculture, put in practice programs like the European ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, and to align with ONU Sustainable Development Goals and the global transition to sustainable agri-food systems,” says Jose Manuel Lara, Technical Director of Futureco Bioscience.

Read the complete article at www.agribusinessglobal.com.

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