Bio-Gene has a clear path to commercialisation
Australian stored grain pest control partnership trial
Bio-Gene recently announced a collaboration of all key representatives aligned on stored grain partnership trial.
Globally, losses of grain in storage can reach up to 50% and are attributed to resistant pests. Insect damage and contamination can greatly reduce grain quality, incur treatment costs, and severely impact grain prices and market access. A product which introduces a new Mode of Action is critical for pest management to address increasing resistance in the future.
The proposed studies will build on the previous trials completed by Bio-Gene and undertaken by DAF in which Flavocide successfully demonstrated control of a broad range of pests.
The trials will be designed to determine commercially viable formulations including but not exclusive to:
- The best combination for broad stored grain pest control;
- The synergistic effects of combined chemistries;
- The optimum application rates for resistance management; and
- The best suited combinations to be taken to the field for residual efficacy testing.