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Author name: Dr Minshad Ansari

Dr Minshad Ansari is the Founder and CEO of Bionema Limited. Bionema's vision is to be a leading biocontrol/bioprotection technology developer to protect crops from pests and diseases – reducing the use of synthetic pesticides, enhancing food security and increasing crop yields. He transitioned into the innovation and commercialisation of biopesticides, working with several high-profile commercial companies and government organisations. Minshad published >80 scientific papers, patents, trade magazine articles and opinion pieces, and I have been honoured to receive several industry awards.

Is BioProtection the future of sustainable agriculture

Is BioProtection The Future of Sustainable Agriculture for a Better World?

The world is already facing a huge crisis when it comes to food security. It is predicted that the global population will reach 9 billion by the year 2050. This century’s challenge is to protect our future from the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution, and other disasters while producing enough food to satisfy the …

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How are Bioprotection used in sustainable agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is a critical part of preserving our planet and its resources. It’s no secret that traditional farming practices have taken their toll on the environment, but what are we supposed to do? Bioprotection can help us meet this challenge. Bioprotection is natural or synthetic substances that protect plants from pests and diseases. They …

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How Biostimulants Eliminate Abiotic Stress and Encourage Plant Growth

Food security is an ongoing challenge for growing populations because of limited resources. Multiple abiotic stresses, such as drought and metal toxicity, can occur at the same time and make life more difficult for farmers. Breeding for stress tolerance is a long-term solution. Plants produce reactive oxygen species as part of their natural antioxidant defense …

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Manage insect vectors of disease with Bionema’s natural solutions

Bionema’s new line of microbial solutions for vector management is eco friendly, effective, and significantly reduces the use of chemical pesticides in public health. With growing public awareness and concerns about the effects of chemical pesticides on human health, biodiversity and the environment, public health experts are looking for alternative solutions to control insects that …

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Overcoming the Complexities of Biopesticide Regulation

Overcoming the Complexities of Biopesticide Regulation

Dr Minshad Ansari, CEO and Founder of Bionema Ltd Governments across the world want to lessen the use of chemicals in farming because of their damaging environmental effects and their impacts on worker safety. This is reflected in recent high-profile initiatives such as the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy, and the UK Government’s Soil …

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Syngenta Crop Protection acquires two bioinsecticides from UK-based biocontrol technology developer, Bionema

Syngenta Crop Protection AG has acquired two next generation bioinsecticides, NemaTrident® and UniSpore®, from leading biocontrol technology developer, Bionema Limited. NemaTrident® and UniSpore® will provide customers with additional and complementary technologies to effectively and sustainably manage insect pests and resistance. NemaTrident® and UniSpore® will be the first fully owned biocontrols in the Syngenta Professional Solutions …

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Biopesticide Registration | Difficulties and Challenges within the Industry

Biopesticides are becoming more and more a major part of our daily lives, but they’re not necessarily getting easier or cheaper to register. In fact, most people don’t realize that it takes an average of 5-10 years and £3-5 million in the EU compare to $300-400k registration and regulatory fee in the US. So, how …

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The environmental challenges arising from chemical pesticide over-use

During the 20th century, a focus on feeding our rapidly expanding global population led farmers across the world to adopt aggressive agricultural practices – heavy machinery, monocultures and increasing volumes of chemical pesticides. However, as these practices moved further and further away from nature, there were inevitable consequences on our soils, our air and our …

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Biological Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides

Biopesticides – Biological Alternatives to Chemical Pesticides: The Natural Way

Throughout the 20th century, the use of chemical pesticides was widely adopted in agriculture to control insect pests, weeds, and plant diseases. However, many of these pesticides are now known to be harmful to human health and the environment, leading numerous countries to ban large numbers of these products from being used. This poses the question …

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