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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.

The Rise of Agricultural Biologicals: A New Era of Sustainable Farming

The agricultural sector has undergone significant transformation in recent years, moving towards more sustainable and efficient farming practices. Among these changes, adopting agricultural biologicals is a pivotal shift, offering a promising pathway to enhance crop growth, improve soil health, and manage pests more naturally. This article explores the increasing importance of agricultural biologicals, underlined by […]

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Elevating Turf Excellence: Embrace the Biological Revolution!

Dear Turf Warriors, In turf management, our dedication and relentless efforts to maintain pristine, playable greens have traditionally led us toward agrochemical reliance. Yet, as stewards of the green, it’s time we pivot towards a groundbreaking shift that’s good for the game and our planet. The spotlight is on biological solutions, illuminating a path towards

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Bionema Group Launches Tender for Innovative Plant Health Solutions

Swansea, 6th March 2024 – Bionema Group, a renowned developer of sustainable agricultural biological solutions, is thrilled to announce a tender for marketing its pioneering range of environmentally friendly plant health management products for agriculture, horticulture, sports turf and forestry. These novel solutions promote plant health, reduce synthetic fertilisers, boost crop performance and yields, and

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Bionema Launches Biodegradable Surfactant for Agricultural Biologicals and Agrochemicals

Swansea, 17th January 2024 – Bionema Group, a pioneering developer of sustainable biocontrol solutions for crop protection and plant health management, proudly announces a transformative breakthrough in the agricultural sector with the introduction of Soil-Jet® BSP100. This revolutionary biodegradable surfactant is poised to redefine agriculture by enhancing the effectiveness of biologicals and agrochemicals while nurturing

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Bionema Group Launches Tender for Product Marketing of Innovative Biocontrol Solutions

Bionema Group, a leading developer of sustainable biocontrol solutions, is excited to announce a tender for the marketing of their innovative range of environmentally friendly biological products. These groundbreaking solutions are designed to address crop protection and plant health management in the Agriculture, Sport Turf Amenity, Horticulture, Agriculture, and Forestry sectors. As public awareness and

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Green Revolution: Urgent Reforms Needed in EU Biopesticide Regulation to Achieve Pesticide Reduction Goals

Introduction In a world where the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the European Union (EU) has taken a bold step towards sustainability by committing to reducing pesticide use by a staggering 50% by 2030. This ambitious pledge underscores the EU’s dedication to environmental conservation and agricultural sustainability. To meet this ambitious target,

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Battling Invasive Pests: A Threat to Ecosystems and Agriculture

Introduction Invasive pests have become a growing concern worldwide, posing a significant threat to both natural ecosystems and agriculture. These relentless invaders, often introduced unintentionally by human activities, disrupt the delicate balance of ecosystems and wreak havoc on crops, causing substantial economic and environmental damage. In this article, we will explore the concept of invasive

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Innovation Under Siege: The Challenges of EU Biopesticide Regulations

The European Union’s regulatory framework for biological agriculture (BioAg) products, including biocontrol (Biopesticides), biostimulants, and biofertilizers, is facing increasing scrutiny due to lengthy administrative requirements. These regulations are hindering the development and commercialization of these innovative agricultural solutions within the EU, which is an issue that demands immediate attention. Biological agriculture, often referred to as

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The Urgent Shift Towards Bioprotection: A Sustainable Solution for a Safer World

In a world grappling with a multitude of environmental challenges, effective pest management stands as a pressing concern. Traditional chemical pesticides have served this purpose for decades but come with considerable risks to both human health and the environment. Enter Bioprotection or Biocontrol – natural, safe alternatives that effectively control pests while minimizing harm to

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