News 2016

Biopesticides…

Groundbreaking’ live time’ field trials prove biopesticides are the future for pest control A 'real time' field trial investigating the leading biological pesticides on the UK market has revealed spectacular results - live in front of the industry's major players. Growers, farmers, advisors and suppliers took part themselves in the trial, run this summer by Wales-based Bionema, a technology development business with big ambitions and three new products on the blocks. The team is developing its own biopesticides targeted at vine weevil,...

Revealed – just which pest control agents really work in the field – and those that don’t

The most comprehensive field trials on some of the leading bioinsecticide products and biocontrol agents on the market have revealed major differences in performance against large pine weevil in Sitka spruce. In of the most comprehensive scientific studies to date, carried out by Welsh development company Bionema in the field, results have identified which company's products can save foresters money - and those which won't. And the spin-out company from Swansea University will be announcing its findings on its stand at...

Welsh delegation identifies India as top-priority market at Mumbai meet

Harcha Bhaskar, Mumbai A trade delegation from Wales, which is looking at expanding its footprint in India, identified the latter as a top-priority market at a meeting in Mumbai recently. It comprised such companies as Bionema, Pero Foods, Markes International, Compact Orbital Gears, Manai Science Park, Daioni Organic, Dairy Partners, FSG Tool & Die and Manutech Europe. Read more: FNB News  

Swansea business boss plans to help India boost food production – naturally

Swansea entrepreneur Dr Minshad Ansari is one of a team of Welsh innovators flying out to India this week to promote the principality's world leading industries. Dr Ansari heads award winning biochemical business Bionema and is set to help maximise food crop yields across India using natural pest protection. The Welsh based spin-out company from Swansea University is looking to build links across the country with its science based services for agriculture and is joining a trade mission to Mumbai,...

Boost CYMRU award 2016…

One of these five firms could be the next big thing in the life sciences market in Wales Five businesses from around Wales demonstrate the creativity and innovation in the country's vibrant life sciences sector. Read more: Wales Online

Forest pests trial

New biochemical pest control trials in Welsh forests Ground-breaking new biochemical control agents which could help cut the cost of pest control in UK forests are being trialled out on the uplands of Wales in one of the most comprehensive scientific studies to date. Swansea University spin-out business, Bionema, is developing new products which are already proving to increase kill rates of damaging insects in the laboratory. And now the West Wales based innovator, working with Natural Resources Wales, is carrying...

Life sciences innovation showcase – Cardiff

Leading south Wales bio-pesticide company showcases latest in natural food crop protection Swansea University bio-pesticide spin-out business, Bionema, is linking up with 30 other ground breaking businesses to showcase its latest work on maximising yields from food crops using natural pest protection as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation. The Swansea based innovator is taking part in the Life Sciences Hub Wales Innovation Showcase at The Chris McGuigan Hub, Cardiff, on Thursday 23 June, organised as part of the Wales Festival...

Vine weevil summit

Fighting the world's 'number one crop pest' naturally - it's all about attention to detail New biochemical control agents can play a key role in combatting rapidly growing vine weevil populations, which cause more than £40 million damage to UK horticultural industry, as resistance to traditional chemical pesticides increases. "But the key to the success of these natural biopesticides is in attention to detail, " Dr Minshad Ansari, of Swansea University spin-out business, Bionema, told delegates at the 'Emergency vine weevil...

New research highlights need for careful planning to maximise effectiveness of bio-chemical crop protection

The latest research by Swansea University spin-out business, Bionema, a high-tech biochemicals business, has found that crop growers across the UK and beyond could be failing to maximise the potential of natural crop protection. Speaking at the Biopesticides Europe conference in Barcelona earlier this month, Bionema founder and managing director Dr Minshad Ansari told delegates that the company had found disturbing results following tests on commercial nematodes, an animal phylum used as an environmentally friendly method of pest control. [/fusion_text][fusion_testimonials design="classic"...