News 2017

Bionema launches NemaTrident pest control product

NemaTrident is a unique Tri-Component biological pest control system. This unique product boasts 20-30% more efficiency and up to 95% kill rates for vine weevil in horticultural crops. Researchers collected pollen from hives on the east coast and fed it to healthy bees, which lowered their resistance to a parasite called Nosema ceranae (microsporidian), thought to be linked with Colony Collapse Disorder.

UK: Bright future for fruit despite labour concerns

With traditional pesticides losing efficacy or being withdrawn from the market, growers were increasingly relying on natural pest control, said Minshad Ansari, managing director at Bionema. It launched its new NemaTrident range at the event, boasting 20% more efficiency than existing products and delivering up to 99% kill rate. Read Full Article

Mass bee deaths – now there is a natural solution to pest control

A ‘witches brew’ of pesticides and fungicides has been identified by scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture as being the cause of the destruction of 10 million beehives across the US. Researchers collected pollen from hives on the east coast and fed it to healthy bees, which lowered their resistance to a parasite called Nosema ceranae (microsporidian), thought to be linked with Colony Collapse Disorder.

Bionema launches its unique three component solution of NemaTrident® nematode products for natural insect pest control

Natural pest control makes even more sense for commercial growers, greenkeepers and foresters now - with the launch this month of a unique new UK nematode product which boasts 20% more efficiency and up to 95% kill rates. Beneficial insect-parasitic nematodes are applied with water to control soil and foliar insect pests. Enough moisture is necessary for the nematodes to move and find the host before and after application. Bionema has developed the NemaTrident® three component solution nematode product which provides...

Biological Control Professional Training Courses

Course 1 Application of biological insecticides: Entomopathogenic nematodes Develop - a complete understanding of entomopathogenic nematodes. Apply - entomopathogenic nematodes through a practical integrated pest management system within your own environment. Date: 26th April 2017 (10.00am to 5.00pm) Venue: Swansea University Course 2 Application of biopesticides (fungi and bacteria) Develop - a complete understanding of biopesticide products. Apply – fungi and bacterial products through a practical integrated pest management system within your own environment. Date: 27th April 2017 (10.00am to 5.00pm) Venue: Swansea University Course 3 Application of beneficial biocontrol agents (predators, parasitoids...

The Natural Way – why nematodes can help feed the world safely

For generations farmers, foresters and growers have relied on potentially damaging chemicals to protect their crops. But Bionema's founder Dr Minshad Ansari is convinced there is a better way. And the facts suggest he may well be right. Minshad has dedicated the last 20 years of his scientific research looking into natural ways of controlling the pests that decimate up to half the food crops in the USA alone every year. His belief is that using beneficial nematodes can provide...

Giving up on the healthy?

Brexit - are we going to give up on the idea of healthy, wholesome food? Brexit has brought unparalleled uncertainty to industry across the UK. And it's more than fears about trading tariffs and border controls. The EU has been responsible for some of the toughest controls on the use of pesticides in many sections of legislation it has put in place to ensure a sustainable future not just for Europe, but for the world. Many have seen this as a...

New natural pesticide…

20 per cent more efficient - new natural pesticide boosts profits and delivers higher kill rates Bigger profits and better kill rates, that's the promise of a new UK biopesticide which successfully completed field trials earlier this year - with 20 per cent more efficiency than its nearest rivals. NemaTrident® CT is the first product to market for the UK's Bionema, a spin out business from Swansea which is developing a new range of biopesticides products based on 20 years of...