Bionema Ltd announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dejex for its NemaTrident® range. The agreement permits Dejex to sell Bionema’s NemaTrident® range of products on a non-exclusive basis to the ornamentals and soft fruits market in the United Kingdom.
NemaTrident®CT, NemaTrident®H, NemaTrident®CT Plus and NemaTrident®F are a Tri-Component solution, developed for the control of Black vine weevil larvae Otiorhynchus sulcatus and Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) pupae in horticultural crops. Black vine weevil is one of the most serious pests of horticultural crop which cost approximately £40 million crop damage to UK. Western flower thrips, is a major globally problematic insect pest causing damage to an extensive variety of economically important crops directly as a result of their feeding habits and indirectly through the transmission of harmful plant viruses. Larvae and adults feed on almost all flowering plants causing approximately £5.0 billion crop damage worldwide and up to £50 million in the UK alone.
Bionema’s NemaTrident® Tri-Component solution incorporates a range of highly virulent insect-parasitic nematodes within the Heterorhabditis and Steinernema genera. These nematodes attack and destroy the larvae and immature stage of the insect pests thus preventing future pests from developing. They are safe, non-toxic to users and consumers, decompose rapidly and can be targeted at specific pests to avoid harming beneficial insects. These safe and sustainable products provide up to 95% success rates in combating pests.
Dejex is a leading supplier in commercial horticultural and agricultural market. With years of experience in the horticulture and agriculture industries they focus on good quality traditional service achieved by understanding their customers’ needs. Dejex is a unique supplier as they don’t just sell products but also understand their correct application. Bionema believes that Dejex has the best product knowledge and insight into the horticulture and agriculture industries, making it well-positioned to include this new range of biological products.
Dr Minshad Ansari, CEO of Bionema, said:
“In a market with significant potential, there is a clear opportunity for Dejex to introduce this new Tri-Component solution which provides 20-30% higher efficacy compared with other products in the market and helps growers and nursery producers in the control of black vine weevil and other pests, when chemicals such as Chlorpyrifos (also known by the trademark Dursban and Equity) and Imidacloprid (Merit Turf) are banned across Europe.”
Alex Stevenson, Director at Dejex said
“With years of experience in the horticulture and agriculture industries we focus on good quality traditional service achieved by understanding our customers’ needs. Dejex supply products to growers of Ornamentals, Outdoor and Protected Edibles and Soft Fruit as well as this Dejex provide chargeable agronomy services unique to the horticulture market. In recent years Dejex have become leaders in bio-rational pesticides, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR’s), Controlled Release Fertilisers (CRF’s) and Slow Release Fertiliser (SRF’s)”.