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Bionema proves nematode control

Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biopesticide technology developer, has released a step-by-step video guide on how to control leatherjackets by using a beneficial nematode solution. Leatherjackets (larvae of crane fly) cause serious turf damage to golf courses, sport fields, racecourses, and open green spaces through their extensive feeding on roots. The video, showing a nematode trial filmed at Neath Golf Club in Wales, offers guidelines for greenkeepers and grounds managers on how to apply nematodes (roundworms) to achieve successful control. The...

Bionema Secures Portugal Distributor

Bionema has appointed Aquamatic Algarve as a distributor of their Nematrident® Range for the Turf and Amenity sector in Portugal Bionema Ltd, UK BioTech company announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Aquamatic Algarve for its NemaTrident® range products. The agreement permits Aquamatic to sell Bionema’s biological NemaTrident® range of products in the turf and amenity sector in Portugal. Credit: Algarve Golf NemaTrident® is a Tri-Component solution, designed for the control of rage of insect pests of horticulture, turf amenity...

5 Minutes with Dr Ansari

5 Minutes With… Dr Minshad A Ansari from Bionema “It is necessary to develop and commercialise bio-based products not only to fill the gap in the market following the removal of toxic pesticides, but also to help the environment and human health.” UK-headquartered Bionema is a leading biopesticide technology developer, specialising in chemical-free, organic crop protection. More and more companies across the globe are starting to switch from using synthetic pesticides to bio-based ones as consumers demand more natural products. Research at...

Bionema secures Innovate UK grant

Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biotechnology company, has received a grant from Innovate UK to support the company’s continual development of its bioinsecticide microencapsulation formulation, which delivers an effective alternative to chemical pesticides. This additional £98,000 Continuity Grant complements a initial £1.0 million in funding support from Innovate UK, the national funding agency that investing in science and research in the UK, and from the Welsh Government’s SMART Cymru. Dr Minshad Ansari, a world-leading biopesticide expert who leads Bionema’s research team,...

Bionema appoints Non Exec Chair

Bionema appoints Stephen Pearce as Non Exec Chair to support its continued growth and investment Bionema Ltd, a leading UK-based biopesticide technology developer, that specialises in chemical-free, biological crop protection for safe and sustainable agriculture, has announced the appointment of Stephen Pearce as Non-Executive Chair.   Steve has more than 25 years of global experience in the Pharma, Biotech and Life Science industries and has served in senior positions in both public and private equity-owned companies - where  the development and implementation...

A Case Study: Neath Golf Club

A Case Study: Biological control of leatherjackets at Neath Golf Club Set on the hills overlooking the coast of South Wales sits Neath Golf Club. In late-2018, their golf course suffered from an overwhelming infestation of leatherjackets. Dying grass exposed rough soil as badgers tore up the turf for a tasty meal, which meant parts of the course simply became unplayable. Neath needed a solution. Chemical controls for turf pests have been phased out which has left many course managers searching...

Leatherjacket Q&A: Summary

Leatherjacket Q&A:  Summary 1st May 2020   MA = Minshad Ansari: Bionema CEO and leading biopesticide technology developer PC = Peter Corbett: Business Development Manager at Rigby Taylor and industry expert MT = Mark Tucker: Head Greenkeeper at Neath Golf Course   Leatherjackets have been a real problem in turf sectors following a mild winter, with many golf courses experiencing heavy infestations across the UK. The problem is two-fold; leatherjackets feast on the roots of grass leaving large bare patches on the surface, while...

Launch of Bionema White Paper

Bionema white paper explains how biopesticides can fill gaps in turf management left by banned chemical pesticides Bionema Ltd, a leading biopesticide technology developer, has released its first of a series of white papers explaining how biopesticides can control turf pests that are currently causing widespread devastation due to the recent banning of chemical pesticides. This first paper offers helpful advice to those that work in the turf and amenities sector. Dr. Minshad Ansari, CEO of Bionema releases Sports Turf and...

Bionema launches new nematode

Bionema launches its cold-tolerance nematode products for insect pest control After three years of field trials, UK-based biotechnology company Bionema has launched a new cold- tolerance nematode pest control product, which provides insect kill rate of up to 95%. It is estimated that crop pests caused 470 billion USD worldwide annually. For example, annual European losses by western cornrootworm are the estimated at £1.5billion, while black vine weevil causes losses of up to £40m to the UK horticulture industry and £4 billion...

Coronavirus – Message from the CEO, Bionema

Coronavirus - Message from the CEO, Bionema Dear all, Globally, we have faced unprecedented changes and challenges to the way that we live, work and socialise. The advent of the novel Coronavirus has forced us to adapt to a new way of living and working, and here at Bionema, we are no exception. Strictly adhering to the latest Government guidelines, we have introduced a series of measures in order to safeguard our staff, but also facilitate the continuity of our services.  We...