Our goal is to replace chemical pesticides with good biological alternatives, such as microbial products, natural substances, beneficial insects and traps.
More than 30 years ago, we started our first production of plant protection products based on baculoviruses. Today, it has been widely recognized that the use of biological control measures offers not only a solution in organic agriculture, but also a highly effective tool within integrated or conventional pest management programs for environmental friendly and residue-free food production.
Anthesis saves the Greek chestnut groves from a wasp with a wasp
For almost two decades Anthesis has been providing biocontrol and bionutrition solutions to the growers, helping them to overcome residue issues, manage pest resistance to active ingredients and significantly contribute to the control of problematic pests. The most recent achievement is the efficient control of the Asian chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) using the parasitoid wasp Torymus sinensis.
The Asian chestnut gall wasp is native to China and was introduced accidentally to Europe through Italy. It severely damages the Chestnut trees by inducing the formation of galls.
Madex Twin helps reduce pest pressure in Ukraine
Madex Twin is a biological insecticide based on Cydia pomonella granulovirus from Andermatt. Madex Twin controls Cydia pomonella and Grapholita molesta in fruit orchards. In this article Vasyl Bondarovskyi, head of plant protection at the EFT Group, shares with us insight into apple growing in Ukraine. Vasyl is interviewed by Alina Piven, area manager at Andermatt responsible for Ukraine. EFT Group is distributing Madex Twin in Ukraine for the first year, and Vasyl is reporting about his experience.