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Restructuring at the Andermatt Group

The Andermatt Group has continued its exponential growth over the last few years. It now comprises 25 companies worldwide. Production facilities are located in Grossdietwil, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Kenya and South Africa. The group employs 450 people worldwide. Of these, slightly more than 200 work at the Grossdietwil site in Switzerland where also the headquarter …

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Emergency Use Permit for Spodovir Plus in Australia

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) granted an Emergency Use Permit for Spodovir Plus with immediate effect for the control of Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall armyworm) for a period of three years. Fall armyworm originated in the Americas and was first detected in Africa in 2016. Since then, fall armyworm has been spreading rapidly across the African continent …

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Anthesis saves the Greek chestnut groves from a wasp with a wasp

Recently Andermatt Biocontrol became the main shareholder of Anthesis PC, a leading IPM company in Greece. The portfolio of Anthesis consisted of biocontrol products including, beneficial macro-organisms, mating disruption systems, biostimulants and pest monitoring systems. For almost two decades Anthesis has been providing biocontrol and bionutrition solutions to the growers, helping them to overcome residue …

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Root health strategy with T-Gro and AmyProtec 42 on potatoes in South Africa

The total potato hectares planted in South African during the past 5 years have fluctuated between 52 000 and 55 000 hectares with an average yearly production of approximately 265 million 10 kg bags/pockets. This was produced by 497 commercial potato growers and in 2019 the total consumption of potatoes (fresh and processed) was almost …

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Andermatt becomes majority shareholder of South African macrobial company Vital Bugs

Vital Bugs is a family-owned business headed up by Stephan Honiball. Situated on a small holding on the outskirts of Tzaneen, South Africa, Vital Bugs’s core business is in the rearing and releasing of Macrobial Biocontrol agents in the South African perennial crop industry. Andermatt and Vital Bugs will collaborate in R&D, pipeline innovations, sales and …

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Andermatt becomes distributor of Biox-M in Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway

Following the acquisition of Belchim Crop Protection NV by Mitsui & Co Ltd., the Andermatt Biocontrol Group was approved by the European Commission to become remedy taker of the divestments package related to the distribution of the product Biox-M in Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Biox-M is a product manufactured and registered by the French …

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Helicovex registered in the Republic of North Macedonia

Our partner in the Republic of North Macedonia, Magan-Mak, has received the registration for Helicovex for the use in vegetables and field crops. Helicovex is based on the Helicoverpa armigera Nucleopolyhedrovirus, a pathogen that specifically infects Helicoverpa spp. Helicoverpa larvae are a problematic pest on many different crops, from field crops to vegetables and even …

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RhizoVital C5 registered in Albania

RhizoVital C5 is available at Lila, Andermatt Biocontrol’s distribution partner in Albania. RhizoVital can be applied to a wide range of row and specialty crops and increases the germination rate of seeds and improves the mobilisation of nutrients. The cold tolerant strain of Bacillus atrophaeus in RhizoVital C5 is already active at temperatures as low …

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Andermatt Netherlands will serve Belgian market starting 2021

Andermatt Nederland will bring the portfolio of the Swiss pioneer in biological crop protection, Andermatt Biocontrol, to the Belgian market from 2021 onwards. “We would like to inspire Belgian customers with our products and solid technical support to apply reliable biological crop protection”, says Simon Fleischli , managing director of Andermatt Nederland.In addition to the …

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