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Tutavir unveils its unique feature the population effect in the field

The Andermatt Group brings Tutavir to the market to offer a sustainable solution to support tomato growers battling this challenging pest. In this article we describe the long-term effect of Tutavir on the Tuta absoluta population. Tutavir is sprayed at standard dose and interval for a direct effect leading to damage control. In addition, the population effect comes to help to control the population of Tuta absoluta. These two effects together make Tutavir a unique solution for Tuta absoluta control in application programs.
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Interview with Brendon Neumann

First started getting commercial exposure in the biocontrol industry in around 2000 he was some of the first people to be discussing topics like biocontrol and soil health with commercial farmers in South Africa. Meet the new Director Product Portfolio Management of the Andermatt Group - the "ironman" Brendon Neemann!
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Andermatt Canada success story with Lymantria dispar MNPV

Andermatt Canada has been helping Canadian and American forestry managers regulate Lymantria dispar populations since 2009. Lymantria dispar is an important forestry pest with an exceptionally broad geographical range, from its native territory in Europe to Northern North America. Recently, Andermatt Canada helped to limit the Lymantria dispar outbreak in the city of Toronto while aiding the city to overcome public concerns with species at risk within the application area.

Andermatt Mexico – a new subsidiary in the Andermatt Group

Andermatt has established a new subsidiary in Mexico. In its starting phase, the company will be run by Felix Dubach, Head of International Market Development at Andermatt Group AG, and business operations will be supported by a dedicated team of Andermatt Group AG in Switzerland. Andermatt Mexico is aiming to deliver its products and services …

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Andermatt Group becomes majority shareholder of BIOinput

Andermatt Group AG becomes majority shareholder (80% stake) in the Croatian company BIOinput d.o.o.   BIOinput, located in Varaždin, Croatia was founded in 2016 by its Managing Director and former majority shareholder Martina Borić. Over the past years, BIOinput has developed to be a leading supplier of biological plant protection products, biocides, plant stimulants and …

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Interview with Ralph Schwarz

Ralph is Managing Director of Andermatt Biogarten, the home and garden sector of the Andermatt Group. Ralph, could you tell us your professional background and how you decided to work in the organic gardening industry? I originally studied biology and have always been interested in everything alive, whether it was plants or animals. Offering people …

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Andermatt in Africa

Healthy Food and Healthy Environment for all, speaks directly to Africa and her people. Andermatt’s vision in Africa is focused on feeding the continent sustainably, as well as strengthening local economies through the export of high quality, residue-free, healthy food.  Andermatt is strategically growing its footprint in Africa. South African based Andermatt Madumbi and Andermatt …

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The use of Bb-Protec in orchard crops – a citrus success story

Bb-Protec is a biological insecticide that has the fungus Beauveria bassiana strain R444 as the active ingredient. Compared to conventional insecticides, Bb-Protec has a narrow target range, but when compared to other biological insecticides, its target range is considered broad. This makes it a viable solution for different growers that are challenged by different pests. Bb-Protec (known as …

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Andermatt Group is going to Spoga + Gafa

Meet us at Spoga + Gafa in Cologne from 19 to 21 June Spoga + Gafa is the largest garden lifestyle trade fair and the best place to network with global players from the green industry. After a pandemic-related break it is finally taking place again from 19 to 21 June 2022. We won’t miss …

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Madex Twin in Morocco – a success story in the making

In March this year Giulia Bozzolini, Area Manager for Morocco, and Felix Dubach, Head of International Market Development, travelled to Morocco to visit a local partner: Éléphant Vert, which distributes three of our baculovirus products since 2018. Hanane Chafik, marketing manager at Éléphant Vert, organized informative events for apple and peach growers as well as for …

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Andermatt Group is investing in production facilities

The Andermatt Group is growing; not only in number of subsidiaries, but as well as in terms of production facilities. We are excited to give you an insight into two construction projects, one project leads us to our subsidiary Andermatt Madumbi in South Africa and the other to Andermatt Canada. Andermatt Madumbi is investing in …

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Interview with Giulia Bozzolini

Giulia joined Andermatt in July 2021 as area manager and is responsible for the customer support and market development in Northern Europe, North Africa and the Near East. Giulia, please tell us about yourself and your professional background. I was born in Zurich, but my parents are from Italy. I grew up with these two …

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New products available

Andermatt is not only growing in terms of new subsidiaries but also in terms of bringing new biocontrol technologies and solutions to farmers. In the recently released product portfolio, Andermatt incorporated several new products. Besides Plutex, a newly high selective baculovirus to control diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), Andermatt also broadened its range of biostimulants and …

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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 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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Madex Twin helps reduce pest pressure in Ukraine

Interview with Vasyl Bondarovskyi from EFT Group.

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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How Phosbac45 makes a difference in plant nutrition management in Brazil

Phosbac45 is a microbial biofertilizer based on Bacillus velezensis strain FZB45, which is also available on the global market under the brand Rhizovital P45. Phosbac45 is supporting high yields in cereal and vegetable crops. In 2018, Phosbac45 got the first registration as a phosphorous solubilizer in the Brazilian market. Phosbac45 contains a specific strain of Bacillus velezensis (formerly classified as Bacillus …

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Andermatt Iberia – a new subsidiary to be headed by Juan Rodriguez Martin

Andermatt has established a new subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain, called Andermatt Iberia S.L.U. For many years, several Andermatt products have been approved and made available to fruit and vegetables growers in Spain and Portugal, such as our baculovirus products, Rhizovital, Curatio and Vitisan. With this new subsidiary, Andermatt is excited to develop a powerful portfolio …

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