Pea crop in biopesticides field trails - Green Shoots image

Real IPM UK News : Biopesticides

Biopesticides field trials for UK peas and beans

Pea crop in biopesticides field trails - Green Shoots image

Biopesticides field trials in broad acre crops in UK are well underway. Research, begun in 2014, has resulted in refinements to the delivery system in field ready for the next phase of monitoring using strains of a fungus to kill major insect problems in pulses in the 2017 growing season. Demand for biopesticide solutions Rising […]

Rising relevance of biopesticides recognised

integrated pest management is key

The number of biopesticides available in Europe is forecast to overtake chemicals within ten years, says former EU adviser on IPM in an article in the Fresh Produce Journal.

A vision of the future: the shareholder view

Real IPM UK Ltd shareholder Andrew Burgess has been explaining how the portfolio of biological crop protection solutions and practices he first saw in use in Kenya are very relevant to agriculture in Europe and particularly the UK.

Anglia Farmers promotes Real IPM UK

The opportunity to invest in Real IPM UK is being promoted to UK fruit and other farmers by leading purchasing group Anglia Farmers (AF). Speaking as news of the opportunity is shared, Peter MacDonald, agro chemicals general manager at AF, said “We believe the Real IPM initiative is certainly unique.These opportunities are rare.”

Biopesticides momentum in Europe stronger than ever

If you wanted a place and time to feel the momentum of biopesticides for use in Europe then the AG-Bio Conference held in Amsterdam this month was a very good starting point. From all across Europe, the United States and Canada, speakers and specialists gathered to discuss uniting science and regulation to drive forward biopesticide […]

Watch to hear Real IPM evidence

We gather lots of evidence of the benefits of biopesticides. Who better to explain them than the farmers and technical managers that use them. Watch two films that share the success farming professionals have seen by switching from chemical control to integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Residue free fruits At the VP Group fruit farm on […]

Real farmers unite to invest in biopesticides

Real IPM Kenya Ltd New alternative to chemical pesticides UK farmers visiting Kenya saw the exciting range of Kenyan biopesticides in action and insisted that Real IPM UK Ltd was formed to get this technology into the hands of farmers around the world. Outside Africa the registration process for new products can take up to five […]

UK farmers alerted to biopesticide potential

Biopesticides for the UK in the spotlight in farming press

With many UK farmers only too well aware of what happens when a chemical control of a key pest is removed, the sector’s interest in biopesticides has had a big boost. Harness a fungus to kill an insect The spectre of uncontrolled flea beetle infestation in oilseed rape last autumn made some farmers shout loudly […]

UK growers are missing out on microbes

At the start of 2015, Real IPM Kenya director Louise Labuschagne gave the Oxford Farming Conference audience a stirring presentation on the potential for biopesticides in the UK. Her main points are summarised in Crop Protection Magazine as follows. Biopesticides could offer UK growers real opportunities to deliver Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and reduce chemical use for as […]