Jun 6, 2023Biotalys releases biofungicide field trial details
Biotalys, an agricultural technology company that works to provide alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides for crop and food production, has released the initial results of field trials for one of its biocontrol agents.
Evoca is Biotalys’ first protein-based biocontrol for crop and food protection. The biofungicide earned an entirely new resistance classification by the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC). It helps control fungal diseases such as Botrytis and powdery mildew in fruits and vegetables. Evoca demonstrates strong performance in field trials across multiple regions, climates, soil types, production types, pathogen pressures and crops, according to a news release.
Throughout 2022, Biotalys conducted more than 160 field trials across a wider variety of crops to support its product positioning in Europe and the U.S.
Similar to previous years, the field trials showed excellent results for the use of Evoca against Botrytis in grapes, according to a news release. Both the original Evoca and an updated formulation consistently met or exceeded a leading chemical fungicide and biological solution against Botrytis – further demonstrating the product’s efficacy and reliability in overcoming fungal diseases that can decimate yields if left unchecked, according to the release.