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Dr Jim Bullock
Director and Co Founder at iFormulate   iFormulate Ltd

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  • Formulating Biologicals: Encapsulation and Stability   2019-07-23

    we described the different types of biological actives used in agriculture and described some of the challenges which these actives can present the formulator. Chief amongst those challenges is stability – in the case of natural extracts such as peptides and proteins there can be chemical or physical mechanisms for instability and in the case of microbials, biological stability can be an issue. Additionally, the stability of the product to degradation by UV light can also be important and challenging.

    we described the different types of biological actives used in agriculture and described some of the challenges which these actives can present the formulator. Chief amongst those challenges is stability – in the case of natural extracts such as peptides and proteins there can be chemical or physical mechanisms for instability and in the case of microbials, biological stability can be an issue. Additionally, the stability of the product to degradation by UV light can also be important and challenging.

  • iFormulate: The Challenges of Biopesticide Formulation   2019-06-24

    Aided by a favourable regulatory climate, as well as by concerns about conventional pesticides, the biopesticide market continues to grow. The global market is projected to grow from USD 3.0 billion in 2018 to USD 6.4 billion by 20231. Alongside the increased use of biopesticides (and other bio-actives used for agriculture, such as plant growth regulators and biostimulants) have come developments of more effective Integrated Pest Management application methods which take into account the health of the wider ecosystem and of the possible environmental impact of using control methods. However, with a total pesticide market (i.e. including conventional chemical pesticides) of around USD 56 billion, there remains considerable potential for further biopesticide growth.

    Aided by a favourable regulatory climate, as well as by concerns about conventional pesticides, the biopesticide market continues to grow. The global market is projected to grow from USD 3.0 billion in 2018 to USD 6.4 billion by 20231. Alongside the increased use of biopesticides (and other bio-actives used for agriculture, such as plant growth regulators and biostimulants) have come developments of more effective Integrated Pest Management application methods which take into account the health of the wider ecosystem and of the possible environmental impact of using control methods. However, with a total pesticide market (i.e. including conventional chemical pesticides) of around USD 56 billion, there remains considerable potential for further biopesticide growth.

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