With seven newly registered products in Saudi Arabia, Koppert Biological Solutions is excited about introducing its sustainable solutions at the international Saudi Agriculture trade exhibition in Riyadh from 8 to 11 October. In partnership with Alyaseen Agri, Koppert will inform growers about integrated pest management (IPM) and other biological systems that play a vital role to ensure better crop yields and safer food production.
Local distributor Alyaseen Agri and Koppert signed a partnership deal in the Netherlands four years ago and have invested in the development of the IPM market in Saudi Arabia ever since. The objective is to encourage sustainable farming practices and promote a culture of safe farming methods that support the government’s food safety and food security objectives. Considerable success has been achieved with Koppert’s bumblebees for both greenhouse and outdoor pollination in this region. More recently, Koppert Biological Systems achieved registration of seven proven biological products.
Permits for seven new products
The registered products have already revolutionized pest control in Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa and will soon be available for the control of major pests such as spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) in tomatoes, cucumber, sweet pepper, eggplant, roses,…, aphids (Aphidoidea) in cucumber, sweet pepper…, leaf miner (Lepidoptera) in tomatoes, cucumber …, thrips (Thysanoptera) in all vegetables …, and whitefly (Aleyrodidae) in cucumber, tomatoes, sweet pepper, …
‘The registration of Nesibug, Ercal, Spical, Spidex, Aphipar, Miglyphus and Swirski-Mite represents a major breakthrough in biocontrol for this region and we can’t wait to introduce them to the Saudi market,’ says Sadek Al-Ramadan, CEO of Alyaseen Agri. ‘Koppert Biological Systems has a proven track record with these seven products so we are here to give growers the best advice on how to use them in their greenhouses and outdoor crops.’
50 years of pioneering and innovation
Koppert Biological Systems has been at the forefront of biological crop control for more than 50 years and has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Based in the Netherlands, King Willem Alexander recently opened the company’s Experience Centre which traces its history as a pioneer in sustainable solutions and natural pollination, to its position as a world leader in the field of macro and micro-biological products, as well as biostimulants which form the basis for a holistic approach to horticulture and agriculture.
Using natural enemies to combat pest infestations, bumblebees for natural pollination, and natural products that support and strengthen the crops above and underground, its mission is to make agricultural and horticultural products healthy, safe, productive and resilient in partnership with nature. Koppert Biological Systems has 26 subsidiaries worldwide and its products are available in more than 100 countries.