Futureco Bioscience, international manufacturer of sustainable bioprotection and plant biostimulants, adds a new register to the long list of authorizations for one of its most emblematic products: NOFLY WP. The company recently obtained a new registration from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala for the commercialization of the bioinsecticide in this Central American country. Based on spores of the proprietary strain FE9901 of Cordyceps fumosorose (formerly named isaria fumosorose and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus), an entomopathogenic fungus that is a natural enemy of several insect species, has been shown to be very effective against all stages of the life cycle of different species of whiteflies (Bemisia, Trialeurodes, Lecanoideus, Aleuroidicus). NOFLY WP also has insecticidal action against aphids, thrips, certain caterpillars and other insects that often cause significant economic losses to farmers.
Currently, NOFLY is registered and marketed in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Spain, France, Greece, Guatemala, Netherlands, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Mexico , Peru, Poland, Dominican Republic, Romania, United Kingdom and United States. Notably, in the United States, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved the use of NOFLY WP in outdoor and residential crops. NOFLY WP is registered for use on multiple crops including major horticultural crops, cucurbits, aromatics, herbaceous ornamentals and legumes. It is now to be expected that the company will pursue new registration and commercial opportunities for NOFLY WP in countries where Futureco Bioscience is expanding further, such as Brazil and African countries, moving towards global commercialization of the product. .
NOFLY WP is authorized for use in organic agriculture in accordance with EU, NOP and JAS standards by internationally recognized certifiers such as OMRI and BCS. VS fumosorose is not a plant pathogen and does not produce significant adverse effects on beneficial insects, including bees and bumblebees. In addition, NOFLY WP is compatible with other biological control practices and pesticide products, it leaves no residues and has no re-entry interval (DS). All these characteristics make NOFLY WP a particularly ideal product for IPM programs.
When NOFLY WP spores come into contact with the pest, they attach to the body and begin to grow almost immediately. Once the germ tube of the spore penetrates the cuticle of the host, fungal multiplication takes place through the formation of hyphal bodies in the host body. The NOFLY microbe mechanically disrupts the internal organs of the host and initiates tissue necrosis. This leads to starvation, inactivity, and eventually death. The infectious cycle of VS fumosorose on susceptible insects is particularly rapid. The first symptoms appear on the insect between 24 and 48 hours after contact. The spores penetrate the cuticle of the target insects, develop hyphae which penetrate and proliferate inside forming mycelial masses between 48 and 72 hours after contact, reaching a maximum of sporulation between 5 and 7 days.