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25/7/2017
22:13
hTTp://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/California-Winemakers-No-Longer-Fight%E2%80%93Drought-Now-Its-Mildew
supersonico
25/7/2017
18:58
Italian hailstorm in July. hTTp://strangesounds.org/2017/07/italian-beach-turns-white-after-freak-hailstorm-sweeps-across-grottammare-video.html hTTps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OgyRBacvvI
supersonico
25/7/2017
11:43
Locally here in the Pas de Calais the farmers have been complaining about such things as barley ripening too small and early which will reduce the quantity they can obtain per hectare by quite a lot. Presumably maize and wheat might be the same.
woolybanana
24/7/2017
22:00
European weather hTTp://www.lafranceagricole.fr/actualites/union-europeenne-vagues-de-chaleur-et-sec-affectent-le-rendement-du-mais-grain-1,1,3912672093.html
supersonico
23/7/2017
22:49
supersonico, Thanks for putting up all of this information. With crops so badly affected it is easy to make a case for protecting against Botrytis, should conditions leading to that exist or in some cases, write the year off and not bother. There is likely a cost/benefit consideration in there, especially for someone who has been affected with up to a 90% loss. One thing is for sure though in my opinion. With Sumi and Sipcam having a New Product Launch (NPL) with 3AEY this year, sales from us to them should be good because there is no way they will wish to be caught short on an NPL. That would be a cardinal sin!
investingisatrickygame
23/7/2017
20:58
hTTps://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/02/fungicide-selection-for-botrytis-and-anthracnose-fruit-rot-management-2017/ 'The need to manage Botrytis fruit rot (gray mold; BFR) and anthracnose fruit rot (AFR), caused by “Colletotrichum acutatum” has become more complex. Growers need to use products that work against resistant strains of BFR and manage AFR'. ............................................................................................ hTTp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00275514.2017.1354169?journalCode=umyc20 'Botrytis euroamericana, a new species from peony and grape in North America and Europe'
supersonico
23/7/2017
20:51
hTTps://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/07/spanish-vineyards-in-danger-from-drought/ As reported by The Telegraph, half of the territories in Spain have been put on a state of alert due to the drought, which has been gathering pace since last year. Reservoirs across the country are currently standing at 56% – their lowest for this time of year since 1995, with rainfall at less than half the historic average. Farmers across Spain are calling it the worst year for agriculture in decades after the hottest April this century. Winemakers are facing the double whammy of severe late spring frost damage coupled with scorching summer temperatures. According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, the grape crop is predicted to be down by half in some regions. “We are facing a complicated year, the prediction is that production will drop, but a lot depends on the second part of the year,” said José Joaquín Vizcaíno, the Agricultural Committee’s representative for the wine sector. While yields are likely to be down, quality too could be affected if temperatures continue to soar, as the grapes will dry out and become over-ripe, leading to hot, unbalanced, high-alcohol wines. Pablo Dominguez, a Tempranillo grower in the province of Zamora, has already lost up to 90% of the grapes on parts of his land due to the April frosts. “We are already in July and it doesn’t look like this is going to get better,” he told El Confidencial. The spring frosts also wreaked havoc in Spain’s key wine region – Rioja. “The frost damage was very bad in Rioja – Rioja Alta and Alavesa were worst hit. People have been speaking about damages to their vines of up to 50%,” Carlos Delage, export area manager of Cune told db. “Those who will struggle most are the producers making entry-level wines. These were the worst frosts in Rioja since 1999 and we’re expecting grape prices to rise off the back of it,” he added. Around 70-80% of vineyards in Bierzo, northwest Spain, were damaged by the frosts, while over 70% of vines in Galicia were affected.
supersonico
23/7/2017
20:41
hTTp://www.euractiv.fr/section/plan-te/news/paris-joue-la-transparence-sur-les-perturbateurs-endocriniens/ Paris plays transparency on endocrine disrupters Ten days after agreeing to the European criteria for the definition of substances affecting the hormonal system, France published two lists of 1,600 biocidal preparations and pesticides that could be classified as endocrine disruptors in the future. A rare step. An article by our partner, the Journal of the Environment. A thousand biocides (insecticides, wood preservatives and veterinary hygiene) and some 600 pesticides (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide). The ministries of agriculture and ecology published on July 13 the names of products authorized in France "likely to contain endocrine disrupting substances". A transparent operation that comes just 10 days after the turnaround of France on the adoption of criteria for definition of endocrine disruptors. The ministers then spelled out national measures (see box) that were supposed to counterbalance the concessions of a text that Nicolas Hulot himself had described as "insufficient in the present state". New criteria France boasted of obtaining "additional guarantees obtained" from the Commission. Namely the immediate application of the new criteria to substances under re-evaluation at Community level; The launch of a European strategy taking into account all possible exposures, in particular in toys, cosmetics and food packaging; The mobilization of a further EUR 50 million for research into the effects of endocrine disruptors as early as 2018; The rapid presentation of an evaluation of the efficiency of these criteria and the effect of the exemptions introduced. Products to be checked And it is, pending the "concrete entry into force of the European exclusion", citizens, farmers and professionals "can guide their purchasing choices", that these 2 lists have been published. Attention, warn the ministries: the scientific agencies have not yet carried out the detailed work of verification, substance by substance, of their endocrine disrupting nature. Some 1,600 preparations contain one or more active substances, as reported by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC). The July 4 definition is "wider, including suspected endocrine disruptors, and substances for which endocrine disrupting action is 'plausible'." Consequently, substances may therefore no longer be included in this list after detailed analysis by the European health agencies. Conversely, other substances not identified to date can be integrated later. Specify the active substances used This situation does not satisfy anyone. The association Générations Futures points out that if the list of biocides and pesticides published "seems long", it concerns only commercial products. "It is now necessary for the ministries to publish the list of active substances concerned so that we can see more clearly," says François Veillerette, his spokesman. Furthermore, associations are very suspicious of the scientific guidelines being developed, which could further alter a definition that they consider already insufficient for the protection of public health and the environment and, in the end, Restrict the list of products to be avoided. Respect the European process The Union of Industries for the Protection of Plants (UIPP) expressed its indignation at the publication of these two lists. "The government is not respecting the European decision-making process currently under way ... It is premature to date to translate the draft definition into a list of substances", all the more on the basis of "preliminary work And superficial, which has nothing to do with the necessary scientific assessments expected by our fellow citizens.
supersonico
23/7/2017
20:08
hTTps://argav.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/vigneto-veneto-andamento-e-previsioni-produttive-2017/ On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 9:30 am, in Conegliano (TV), in the magna hall of the University (via Dalmasso 1), will be held "Veneto vineyard, trend and production forecasts 2017", the first focus of the Triptych Vitivinicolo Veneto organized by Veneto Agricoltura-Europe Direct, with Veneto Region, CREA-VIT, ARPAV and the collaboration of CIRVE-University of Padua. Very early anticipations. Due to the current climate, characterized by sunny and high temperatures, the 2017 harvest is announced an advance of ten days compared to the average. The confirmation in the Veneto comes from the early varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot), which are already in the early stages of cluster closure. As far as vineyards are concerned, almost everywhere in the Veneto there are abundant leafy exuberances that need to be "controlled" with cuttings and bindings. The health of grapes is at the moment great. These are the first advances in the coming grape harvest, obtained from the data collected by a "network" of operators who are responsible for some wineries and consortia of the various wine areas of Veneto and elaborated by the promoters of the event. Ice cream in April will affect production? For some years, the three events of the Triptych Vitivinicolo Veneto (scheduled in June, August and December) are important moments of comparison to photograph and analyze the sector at the crucial stages of vintage wine. With this triple initiative it is intended to keep track of the Veneto vineyard from the early stages of the fruit growing (June meeting), at the start of grape harvest (August) until the end of the harvest (December). At the meeting held in Conegliano on 21 June, the vegetative and phytosanitary status of the Venetian vineyard at the beginning of summer will be discussed, also in relation to the first half of the year, which was characterized by a strong ice cream recorded during the month of April, whose damages at this time are not yet quantifiable given the different varietal reaction. To date, however, it is evident that some varieties, such as Merlot, have recovered better than others, such as Teroldego.
supersonico
23/7/2017
19:06
hTTp://www.ladepeche.fr/article-amp/2017/07/22/2616588-france-vers-vendange-historiquement-basse-apres-gels-printemps.html France: towards a vintage "historically low" after the spring frosts Agriculture Bordelais, but also Charentes, Alsace and Jura: the French harvest in 2017 should be heavily penalized by spring gels, and the expected wine volumes could be "historically low", according to the Ministry of Agriculture. "At 37.6 million hectoliters, the 2017 crop is expected to be 17% lower than in 2016 and 16% below the average of the last five years," Agreste, the statistics office of the Ministry of Agriculture in Its latest issue. This harvest would then be "historically low and lower than in 1991, which is also affected by a severe freeze," the publication added. All the wine-growing basins were affected by a severe frost in the spring. But the basins of the South-West, notably of the Bordeaux, Charentes, but also of Alsace and Jura would be the most affected. Hail losses are also expected in Burgundy-Beaujolais, South-West, Languedoc and South-East. The vineyards around the Mediterranean are affected by another phenomenon, also linked to a weather hazard, the "coulure", that is to say the fall of flowers or young berries, due in general to an incident at Time of flowering and fertilization. This phenomenon particularly affects the Grenache grape varieties of the Rhone valley. In detail, wines for brandy (Cognac for example) could be the most affected by the fall of harvest: According to the Ministry's estimates, the harvest "August made grapes, September wine" For PDO (Appellations d'Origine protégé;e) wines, the decline is expected to be 12%, to 18.45 million hl against 20.9 in 2016. IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) wines are expected to fall by 15% 10.89 million hl against 12.8 last year. Finally, for wines without a geographical indication, the production decline is estimated at 27%, to 2.9 million hl against 3.9 million in 2016. Philippe Faur-Brac, a sommelier who won the world's best sommelier contest in 1992, reminded AFP of the saying of a wine-grower: "August makes grapes, September makes wine". "It is still too early to draw a conclusion on the quality of this year's wine, which will depend on the climate until the harvest, and the harvesting conditions. At the moment, climatic conditions are not bad at all, but The quantity, it will be economically very tense, for sure, "he told AFP. The year 1991 was a "bad crop", not only because of the frost, but also "conditions of harvest not terrible," he argued. The main hope of rebalancing, the systems of "reserves" practiced by certain vineyards such as Chablis or Champagne, where part of the wine is kept from one year to the next without being marketed as insurance. This makes it possible to smooth the incidence of climatic hazards. "As 2016 was a great milestone, this will allow in some regions to regulate volumes and quality," said Faure Brac. But all regions do not practice this system. And French winemakers are far from being insured against frost or hail: only 25% of them are. Some properties that have "little stock", "little cash", and who have already suffered frost or hail last year will be in a "difficult" situation, says Bernard Farges, chairman of the national AOP / AOC. "We are working with the ministry to put in place structural measures through an improvement in the insurance system and the savings tax system," he said. These measures will not solve this year's problem. And it will be all the more difficult to manage because the appeal to the solidarity funds of natural calamity is not possible either, since these damages are theoretically insurable.
supersonico
23/7/2017
16:46
Nothing better than a bumper harvest that then gets threatened by rain!!!
investingisatrickygame
23/7/2017
10:58
More great links supersonica. Sadly only ~71 and ~767 views - take away the eden shareholders and Sipcam's own people, then I guess we can't say it has gone viral! Still, Sipcam clearly getting their PR machine on the case and we must assume they are promoting elsewehere with more success - not sure many farmers go onto youtube! One can get the sense that sipcam are really behind 3AEY and Eden. Great stuff. Nice to see lots of rain from this evening for the next 48 hours in champagne. Come on botrytis spores, come out come out wherever you are.
attyg
23/7/2017
05:58
Investingisatrickygame My impression from looking at the videos I've posted and others is that much of the promotion and publicity (sipcam and others) concentrates on the qualities and strengths of the product and their is a diplomatic amnesty when it comes to public a/b comparisons.
supersonico
22/7/2017
23:56
supersonico, If only Eden would shout about the competitive advantage of investing in Eden in the same way that Sipcam and Sumi-Agro are shouting about using 3AEY to their farmers and growers. Clearly, there is an intent from both to let buyers know why they should use 3AEY. What are the reasons we should all (and others) invest in Eden and why does Eden not have the same proactive enthusiasm to promote the same?!
investingisatrickygame
22/7/2017
19:08
Thanks AttyG. Another Sipcam Video dedicated to 3LOGY: hTTps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRzMY2TDIE&index=2&list=PLq5gpEZi-FTk-9O62qt3ZnxKgN9eVeNgR The above video edited into the following Agri informa Sipcam Italia under the heading Agro-Future.. 3LOGY bit starts at 7min. hTTps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyzI_NWKiic
supersonico
22/7/2017
18:25
hxxps://maptiles.accuweather.com/base/gray/10/523_350.png Mind you, they are experiencing rain now!
attyg
22/7/2017
18:23
Great links Supersonico. Sadly the champagne link suggests the need for 3AEY may not be high in the champagne region, though of course many may still spray as insurance. Cheers
attyg
22/7/2017
15:00
hTTps://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/conso-distribution/030459038762-champagne-la-filiere-sattend-a-un-chiffre-daffaires-record-en-2017-2103580.php#xtor=CS1-3046 The vintage of champagne will be one of the five earliest ever observed. In France there is a wind of optimism linked to the election of Emmanuel Macron, and the profession expects a rebound in the market. The fear triggered in April by frost in the vineyards of champagne is soaring. Not only will there be no trace of the 23% destruction of buds but the harvest promises to be exceptional. As paradoxical as it is, the clusters saved are bigger than they would have been under normal climatic conditions, says the interprofession As a result, and even if we can not rule out a last meteorological disaster in August, the Champagne sector estimates that it can count on "a record turnover in 2017". The harvest, which will be one of the five earliest ever observed, should start at the end of August, with ten days ahead of the previous one. It will be of high quality because of the heat that has prevailed for two months in the region, without treatment against powdery mildew and mildew, which appear with moisture. International orders up sharply The harvest will be abundant due to the unusual yield of 10,300 kilos / hectare, increased by 500 kilos of reserve wines to meet international orders (+ 18% outside Europe, + 9% with Europe). The United States, Japan, Australia and the Greater China-Taiwan region are demanding. Last year, 1,100 kg / hectare had to be drawn from reserve wines to achieve an equivalent yield. The total demand of the king of wines rose by almost 3% in the first half. In France, there is a wind of optimism linked to the election of Emmanuel Macron estimate the Champenois, who expect a rebound in the market. The decline in hexagonal orders (-3.2%) in the first half of the year is due to slump at the end of 2016. The distribution still has stocks, but the influx of tourists and the improvement in morale analyzed by the houses Of champagne should do their work on consumption. The French remain the first customers of champagne: the national market absorbed 51.5% of the volumes marketed in 2016 (44% of the value). The remainder was distributed in one quarter in Europe and 23% outside the EU.
supersonico
22/7/2017
14:55
hTTp://agriculture.gouv.fr/egalim-stephane-travert-souligne-que-deja-les-premiers-leviers-daction-se-degagent © Cheick Saidou / Min.agri fr "I would like to thank you all for having responded to the invitation of the Government today and to have thus brought your views, your testimonies, your concerns and even, already, your tracks of work and Your presence is a strong signal to all of us, and our common ambition is also being strengthened for these States-General. The objective of this day was to join together in the collective reflection that will progress over the next five months and which will have to come up with axes of progress which will be declared in as many concrete actions. The diversity and richness of the speeches make me think that the objective of this launching time is reached; Because you were all there, representatives of all the links in the chain, from farmers to consumers, from the smallest to the largest, and everyone in his sensitivity was able to express what he had to say, and I think it was important To underline it. I should like to pay particular tribute to Mr Plewa, Director-General for Agriculture of the European Commission, for his statement, which has confirmed the usefulness of the approach adopted by the States General, which is part of the thinking at European level. And I make the junction with the words of Jean Arthuis, and I want to reassure him. Neither do I want a CAP that is reduced to an accounting or notarial view. I want an ambitious CAP for our country, a CAP for the professionals, a CAP for the sectors, a CAP for farmers. Many interventions have affirmed a willingness to take up the challenge, without taboo, by rubbing against realities, those who do not think like you. The speech was free, a little rough sometimes because the demands are great and the expectations, obviously, immense. Between the anxiety of those who see both the unacceptable weakness of the incomes of many farmers, and those who would be tempted by a form of pessimism, those who seem to expect everything from politics, those who demand short term when others fear The lack of long-term vision, I want to tell everyone that I trust you and our collective action. Our discussions today highlighted a number of issues and topics to be addressed, from farmers' income to food waste, from health security to the structuring of sectors, from environmental issues to the promotion of Good consumption patterns. The first levers of action emerge. Thus, modernization, investment, training, research and innovation. Around these stakes, because it is from this common tension that this desire to move forward was born, we will try to bring together the compromises useful for the future in the short, medium and long term. Who can imagine that compromises made in several months of work between actors can not be translated into reality? For the benefit of the producers, to the benefit of the consumers, to the benefit of an access of all to an ever more healthy, sustainable and innovative food? It is now up to us to deepen the identified elements of questioning, to enrich them in the framework of the workshops which will take place from the end of August, regional days and the citizen debate on the consultation platform public. As you know, as we said this afternoon, Nicolas Hulot recalled, the President of the Republic had planned to come to close this day. He was detained by his trip to Istres and told us that he would take part, that he would take part in the General Assembly of Food, was one of his commitments, and he Will be made at the time of the caesura between the first project and the second project on healthy, sustainable and accessible food for all. As you know, he grants much importance to these States-General, their approach and the rapid operation of the workshops. We must move quickly. In the next few days, we will have the list of workshop chairmen and we will start with the preparatory work. And we have, and this is an opportunity, many candidates to preside over all the workshops. Those who could think, because there are always ghastly spirits that there would be only one candidate, and even that we might have had difficulty finding the candidates to preside over these workshops, and I tell them that We have a choice, and it will sometimes be difficult to do. Perhaps there will be disappointments in not being able to chair a workshop, but I am counting on those who might be disappointed to come and contribute to these workshops. I tell you right now that everyone can bring their point of view to the workshops. Every point of view, every analysis, every proposition counts. The debate is open. The end is not written before we start. It is a commitment that I take before you. Do not hesitate to make your contributions known, using the public consultation platform. I can already give you this information: already 3,600 visitors, 450 contributions in a day and 100 new proposals have emerged on the platform and I believe that it will enrich each of the proposals as we Going forward at these States General. As you can see, the Government and all the ministers are absolutely resolute and ambitious for French food and for all sectors. We invite you to be also in the exchange, listening and co-construction of ways of progress. Let us together play the bet of audacity. Neither am I of the kind optimistic bliss, but I know that with Nicolas Hulot, with the other members of the government we share the optimism of the will. Let us together play the bet of audacity and carry the optimism of the will. " Wine numbers. hTTp://smartagro.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/WBN_jan_mar_16.pdf hTTp://smartagro.it/il-blog/
supersonico
22/7/2017
14:32
Supersonico I agree, but I think that is a scenario that is more relevant today than say, a year ago. What surprses me most of all is that Bayer bring this new product to market, likely knowing full well due to their relationship with Eden that Eden has a better solution. Now Eden cannot stop that happening, but surely they sold the case to Bayer and assuming they did which seems a fair assumption, why might Bayer have rejected the same? As you say, a major could buy Eden in its entirety for the capital cost of bringing one new product to market, let alone the additional cost of lost product sales over the same period of R and D. Even with Sipcam on board, that would be a difficult bid to resist and formerly reject. However, for less cost, a major could simply buy one product line outright, e.g. 3AEY, from Eden and negotiate ongoing development and improvement product costs for a period of time and for a lesser fee than the Company as a whole. This process could be repeated at Eden many times over. If someone were both sensible and interested, that would take out Eden for less than the potential sum of its parts, keep every related party in place and commercialise the sales of the other developments over time, thus earning from both product sales and outright sales. When Bayer finally concludes its assessment and is ready to contract, it could easily purchase Eden outright if they so chose and then earn from Eastman, Sipcam and Sumi-Agro or/and seek to hive them off.
investingisatrickygame
22/7/2017
14:06
Investingisatrickygame Yes a competitor for sure but one who's new product has MRL issues which effects how close to harvest spraying can be done so can mean an earlier than optimal harvest due to MRL concerns. Eden tech has none of these issues as described in the BBC R4 piece where the farmer described his fruit (Grapes) as being 20% juicier and one might presume sweeter. Bayer's offering will no doubt will experience some form of Fungicide resistance which may mean using in conjunction with other fungicides. It also speaks volumes to me that they are still bringing to market what could be considered as legacy technology albeit more refined than earlier versions to meet higher standards. The fact that for a giant like Bayer this is their most current technology speaks volumes to me about the competitive advantage EDEN tech has. For the life of me the more I look at Edens market competitors I cannot understand why these giants have not bought out EDEN when one single product would have cost more to develop than buying EDEN lock stock and IP Barrel.. Eden own research back in 2007/8 shows how their Tech out performs Scala: hTTps://www.crop.bayer.com.au/find-crop-solutions/by-product/fungicides/scala-400-sc-fungicide a Bayer product. hTTp://www.edenresearch.com/html/products/botrytis.asp So Bayer invest in new technology with all the usual limitations instead of buying EDEN IP.????. Did Bayer fall for the Fraudy 'fraudulent Technology' lie and pull back from a take over bid ..is Fraudy our saviour after all??? What am I missing here. All imo
supersonico
22/7/2017
13:27
I assume that would be a competitor to any offering we provide as our publicly declared relationship with Bayer is around animal healthcare or have I missed something? Whether our co-encapsulation process in due course would have a part to play, who knows.
investingisatrickygame
22/7/2017
10:47
Sipcam - viticoltura #Enovitis in campo 2017 featuring 3logy hTTps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFI2hNPKVI
supersonico
22/7/2017
08:23
Bayer's new offering for strawberries etal .. Luna Sensation.. Some interesting commentary on MRL's which demonstrate how disruptive EDEN tech is especially as it shows no Resistance characteristics to boot.. hTTp://cropscience.bayer.co.uk/our-products/fungicides/luna-sensation/ (video in here) hTTps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-q1V6OcTDM hTTp://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail---21844.htm The launch this spring of a new strawberry fungicide, Luna Sensation from Bayer, will help towards the war on waste as it offers significantly better control of the fungi which cause disease problems in strawberries, according to the company. Food waste occurs in the field, in the supply chain and in the home, and this waste has been estimated to add up to a staggering annual figure of 12 million tonnes. As part of the response to this, UK multiple retailers have pledged to cut food waste by 20 per cent by 2025 by signing the voluntary Courtauld 2025 agreement. And Bayer believes Luna Sensation will have an important role to play as it protects strawberries from disease not just in the field, but on the shelf too. Speaking at the launch, Bayer’s fruit specialist Peter Newman said: “This is quite an event in our industry these days, and very welcome, to have a new fungicide for protected strawberries, a crop still growing in importance. The loss of plant protection products has brought more challenges to growers with the trend towards using everbearers to extend the season into the autumn and problems with humid conditions in plastic tunnels”. Bayer campaign manager for horticulture, Tim Lacey, explained that the product’s enhancement of marketable yield comes largely from control of powdery mildew – which principally infects leaves – and extension of shelf life comes largely from activity against botrytis and soft rots – which principally affect fruit. “In disease control trials Luna Sensation has shown significantly better control of powdery mildew than the established standard fungicide. It has also shown consistently stronger performance against botrytis than the previous standards as well as useful reductions in post-harvest soft rots.” Plant pathologist Angela Berrie reported some encouraging results from a series of fruit rot trials at NIAB EMR. She pointed out that soft rots on ripe strawberries are caused by Mucor/Rhizopus (pin mould). Spores from soil or crop debris infect damaged fruit in warm, wet conditions and rot rapidly develops to fruit collapse within 24 hours. Mucor can grow as well at zero centigrade as at high temperatures. These fungi can cause significant losses especially after harvest and are not so well controlled by fungicides. Also, although grey mould (botrytis) is generally well controlled by fungicides applied from flowering, and by cool chain management of fruit post-harvest, there is a need for a range of products as this fungus readily develops resistance to fungicides if not properly managed. In two years of trials at East Malling Research, which included post-harvest assessments of individual strawberries, an experimental programme of five sprays of Luna Sensation gave the best control of botrytis and greatest reduction in soft rots. Dr Stephen Humphreys, Bayer’s food chain manager, emphasised that "the huge focus on reducing waste" meant that the launch of Luna Sensation was not just good news for growers wanting to reduce losses of fruit in the field, but spread throughout the food chain. A video showing three punnets of strawberries filmed over four and half days at ambient temperature shows that while the berries left untreated or with a standard fungicide programme deteriorated with rots over the time line, the Luna Sensation berries were still visually unaffected by rots until the end. Like all crop protection companies Bayer faces lengthy phases of development and high costs to bring new chemistry to the market. This includes residue data to support registration within the EU but on top of this under the MiniMizer initiative, Bayer does additional trials with a food chain focus. These are normally done following registration of a new product with commercial growers using commercial application equipment and to look at residue levels in typical use. However, Humphreys reported that even before Luna Sensation was approved Bayer was generating additional data looking at residues from positioning the two applications of the product in different parts of the spray program. “The good news is the data showed that in those cases where a residue was detected it was only a fraction of the MRLs for the active substances in Luna Sensation: fluopyram 2mg/kg, trifloxystrobin 1mg/kg. Following the approval for Luna Sensation, Bayer will be working this season with a number of commercial growers to generate additional data for their MiniMizer initiative.” ......................................................................................................................................................... Bayer Minimizer initiative; hTTp://cropscience.bayer.co.uk/tools-and-services/stewardship-food-and-environment/minimizer/ 'The project has deliberately focused on reducing or minimising residues rather than seeking to achieve 'zero' residues or residue-free produce. Whilst the latter may sound attractive, it is not always possible to achieve if, for example, crops are attacked by late season pests or diseases that could threaten crop quality, or even result in significant crop losses, if left untreated.' Courtauld Commitment hTTp://www.wrap.org.uk/content/courtauld-commitment-2025 hTTp://www.wrap.org.uk/content/courtauld-commitment-2025-signatories With many Big supermarkets on this signatories list I wonder what impact it will have on the Flower Market as well as Fruit and Veg etc? Another trend that enhances Eden tech commercial opportunities imo.
supersonico
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