Herbivorous insects are said to be responsible for destroying one fifth of the world’s total crop production annually. Chemicals still represent the most effective method to control insect pests but many species have developed resistance to the most commonly used insecticides with devastating impacts on agricultural yields across the world.
Pangaea Agrochemicals is developing a portfolio of products from its patented technology that allows to gain once again control of those pests which have developed resistance to conventional insecticides. The first product Pangaea Booster for the control of resistant pollen beetles has just been launched and many other research programmes on major insect pests are ongoing. Results from field and glasshouse trials on selected resistant pests have been extremely positive and promise successful development and launch of new products in the next years.
Ongoing research projects focus on the following insect pests:
- Pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus)
- Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci)
- Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella)
- Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
- Brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens)
- Grain Aphid (Sitobion avenae)
If you have an interest in the application of Pangaea’s technology to the control of resistant insect pests then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.