April 21, 2021

Successful scale-up of pheromone for maize protection

We are proud to announce that Bioprocess Pilot Facility and BioPhero have collaborated within European project PHERA to scale-up the fall armyworm pheromone production. The process developed by BioPhero was executed in BPF’s fermentation and downstream processing department, giving high yields and excellent product purity. The fermented fall armyworm pheromone will now be tested in the field by PHERA partners. The fall armyworm is an important pest of maize in Americas and in Africa. The pheromone will be used to reduce the crop damage via environmentally friendly mating disruption.