Female insects produce and release sex pheromones to attract mating partners. Bio-based pheromones can disrupt their communication and impact their mating patterns.
BioPhero’s innovation is a biotech-based fermentation technology that enables us to mass produce these pheromones for pest control at a price that is low enough for use in row crops.
Pheromone-based Mating Disruption (MD) solutions are well-established in specialty crops like apples and grapes where they help increase productivity in a sustainable way. Scaling their production so they can be applied to row crops will have a significant positive global impact for the environment and human health.
The crop protection industry has a vision to transition to the more sustainable and intelligent framework of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and pheromones provide an effective and affordable tool to help advance it.