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Danilo Scacalossi Pedrazzoli

THE MARKET

1st world producer


coffee, orange, sugar cane

2nd world producer


soybean, bean

3rd world producer


corn
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL
IN BRAZIL

MARKET
OPPORTUNITIES

Applied
Biological Control
7 billion dollars

340 million dollars


THE COMPANY

•8 LABORATORIES
•140 EMPLOYES

PRODUCTS

•Natural enemies
Piracicaba-SP
•Insect traps
Campo Grande-MS
•Consulting and courses
•Latin America and
Europe
•Chemical companies
and Research Institutes
(pests)
THE COMPANY
EGGS

Anagasta kuehniella
eggs
EGG PARASITOIDS
SUGAR CANE

Trichogramma galloi

Diatraea saccharalis
Sugar cane borer
PRATICAL USE
CONTROL

Egg parasitism over 90% in the field, resulting


in a final control between
40 - 60% (Infestation Level
reduction)
3 consecutive weekly releases
of 50.000 adults
High reductions when associated with
Cotesia flapipes
CORN

Trichogramma pretiosum

Helicoverpa zea
Corn earworm
CORN

Trichogramma atopovirilia

Spodoptera frugiperda
Corn fall armyworm
CORN

Telenomus remus
to control Spodoptera frugiperda
Parasitization (%)
Pinto et al. (2007) Tukey (5,1%)

5
10
15
20
25
30
meters

Parasitoid releasing point


1,69 parasitoids
Per egg
(4.500 : 2.658)

Parasitization (%) of S. frugiperda eggs by T. remus


parasitoid in corn “second season”, 24 hours after adults
releasing. Ribeirão Preto, 2006.
2

160
140
Incremento na produção (%)

120
100
80
60
40
20
0
15.000 + 15.000/ha 15.000/ha 30.000/ha 60.000/ha

Increasing of corn production, in relation to control,


obtained after releasing of different quantities of T. remus
to control S. frugiperda. Ribeirão Preto, 2007.
TOMATO

Trichogramma pretiosum

Tuta absoluta
Introduced in Spain in 2007
TOMATO

Helicoverpa zea

Neoleucinodes elegantalis
OTHER CROPS

Phthorimaea operculella
POTATO

Plutella xylostella

CABBAGE
SOYBEAN
Trissolcus basalis

Nezara viridula
Stink bug
FUTURE
FUTURE

Insertion of professionals in the market *


(Undergraduate Courses, Master's and PhD)

Development of new biological agent products and


Improvement of the existing ones
Tropical area (high potencial and number
of biological agents)

Researchers graduated (Master´s and


PhD) inside and outside Brazil in the last
20 years

Quality laboratories

High level researches

Many results in several crops


Brazilian Assossiation of Biological Control Companies

•REGULATION
•FISCALIZATION
•QUALITY CONTROL

-COMPANIES
-UNIVERSITIES
-GOVERN

STAMP OF QUALITY