Rovensa Next, Rovensa Group’s global business unit dedicated to biosolutions, has announced the launch of Tec-Fort in Peru, the first pyrethrin-based bioinsecticide to be registered in the country. Rovensa Next’s commitment to innovation and research is yet another example of its pioneering leadership in sustainable agriculture. The launch of Tec-Fort responds to a real need to provide growers with effective biosolutions that protect their crops while safeguarding the environment and promoting the transformation towards a more sustainable agricultural model.
Tec-Fort is a 100% organic, broad-spectrum bioinsecticide made from natural pyrethrins. It has with a 2.25% concentration of pyrethrins obtained from the flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium sin. Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Vis., better known as Dalmatian pyrethrum or chrysanthemum.
Promicell Technology, same application rate, more effective
Promicell Technology protects the pyrethrins in Tec-Fort from environmental degradation, prolonging their use and effectiveness in the field. This unique technology is based on a comprehensive selection of pyrethrins aimed at optimizing the product’s formulation.
In turn, the pyrethrins are combined with various antioxidants, adjuvants and other natural co-formulants to produce a highly stable concentrate. In addition, the pyrethrins are self-encapsulated inside lipidic capsules called micelles. The micelles form when the concentrated product is mixed with the amount of water required for its correct application in the field. The micelles protect the pyrethrins from rapid degradation by ultraviolet rays, as they are able to refract them and prevent their impact. As a result, Tec-Fort has a greater wetting capacity, reaching a larger surface area per application.
Tec-Fort acts by contact and ingestion, so the micelle is biocompatible with the insect and breaks down when it comes into contact with its exoskeleton. Once inside the insect, the pyrethrin acts on its central nervous system, causing alterations in the transmission of nerve impulses, leading to its death.
In short, Tec-Fort offers a unique formula based on 100% natural pyrethrins that effectively controls thrips, whiteflies and budworm. Thanks to its powerful shock effect when it comes into contact with the pests, Tec-Fort can be applied at any time of the day as it is not photosensitive. In addition, it is a residue-free product that does not generate resistance or phytotoxicity.
Source : Agri Business Global