Botanical Solution named finalist for “Best Industry Collaboration with Syngenta” in Crop Science Awards
In 2019, BSI launched an innovative botanical-based biofungicide extracted from a tree which grows in Chile known as the Quillaja saponaria.
October 21, 2022 By Botanical Solution
Botanical Solution (BSI) has been named a ‘finalist’ in the Crop Science Award for “Best Industry Collaboration with distribution partner Syngenta”.
In 2019, BSI launched an innovative botanical-based biofungicide extracted from a tree which grows in Chile known as the Quillaja saponaria. Deforrestation laws in Chile limit the exploitation of these trees, so BSI innovated and patented a unique method of growing these trees in their own laboratories, and then extracting the active ingredient while the trees are in vitro … baby trees… producing a highly efficacious biofungicide. Syngenta agreed to distribute this new product throughout Chile.
Originally, the new product was so effective in controlling Botrytis that it was marketed in Chile under the trade name BotriStop. Through BSI’s and Syngenta’s collaborative efforts in working with researchers and growers throughout Chile and other countries, and testing the new product on so many different fruits and vegetables, it was validated that the new product is equally effective in controlling other plant diseases in addition to Botrytis, including Sour Rot and Powdery Mildew.
The two partners also decided to expand its distribution into Peru and Mexico where it is currently available. BSI is also testing Quillibrium in the USA and other geographic regions.
BSI’s Quillibrium was also named by the Crop Science judges as ‘finalist’ for the “Best New Biological Product of the Year”, and earlier this year BSI was awarded “Best Biotech Startup Business of The Year” by the World BioProtection Forum.
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