Insect repellent and fertilizer for farming of brassicas
FERTIBUG is an organic dry pellet based on the fiberous part from biogas production (bio rest) coated/mixed with a repellent agent from a cayanobacteria.
Product development is based on reasarch in EU- FP7, in cooperation with leading reasearch organtizations in Europe such as, Fraunhofer institute of Biotechology-IGB, University of West Hungary, and also SINTEF, The Norwegian University of science, NTNU.
Delia Radicum or cabbage root fly
Farmer: Loss between 50 and 95 % without protection
FertiBug combines algae and pellet into a unique "pesticide" or better biocide
Algae as a insect repellent
Dried and dead strain of cynobacteria two of the algaes are used successfully as insect repellents
Not killing - only repelling insects- keeping the fine balance in nature
How can it be that the Deliah radicum responds directly to the smell of cynobacteria?
Department of Evolutionary Nevrology Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology
Pellet as a carrier
Fertilizer pellets from dried fermentated manure
Bring nutrients to crops - Improve the soil and is easy to use
Pellets can be produced locally at biogas plants e.g. by farmers
Increasing the value of the biorest from biogas production
Incorporating cynobacteria into the pellets,
creates a unique insect repellent fertilizer
Increased yield due to lower pest pressure and fertilizing effect from the pellets
Results from field trials in Spain and Hungary show that FertiBug can enable rapid, sustainable and commercially viable growth in the of production and all brassica crops
FertiBug has so far only been tested on Brassicas, but there are many potenial new applications using other types of algae