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

Born at the food dish

-the root of brassicas

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