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06 Jun 2019

Shortlist announced for The Biopesticide Awards 2019

Bionema Limited in conjunction with Swansea University are hosting the inaugural Biopesticide Summit on 2-3 July 2019 to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical crop protection.

The Biopesticide Summit Ltd is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses and experts shortlisted for the Biopesticide Awards 2019.

Finalists was selected by a panel of five judges from the academic, commercial and technical sectors from a numerous entry which included businesses and experts operating in all around the biocontrol industry.'

The shortlist features entrants who are up for one or more awards - and includes leading businesses from biocontrol industry and experts from different sectors for Outstanding Achievement. '

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards reception and presentation hosted by'Biopesticide Summit at the'Swansea University on the evening of the'2nd July 2019.'

The Shortlist in full for new Bioinsecticide, Biofungicide, Bionematicide, Semiochemicals, Biofertilizer and Biostimulant Products, Outstanding Achievement, Industry Collaboration, Innovative Research Project of The Year and Bio-Tech Start-up Business of The Year.

Ecolibrium Biologicals


Andhra University


Russell Bio


AG Bio


ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture


Prof Shashi Sharma, Dr Shakir Al-Zaidi, Dr S. Desai

Commenting on this year's entries, Biopesticide Summit Chair Dr Minshad Ansari said: "Many congratulations to all our finalists on reaching the shortlist - and a huge thank you to all our entrants for the time and energy they put into their entries for the Biopesticide Awards 2019."

"The standard of entries this year has been exceptionally high, making our judges task extremely hard".

"The Biopesticide Awards celebrate the achievement, excellence, and the contribution industry and research communities make to the biocontrol community. The Biopesticide Awards is the perfect platform for any biocontrol business to highlight their achievements and gain the recognition they deserve.

Business Awards sponsors

Thanks, are also due to the Biopesticide Awards industry sponsors GreavesBrewster, Bionema, Maxstim and Swansea University for supporting this year's awards programme.

Winners Presentation

Winners will be announced on'2nd July at the Biopesticide Awards reception and presentation.' 'To BOOK YOUR TICKETS to the awards reception and presentation, please go

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For more information, please contact'Dr Minshad Ali Ansari, MD of Bionema.'+44 1792 606916;'

What are biopesticides?

Biopesticides are the natural alternative to toxic chemicals - plants, bacteria, fungi and minerals for the control of insect pests which attack food and other crops of all kinds.'They are less toxic than chemical pesticides, decompose rapidly and can be targeted at specific pests to avoid harming beneficial insects.

About the Biopesticide Summit

BioSummit is the international platform for collaboration partnerships on innovation.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between academia and industry globally to ensure successful innovation and commercialisation by offering a unique platform to collaborate. This will allow us to better meet the needs of the population which lives in a very different world even to that of a few years ago.