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first_img You might also be interested in Following a series of lawsuits against its widespread herbicide Roundup, Bayer is moving forward with a fresh partnership with the pesticide corporation AlphaBio Control and distribution rights for its “innovative” new biological pest control.Under the terms of the corporations’ agreement, AlphaBio Control grants Bayer a worldwide exclusive right, with the exception of France, to commercialize the pesticide for agriculture and non-agriculture uses.Bayer comments that Flipper will become an essential part of its tailored solutions to combine seeds and traits, and chemical and biological crop protection products with digital services.These efforts will benefit growers, the food chain and society, it adds.“Bayer is committed to reducing agriculture’s ecological footprint through innovation, also including biological and low-residue solutions such as Flipper,” says Liam Condon, president of the Crop Science Division.Meanwhile, Iain Fleming, AlphaBio’s chief executive, notes: “We are immensely proud of this opportunity to be working with such a forward-thinking company as Bayer.”We have become more and more convinced of the fundamental agricultural need for this product and could not hope for a better partner to help promote and deliver Flipper to growers across each of the relevant regions.”About FlipperFlipper is a bioinsecticide-acaricide formulation. It is based on an active substance entirely obtained from the by-product of extra-virgin olive oil production, Bayer explains.Elaborating, it says the pesticide combats pests by disrupting their cell functionality and interfering with their feeding activity.Flipper contains naturally occurring, long-chain carboxylic acids. And these are part of the normal daily diet of mammals, birds and invertebrates. U.S.: Trump’s farm aid favors wealthy growers, rep … State of the Market – Week 18, 2019 … June 24 , 2019 last_img read more