The carrier of the biologically active organism developed at forestry oriented research institute in Zvolen in Slovakia belongs to the field of plant protection against insect pests. It comprises a mixture of dry component and eggs, wherein the dry component is a mixture of bran and flour. The biologically active organism is entomopathogenic fungi whose mycelium is located on the surface and inside the carrier and is producing spores which are capable of killing target species of insect pest. A similar medium has probably not yet been developed.
In this way, it is possible to maintain a biologically active entomopathogenic fungus in the natural environment for almost the entire vegetation period (several months), which represents a significant prolongation of the effectiveness compared to spray solution or so-called hard carrier comprising only wheat grains. The technology has been tested in real conditions and is ready for demonstration.
The institute is looking for partners to cooperate with via license agreement or via commercial agreement with technical assistance.