WESTERLO, Belgium: Pronemite – Biobest’s unique and powerful new addition to its aphid control strategy – has been awarded the prestigious Bernard Blum Award – for the most innovative new biological control product for 2022.
Pronematus ubiquitus is a small iolinid mite that is capable of establishing on tomato plants. Once established, this mite has been shown to control both tomato russet mite, Aculops lycopersici, and tomato powdery mildew Oidium neolycopersici.
Biobest is a Belgium-based biocontrols supplier.
Presented annually by the International Biological Control Manufacturers’ Association, the Bernard Blum Award recognises products that have a high impact in the management of pests or diseases whilst having a low impact on human health and the environment.