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Exosect CEO, Martin Brown, identifies Bio-Conventional as emerging sector at CropWorld North America

Exosect CEO, Martin Brown, identifies Bio-Conventional as an emerging sector within the crop protection industry

PRLog - Mar. 29, 2012 - WINCHESTER, U.K. -- Winchester, UK – Martin Brown, CEO of Intelligent Pest Management Company, Exosect, today discussed the landscape of the agrochemical industry at the CropWorld North America Conference held in North Carolina, a hub for the US Crop Protection industry.  Speaking at the event, Brown remarked on the encouraging signs that the industry is following the path of the pharmaceutical sector in adopting an Open Innovation business model and this is leading to the emergence of a new ‘Bio-Conventional’ sector where the lines between products using conventional chemistry and biocontrols are becoming blurred to create sustainable solutions for food production.

However, Brown warned that this is still not enough to foster innovation as quickly as could be achieved and suggested that there is a need for a virtual industry platform to facilitate industry collaboration and innovation. Brown put to the audience that in order to meet the challenge of food security whilst using the planets resources sustainably, the crop protection industry needs to work harder to foster innovation and to do this it needs to further open the channels of communication.

“Collectively we need to work harder. It has taken Exosect a number of years to develop relationships across the industry and it’s through these relationships that we have learned the true scope of our technology.  There are a significant number of emerging innovative companies that are only just beginning to understand the full potential of what their technology can achieve.  The industry needs to nurture these young companies as they hold to key to advancing innovation and developing products that feed the planet but do not literally cost us the earth”


*Entostat powder is the platform technology for Exosect’s entire range of products. Derived from a natural ‘food grade’ wax which is sustainably  harvested from palm trees, Entostat powder acts as a delivery system for a wide range of chemistry.

As the name suggests “Entostat” powder exhibits electrostatic properties. Even through very slight movement, it develops an electrostatic charge. Insects similarly develop an electrostatic charge as they fly through air or walk across physical surfaces. When placed in contact with insects, the powder adheres to them and can be passed from one insect to another through direct contact. This patented platform enables the use of very low doses of active ingredient and has potential applications in many sectors including agriculture (agrochemical and biological formulation and reformulation, seed treatments, bio-control), apiculture, public health, animal health.  

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About Exosect

Exosect is focused on the development of Intelligent Pest Management solutions. Its innovative and cost-effective products help growers, food manufacturers and processors to actively reduce their use of pesticides. These products are used globally in a wide range of sectors including crop protection (agriculture, horticulture and stored products), apiculture and public health. Exosect is a SOFHT (Society of Food Hygiene and Technology) award winner, a category winner in the Guardian Global Cleantech 100 awards and a finalist in the Agrow Awards. This and further news is available at: www.exosect.com

Exosect Mission

to discover, develop & commercialise, safe, sustainable bio-conventional control solutions for the food industry, that protect food from insect damage and disease whilst reducing use of and dependence on traditional chemical pest control products

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Location:Winchester - Hampshire - United Kingdom
Industry:Technology, Finance, Food
Tags:CropWorld, food security, open innovation
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