Can biofungicide protect flowers from disease?

Biotalys, a food and crop protection company, have announced a collaboration with Chrysal in order to evaluate the potential of biofungicide in flowers fungal protection.

Biotalys, a rapidly growing and transformative food and crop protection company developing a new generation of protein-based biocontrols, today announces a collaboration with Chrysal to protect flowers against fungal diseases and preserve their beauty using its new generation biofungicide. The study will be conducted at Chrysal in The Netherlands and will focus on post-harvest fungal protection for cut flowers.

Chrysal is a driving force in the flower industry and worldwide market leader in flower food to protect the beauty of flowers to keep them looking fresh for longer. Through more than 90 years of experience and innovation, a commitment to quality and an ongoing search for sustainable solutions, they have a strong focus on reducing waste at every stage in the horticultural chain, through their products, advice and protocols.

Patrice Sellès, CEO of Biotalys, commented: “We are very pleased to partner with Chrysal, the world leader in flower foods, as we continue to develop our pipeline of safe and effective protein-based biocontrols to address the need for more sustainable agricultural practices.

“The goal of this collaboration is to evaluate the potential of our biofungicide to protect cut flowers against fungal diseases after harvest. If successful, it will provide proof of the unique potential and broad applicability of our biocontrols platform, including its use in flowers.”

Peter Vriends, CEO of Chrysal added: “We are very excited about this collaboration with Biotalys as it fits our strategic goal to offer sustainable solutions globally.

“Novel technologies, such as developed by Biotalys, perfectly fit the need of our customers as well as the growing desire of consumers to enjoy flowers that are grown with respect for our planet. We look forward to working together and to developing novel high value solutions for our end users in the sector.”

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