Koppert’s innovative release system for its biological solution, Mirica, has been recognized with the top prize in the international Fruit Logistica Innovation Award Technology. The award was presented on February 9th in Berlin, and it honors innovations in the entire fruit and vegetable supply chain.
As a product manager at Koppert, Tim Bossinga stated that innovation is at the core of their company’s DNA and is a result of their continuous product development. The company’s innovation has replaced traditional plastic packaging with corrugated cardboard strips that form a “natural habitat” for beneficial bugs. According to Koppert, these strips enable bugs to “hide and better distribute themselves during transportation,” protecting them from harm and ensuring they arrive at their destination in optimal condition. Additionally, the corrugated strips improve bug distribution in crops, which ultimately benefits performance and whitefly control.
Mirical is a generalist predator with a preference for several common pests found in greenhouses and other crops, such as greenhouse whitefly, tobacco whitefly, eggs, caterpillars of the tomato leaf miner moth, and other moths. They also feed on two-spotted spider mites, aphids , and leaf miner larvae. Last year, Mirical was launched in France.
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