Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and subsp. aizawai are an effective, widely used tool for managing caterpillar pests in a wide range of crops
  • Grape vine, tomato and corn / EU/ Bacillus thuringiensis/ lepidopteran pests
  • Efficient and specific biocontrol method largely used by farmers on all continents





  • Technical result: efficient, selective biological management of lepidopteran pests and crop yield increase
  • Economic result: residue free, quality crops enter market at higher price
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Only active on caterpillars, respecting beneficial organisms
    • Reduction of reliance to chemical pesticides
    • Preserves the biodiversity enabling resilient ecosystems


    • Demonstrates good governance (preventative approach)
    • Enables worker and consumer health and wellbeing
    • Secures quality food production


    • Improvement of financial viability
    • Higher crop yields
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