Trichogramma controls Corn borer in Europe
  • Corn (Zea mays)/ D, FR, I (CH, AU,HU,P)/ Trichogramma brassicae European Corn Borer (Ostrinia nubilalis)
  • Biggest success story of beneficial insects (parasitic wasp) in an arable crop: 0.4 mio Ha of corn after the product was seen to be easy to use and at least as cost effective as chemical insecticides


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  • Technical result: >80% of pest eggs parasited is equivalent to chemical controls
  • Economic result: Extra yield of 100 euro/Ha or 150 mio euro in Europe
  • Sustainability (ecological, social and economical) Gains:


    • Increased biodiversity enabling resilient corn cropping systems
    • Reduction in chemical pesticides
    • Minimize fresh water use


    • Enables worker and consumer health
    • Promotes quality nutritious corn production


    • Supports farmers’ livelihood and value distribution
    • Improvement of financial viability  
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Beneficial nematodes (EPN) control western corn rootworm

Western Corn Rootworm
Beneficial Nematode (EPN)