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Development of a Novel Sprayable Pheromone Product for Pink Bollworm Control

Kirk Smith, Tom Walgenbach, Jeff Springer


The company biosys, was founded in 1983. Its purpose was to develop entomopathogenic nematodes as commercial insect control products. This effort has been achieved with products now being sold world-wide for control of a variety of insect pests in diversified commodities. biosys is now positioning itself to be the world leader in the development and commercial sales of biological control products. A recent merger with Crop Genetics International brought a portfolio of three, EPA registered insect control Baculoviruses. Two virus products, Spod-X® (for beet armyworm control) and GemStar® (for bollworm and tobacco budworm control) are now sold commercially in US cotton. In early 1996, biosys will merge with AgriDyne, a leader in the development of Azadirachtin, extracted from Neem Oil. This botanical insect growth regulator has insecticidal properties on a number of insect pests.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1085 - 1086
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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