While biopesticides remained the core focus for many attendees at ABIM, biostimulants drew increasing interest among biological suppliers.
“A new appetite for collaboration has been emboldened by EU regulation support for biostimulants,” says Kline Senior Account Manager Anamaria Dutton, who attended the event. “Companies that traditionally focus on biopesticides are interested in learning about the opportunity size for biostimulants, where the hot spots are, and who their potential partners could be.”
ABIM, known as the premier global meeting of the biocontrol industry, attracted some 1,550 participants from 53 nations, including BASF SE, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Valent BioSciences, Sumi Agro, Koppert, and UPL.
“Perpetually occupied meeting tables and meeting rooms testified to a very well-attended and well-publicized event,” says Dutton. “Many booths were staffed by people who had traveled from the key global locations. There was plenty of U.S. representation on the floor this year.
In addition, Dutton notes, “There was an interesting CRO (Contract Research Organization) presence, with companies coming all the way from New Zealand and Argentina”
Both biopesticides and biostimulants are the subjects of two upcoming Kline reports. Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural Pesticides will feature technology descriptions, company profiles, and end-use analyses of product pest targets while providing an outlook and product category forecast for each country/market segment and company. Countries being spotlighted are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This report will be published shortly, and hot-off-the-press findings will be highlighted in an upcoming webinar, “Exploring the Global Biopesticides Boom,” on November 16, at 10 am EST.
Meanwhile, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers: Global Overview of the Market and Use will provide analysis of the growing global biostimulant market. It includes technology, product descriptions, crop targets, and most importantly, an outlook with forecasts for each market segment. Countries covered are Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States; publication begins in November.