Certification will allow growers to apply Mevalone to grapes to protect and treat outbreaks of Botrytis cinerea, as well as on apples to prevent post-harvest storage diseases
Eden Research has announced that its flagship biofungicide, Mevalone, has received regulatory authorisation in Poland.
According to the company, the certification will allow farmers to apply Mevalone to their wine and table grapes to protect and treat outbreaks of Botrytis cinerea, as well as on apples to prevent post-harvest storage diseases, thereby helping to reduce food waste in the supply chain.
SumiAgro Europe has been appointed as Eden Research’s exclusive distributer of Mevalone in the territory with product distribution ”expected to commence imminently”.
Poland represents a ”significant new market” for Eden and the commercialisation of Mevalone, it noted, given it is the EU’s largest grower of apples, producing almost 2.5m tonnes annually.
Eden said that it expected to receive additional regulatory approvals in due course in additional Central European member states such as Germany, Austria, and Hungary.
“Our regulatory approval in Poland marks the beginning of our commercial push into Central Europe, and we are excited by further approvals in the region in due course,” said Sean Smith, chief executive officer at Eden.
”While the Polish grape market is relatively small when compared with neighbouring Central European countries, we are encouraged by the opportunities that lie within the apples segment for post-harvest storage disease control.
”Pre-harvest application of Mevalone helps to protect produce from diseases that can develop during the long storage period, further demonstrating the versatility within our product offering,” Smith continued. ”We are proud to be able to provide farmers with a highly effective crop protection solution that not only supports sustainability in agriculture but also helps to reduce food waste in the supply chain.
“Furthermore, we are delighted to continue our partnership with SumiAgro, a company with significant influence across Central Europe and the ability to gain market share,” he added. We expect distribution of our product to commence imminently with meaningful sales to be realised in the upcoming seasons.”