News & press releases

On 20.08.2014

The Swiss company Magnin, member of a Swiss coop, added strawberries to its range of vegetable crops in 2008. They currently have about 1 ha of strawberries, both under glass and in open field.

On 18.08.2014

Since a couple of years, growers in Western Europe are aware of the threat of Drosophila suzukii or Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). Monitoring programs have been ongoing, with occasional catches. Until last year, the actual damage done in the crop usually remained limited and focused in certain areas (Italy/France, Northern Spain) and certain crops (Cherries, soft fruits).

On 06.08.2014

Integrated Pest Management in ornamentals is rapidly gaining ground, also in Gerbera. Growers use different biological control agents. The predatory mite A. swirskii is often one of the pillars of the biological strategy for whitefly control.

On 17.07.2014

In its june issue, the well-known Dutch horticultural journal  “Onder Glas” ( published an article on the applications of Nutrimite in cucumber.

On 04.07.2014

BIOBEST from Westerlo has been nominated for the ‘Leeuw van de Export 2014’ award. With this annual award Flanders Investment & Trade rewards companies that do exceptionally well on exports. 95% of Biobest’s 2013 turnover was exported, a very compelling figure for the members of the jury.

On 14.05.2014

Biobest and The Bug Factory today announced the intent to proceed with the integration of the operations of The Bug Factory in Biobest’s North-American operations. Under the terms of the Letter of Intent signed between the two companies, Biobest would acquire 100% of the shares of the Bug Factory.

On 09.05.2014

Sebastien Jacob has been appointed R&D Manager for Biobest in North America. Sebastien will play a key role to develop new products and services for the North American market. His efforts can draw on a rich innovation pipeline from Biobest’s global R&D efforts.

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Little Hearts is a Belgian non-profit organisation that supports Cambodian orphans. On site in the country, the NGO Little Hearts builds a new orphanage that will provide shelter to 80 orphans from the summer of 2013. In addition to the classic child care, the mission of Little Hearts is to provide, along with shelter and food, an educational programme where computer classes, English lessons and an internal responsibility structure will ensure that the children are best prepared for later life.

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