We are excited to announce that APIS (Applied Insect Science) has joined the CABI BioProtection Portal as a sponsor, boosting support for the biological control of pests. Established in early 2012, APIS is a dedicated consultancy and contract research laboratory for biopesticides and other low-risk crop protection technologies. The organisation combines unrivalled biopesticide regulatory expertise with a world-leading contract research facility.
Visitors to the CABI BioProtection Portal will now be able to click through to the APIS website from the portal to benefit from the expertise and specialisation that the organisation brings, including a breadth of practical experience in non-chemical pest control. APIS also has in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements for biopesticides. Its regulatory team has been responsible for many of the biopesticide submissions made in Europe.
A ground-breaking information resource, the CABI BioProtection Portal aims to be the go-to information resource for those looking to identify and source biocontrol and biopesticide products. The portal helps agricultural advisors and growers to identify, source and correctly apply non-chemical pest control products against problematic pests in their crops.
The portal especially helps those wanting to replace chemical pesticides with biological alternatives. The use of bioprotection products and biopesticides in agriculture is highly beneficial as it can cater to the demands of modern consumers looking for healthier and safer food. Non-chemical products also help growers who need to meet market or export standards and reduce pressure on the environment.
Accessible on multiple devices and free to use, the CABI BioProtection Portal puts valuable information about the biological control of pests at the fingertips of the people who need it and is available in 15 countries across four continents.
The new APIS sponsorship helps expand the global expertise of the rapidly growing CABI BioProtection Portal. Based in the UK, biopesticide specialists built APIS to cater specifically for the biopesticide industry, and it has quickly established itself as a partner of choice for some of the world’s largest crop protection companies.
Talking about the sponsorship, Dr Steven Edgington, who is responsible for managing the product database that underlies the CABI BioProtection Portal, said, “We’re really pleased to have APIS on board. It’s brilliant, in fact, to have a team so well respected for regulatory advice and biopesticide consultancy join us. I’ve had the pleasure of working with APIS in the past and seen their high standards and professionalism. I think we’re also building a really exciting team behind the portal – industry, government, trade, regulation – a really strong team.”
For more information about APIS, visit https://appliedinsectscience.com