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Bee Vectoring Technology is using bumblebees to apply natural fungicide to crops threatened by botrytis fungus. The company is using organic bee hives which are part of a research study being conducted by the startup biotechnology company based in Mississauga, Ont.
Scientists are testing new technology that enables bees to protect crops from mold while they go about their usual pollinating.
Bee Vectoring Technology (BVT) is working on microbial products, starting with a fungus called Clonostachys rosea, with an added twist—BVT’s delivery system is biological. The fungus is carried by bumblebees to the flowers of blooming crops.
CEO Ashish Malik, formerly with Bayer CropScience, is passionate about protecting bees, and also finding ways to protect valuable crops like strawberries, from pests without the use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Plus, the bees do themselves a favour.
The world’s population is exploding and is expected to reach 10 billion people in 2050. Global farmers can’t keep up with demand, raising fears that the world could face a food shortage, and more people are relying on controversial GMOs to feed themselves as a result.
Biological pesticides, from bacterial toxins to fungi delivered by bees, are a hot trend in agriculture. But harnessing nature is no easy task.
Bee Vectoring Technologies, a Canadian biotech startup, has announced that it plans to move its main operations to the Sacramento area and hire Davis resident Ashish Malik as its president and CEO.
Michael Collinson, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technology, speaks to Business Review USA and Canada about the science behind the bee vectoring process and its impact on agriculture.
Business Review USA & Canada speaks to Michael Collinson, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technology, about the science behind this innovative process and its impact on agriculture.
Agricultural startup Bee Vectoring Technologies has a new CEO and plan to achieve profitability. A look at the company’s crop protection technology with Ashish Malik, President and CEO, Bee Vectoring Technologies.
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