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Koppert Wins Top International Award for Innovative Biological Pest Control Product, Replaces Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Cardboard Strips


Feb 12, 2024
Innovation Award: Release System Recognized for Technological Advancements

Koppert’s “Mirical” product has won first place in the international Fruit Logistica Innovation Award Technology. The award was presented in Berlin on February 9th and recognized innovations throughout the fruit and vegetable supply chain. Tim Bossinga, product manager at Koppert, says that innovation is a core part of the company’s DNA and is a result of its continuous product development.

Koppert is also replacing plastic product packaging with corrugated cardboard for their “Mirical” biological solution. According to the company, the cardboard strips form a “natural habitat” for beneficial bugs, allowing them to “hide and better distribute themselves during transportation.” This ensures that predatory bugs arrive at their destination in optimal condition, which benefits performance and whitefly control. Additionally, the cardboard strips are fully compostable, labor-saving, accurately dosed, and easy to locate.

The generalist pest predator Mirical has a preference for greenhouse whiteflies and other moths, as well as caterpillars of the tomato leaf miner moth. They also feed on two-spotted spider mites, aphids , and leaf miner larvae. The product was launched in France last year. For more information about Koppert and their products, please visit koppertinfo@koppert.com or go to www.koppert.com

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