RNA-based Colorado potato beetle product hopes for 2023 registration
More help is on the way for farmers who struggle to control Colorado potato beetle. Greenlight Biosciences has developed an RNA-based pesticide alternative that chief commercial officer Mark Singleton says highly targeted, environmentally-friendly, and safe for consumers.
Singleton… “I'm gonna give you grams per acre. We use four grams per acre, and it works as good as the chemical standards, so you can compare it quite legitimately to the performance of imidacloprid spinosad if you wanna look at a highly functional biological It works every bit as good as that, but only at four grams per acre. So it's very, very effective. Very low dose. And therefore cost effective. We'll be able to price that right in the middle of the market for good Colorado potato beetle products. And that we are hoping to receive that registration during 2023.”
Singleton said this RNA-based product, called Calantha, is expected to be commercialized following registration next year.
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