Bioamin develops organic fungicide based on chaparral extracts

Bioamin, a Mexican company dedicated to the creation of biotechnological products, has developed an organic fungicide using an extract from the chaparral plant (Larrea tridentata), as an alternative for the control of diseases in different types of crops.
Bioamin scientists used the chaparral because in addition to being an endemic plant in the Mexican desert, it has fungicidal properties, explained the firm’s general director, Yolanda Sanchez Salazar. The result is an organic fungicide with a high degree of efficiency, as well as rapidity based on quinones of chaparral extract.
 Juan Genaro Osuna Sanchez, marketing director of the company, said that with three days of use, some diseases of crops such as pineapple, coffee, banana, onion, tomato, can be controlled up to 95%. The product is said to have an immediate mode of action, similar to synthetic products. However, with this organic approach, the farmer can start working the crop from the first day he applies the product.
“With synthetic products one can take up to four or five days to rework the crop. This the farmer sees as a benefit of cost savings due to time, ” he said.
Bioamin has made a patent application for the fungicide’s production process and formulation. The company is currently seeking to obtain national and international accreditations.