It was a year ago that the Bioline Iberia’s biofactory opened in Santa María del Águila, El Ejido. The “biofactory” is the result of an alliance between Biocolor and Bioline Agrosciences. It is an innovative and technological project on more than 4,000 square metres of cutting-edge bio-solutions to meet the field’s needs.
For its general manager, María José Pardo, one of the main reasons for its success in this first year has been “having a young, dynamic team eager to bring the latest advances in biocontrol to farmers and clients of Bioline Iberia and achieve a local production of predators in the peninsular’s biological fight”.
Another important success in this intense one-year journey has been the implementation of integrated production programmes such as Trichogramma achaeae for the control of Tuta Absoluta in tomato, where Bioline Iberia is the world leader in its production.
Bioline Iberia has innovative release systems such as blister packs for the controlled release of parasites and predators as well as different formats for Swirskii such as the bugline and stick envelopes.
Finally, without a doubt, what has been the hallmark of Bioline Iberia is its Bioline Academy training centre, attended by hundreds of farmers and technicians who have seen first-hand the bio-factory itself. Even during these times of confinement due to the COVID-19 crisis, news has continued to reach farmers and technicians through short training videos.