Seipasa presents its experience and research into the uses of Bacillus subtilis at Microbioma

November 5, 2021
Seipasa at Microbioma 2021
Javier Nácher, technical director of Seipasa, during his presentation at Microbioma 2021.

Seipasa, the Spanish company specialised in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, biofungicides and biostimulants for agriculture, has taken part in the second edition of Microbioma, held at the Auditorium and El Batel Congress Centre of Cartagena, on 2nd and 4th November.

The company, which is one of the main driving forces of this event as a Gold Sponsor, had the opportunity to present its extensive experience in the field of research, knowledge and uses of the Bacillus subtilis strain. Seipasa's chief technical officer, Javier Nácher, gave a technical paper entitled 'Biofungicidal efficacy: microbiological developments and strategies based on Natural Technology'.

As one of a panel of 30 international speakers at the event, Javier Nácher explained the key aspects of the formulation, development and mode of action of Fungisei microbiological fungicide, which the company already markets and sells in countries such as Mexico, USA, Peru, Morocco, Turkey and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and which is currently being registered for other key markets in Africa, Latin America and Europe. Fungisei is further endorsed by the fact that it received the award for the Most Innovative Formulation, presented at the Agrow Awards international event.

"Studies show that the formulation's 3 modes of action produce numerous beneficial effects. The plant-bacteria interaction (both at foliar and root level) stimulates natural processes that regulate and control infections by pathogens, acting in various ways: antagonism and competition for space and nutrients; activation of induced systemic resistance (ISR) in crops; and production of metabolites, which are responsible for breaking through the cell membrane of different pathogens", Javier Nácher explained. 

He went on to say that the company's aim at Microbioma is to divulge and share with the other participants the results of more than 10 years of research in the field of microbiology: " We work on developing and marketing efficient, cost-effective solutions to allow the setting up of integrated pest management programmes, which meet the requirements of the most demanding organic farming systems", the company's chief technical officer concluded.

The benchmark event for microbiology applied to agriculture

Organised by Agromarketing and Ideagro, Microbioma has become an international benchmark devoted to knowledge, research and management of microorganisms in agriculture. The 2021 event brought together more than 30 international experts from countries such as the USA, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Italy, France, India or China, who presented the latest advances in microorganisms in the agricultural industry, covering areas related to legislation, biostimulation, plant health and fertilizers.

This year almost 1,000 people took part in Microbioma. The talks were also streamed live for those attending the event online.