Biotop is a subsidiary of Union Invivo (the first French group of cooperatives) in charge of developing research, production and commercialisation of products and solutions for biological control of plant pests. Biotop is the leader company in Europe in the production of Trichogramma, small parasitic wasps used against lepidopteran pests. Trichogramma are proposed to farmers since 1985 for the biological control of the European Corn Borer. Biotop progressively improved the basic method in order to make it more and more reliable, simple and cost effective. Biotop Trichogramma is used on more than 100 000ha, every year, against the European Corn Borer in France, Germany, Switzerland and Czechia. The expertise developed by Biotop concerns Trichogramma against the ECB and also against the new invasive pest Tuta absoluta on tomato. Thanks to its’ Ephestia eggs, Biotop produces also ladybirds, Orius, Macrolophus, Anthocoris, etc. These beneficials are used for biological control and IPM in greenhouse crops and also in gardens for the hobby market developed by Biotop. Some other products as pheromones (for mating disruption of codling moth), traps, nematodes, Bt, etc. are also proposed by Biotop to the market.

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Jacques FRANDON
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE