CPL provided its client with a guide to the crop protection industry, particularly biological products. We detailed the motivations of companies to invest in the biologicals space, and what underlies market growth, as well as factors restraining growth. On the technical side, we reported on the various improvements seen in the production and performance of biopesticides and challenges companies have faced in scaling up and replicating performance seen in the lab to the commercial scale.

Finally, we discussed the key success factors for the biological crop protection products, with respect to funding, operations, registration and marketing.

Table of contents

Development Drivers

  • Financial aspects
  • Technical aspects
  • Commercial aspects

Key success factors and Internal Capabilities

  • Company Objectives
  • Funding
    • Venture capital funding
    • Corporate funding
    • Sufficient money

Technical issues

  • Strains of micro-organisms
  • Biologically active compounds
  • Maintaining a microbe
  • Fermentation
  • Post-fermentation
  • Formulation
  • Delivery
  • Assay
  • Success in production

Marketing and Sales

  • Registration
  • The selling price of a biopesticide
  • Accessible markets and marketing focus
  • Distribution and sales
  • Internal integration

Differences from agrochemicals

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