This report reviews most of the biopesticide products that are or have been on the market. The complexity of the task was such that we decided it was best to list products by their active ingredient, then indicating which companies are or were involved in that sector, and then listing the products made by those companies.

The report includes most micro-organisms used in crop protection; it also includes a few organisms used as ‘fertilisers’. Some of these ‘fertilisers’ are especially easy to make and do not require registration; therefore companies have tended to come and go with some speed and it is not always possible to keep track of them. Similarly, there are a number of distributors of biopesticides who have re-named the products for their territories, sometimes not even achieving registration. Again, it is not always possible to know who is currently active in terms of distributing other peoples’ products.

The report also includes itemised technical and commercial ‘drivers’ of the biopesticides business and a discussion of the success factors in biopesticides, including the internal capabilities generally thought useful when competing in biopesticides.

The contents includes:


  • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacillus sphaericus
  • Bacillus popilliae
  • Agrobacterium radiobacter
  • Other Bacterial Products and a Yeast
  • Clavibacter xyli var. cynodontis
  • Pseudomonas (Burkholderia) cepacia
  • Pseudomonas chlororaphis
  • Pseudomonas fluorescens
  • Pseudomonas solanaceareum
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Serratia entomophila
  • Streptomyces griseoviridis K-
  • Cryptococcus albidus
  • Rhizobia

Fungi – Disease Control

  • Trichoderma
  • Gliocladium
  • Coniotherium minitans
  • Other Fungi
  • Fungi – Insect Control
  • Beauvaria
  • Hirsutella
  • Metarhizium
  • Paecilomyces fumosoroseus
  • Paecilomyces lilacinus
  • Verticillium

Fungi – Weed Control





Products Made and Sold or Given Away by Public Bodies

Biopesticide Drivers

  • Technical Aspects
  • Commercial Aspects

Key Success Factors and Internal Capabilities Required

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

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