The purpose of this review is to discuss and itemise the factors that can contribute to the success or failure of a company in biopesticides. Under each heading, there is a discussion of the issues and problems in that section. This is followed by one or more ‘success factors’ with a short statement of what a company should be doing to optimise its chances of success.

Definition of success: Success means making and selling products and making a profit in the biopesticides business. The quantity of success is defined by the amount of sales and profit.

Table of contents

Objectives of the Company


  • Venture Capital
    • Building Grand Facilities
    • Emphasis on Creation of Intellectual Property
    • Publicity
    • Wheeling and Dealing
    • Becoming Cost-Efficient
    • Summary
  • Corporate Funding
  • The Sufficiency of Money

Technical Issues

  • Strains of Micro-Organisms
  • Biologically Active Compounds
  • Maintaining a Biopesticide
  • Fermentation
  • Post-Fermentation
    • Formulation
    • Delivery
    • Assay

Success in Production


Marketing and Sales

  • Value (Selling Price) of a Biopesticide
  • Accessible Markets and Marketing Focus
  • Distribution and Sales
  • Internal Integration


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