On Wednesday the 18th of September, on the sidelines of the Tech & Bio exhibition located in Bourg-lès-Valence, Bioline Agrosciences opened its doors to around a hundred customers during its Open Day. Taking advantage of their visit to the largest exhibition dedicated to organic agriculture and production, Bioline Agrosciences' customers were able to discover the origin and the route of the manufacturing of their products.
From all over France, a hundred customers, distributors, fruits and vegetable growers were present.
The visit began with the presentation of the company with its many subsidiaries worldwide. Each biofabric has been the subject in recent years of significant investments to meet the growing demand, and to integrate the latest technologies to reinforce production processes.
Customers discovered the Macrolophus (marketed under Macroline brand), whose quality was recognized by all the customers that were present: "We only want to use Macrolophus produced by Bioline Agrosciences, because we know that they are the best on the market. They are very active on crops," comments this ICM technical specialist from the South West of France.
They also discovered Trichogrammas. Bioline Agrosciences is highly specialized on this species and can produce different Trichogrammas: for tomatoes (Trichogramma achaeae, available in dispensers to hang on tomato stalks in order to protect them against Tuta absoluta), for corn (Trichogramma brassicae, available in dispensers to hang on stems or in capsules to be spread by drone to protect corn against the corn borer), soybean, chestnut, sugar cane and food moths. This production surprised the visitors by its complexity and the need to strongly anticipate the needs in order to be ready at the right time when the pest is present and when it is necessary to trigger the applications over a very short period.
Finally, the visit ended with a presentation of all the methods and steps of Quality Control, from the reception of raw materials, to the controls during manufacture, and to the final product before shipment. "We did not imagine all that can be implemented at Bioline Agrosciences to ensure the quality of the products" comments this visitor, customer for many years.
"This is the first time I can visit a " bio-factory" since more than 25 years I work in biocontrol, it's incredible, we cannot imagine the complexity behind all the products we use from Bioline Agrosciences. I am very happy to have had the chance to discover all this today " tells this other visitor, very happy to be there today.
The visit ended with a cocktail, allowing further discussions and exchanges. The guests left delighted and know a little bit more about what is behind the products of Bioline Agrosciences they receive every week all along the year.