Harnessing nature for sustainable agriculture
BioTEPP Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company that produces environmentally friendly biopesticides thus reducing the spreading of chemical pesticides.
Licensed in Canada and the United States, its flagship product, VIROSOFTTM CP4 , is designed to eradicate insect pests of crops while being harmless to humans and pollinating or other beneficial insects. VIROSOFTTM CP4 can be applied to apple trees, where it effectively fights the codling moth larva (also known as apple worm).). In the United States, apart from fighting the codling moth, it is also EPA approved to control the oriental fruit moth (OFM). These insects are also causing considerable damages on peach, pear, plum, nectarine, apricot as well as nut trees (almonds, cashew nuts or walnuts).
Through its research and development program, BioTEPP is developing new biopesticides based on baculovirus (insect-specific viruses). They can be applied to other fruit trees or vegetables by attacking, among others, the cabbageworm and a caterpillar that causes significant damage to crops of corn, millet, sorghum or even cotton.
BioTEPP is one of the leading suppliers of organic apple growers in Canada and in the states of Washington and Oregon, the largest apple producers in the United States.