Sep 14, 2020
Virosoft CP4 registered in California for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, is proud to announce that it received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its VirosoftTM CP4, a biopesticide used in the fight against the codling moth(cydia pomonella) as well as the oriental fruit moth (OFM) (grapholita molesta).

Used in Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and New York states for the last 10 years as well as in the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, Virosoft CP4 is the short- and long-term response to the spread of the codling moth in the main fruit producing regions of North America. This biopesticide makes it possible to carry out a biological fight against the codling moth and the OFM by infecting the larvae with a granulovirus, Cydia pomonella granulosis (CpGVCP4) which, once ingested, kills the larvae before they can enter the fruit. Used in organic and conventional production it allows all other beneficial insects to perform their tasks, thus protecting the crops and ensuring better yields.

“California fruit and nut growers can now count on the effectiveness of Virosoft CP4 in their fight against the codling moth and the oriental fruit moth” says Sylvie Richard, BioTEPP’s president and chief executive officer. “We’re obviously pleased to have obtained this registration from the CalEPA, which will allow our company to strengthen its presence in the North American market of biopesticides.”

BioTEPP Inc. is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and markets a natural, environmentally safe biopesticide. Its flagship product, Virosoft CP4, is registered and marketed in Canada and the United States where BioTEPP is among the leading suppliers helping fruit growers control the codling moth and the oriental fruit moth. BioTEPP’s Virosoft

CP4 bio-pesticide leverages a naturally occurring microorganism for the reduction of codling moth and oriental fruit mothdamages on apple, pear, plum, prune, nectarine, apricot and nut trees.

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