The power of nature for biological plant protection
Improving existing products and creating new ones
Better is the enemy of good. This is why we are continuously improving our products. What is more, we place value on finding new approaches and solutions when researching active ingredients. The best examples of this are our repellent TRICO® and the biological soil fungicide XILON®.
For our repellent against damage caused by browsing game animals, TRICO®, we rely on the power of sheep fat as a natural ingredient. With TRICO®, users need only coat or spray their forest plants once per season. Grapevines and fruit trees as well as arable crops can also be treated with this product for the effective and targeted deterrence of game animals. This provides plants with optimum protection from browsing damage. TRICO® is easy to use and stands out especially thanks to its efficient and cost-effective application, the proven twofold mechanism of action, its long-lasting protection and its resistance to rain.
TRICO® was developed by Kwizda Agro and was first listed in Austria in 2003. Since then, we have gone on to register the deterrent in additional countries and are by now represented in over 20 countries in Europe and North America. In reforestation in particular, TRICO® plays an important role in protecting young trees and is authorized for use in certified forests.
Protection from soil-borne pathogens, better water and nutrient uptake, increasing crop quality and an increase in yield of up to 10 percent – all of this is what characterizes the pesticide XILON®. This is owed to the agent Trichoderma asperellum strain T34, for which we work together with the Spanish university spin-off Biocontrol Technologies as a licensor.
Thanks to the unique formula, we are able to efficiently combat diseases amongst oilseeds and corn. Its flexible use either directly when sowing or as a spray application before sowing makes XILON® both safe and simple to handle. Farmers can use it in organic farming as well as in conventional farming as part of a hybrid spray program, as a replacement for later foliar applications. This makes XILON® the ideal alternative for farmers when it comes to protecting their harvest and sustainably increasing their yield.
XILON® is a next-generation soil fungicide with four mechanisms of action and easy handling. And this has not gone unnoticed: for this, it was honored with the Crop Science Award 2020 as Best New Biological Product. Its properties as a fungicide with a broad-scale impact, its granular formula and its enormous benefits in resistance management won over the jury.
As a family business, Kwizda Agro is fast and flexible, allowing it to rise to meet the challenges of the future. However, modern-day challenges can only be tackled with teamwork. Together with our partners in sales and marketing, the agricultural industry and science, we fast-track innovations and tap into new core markets.
When it comes to fundamental research, we have already established an international network of scientists and scientific institutions with which we collaborate. Here, we contribute our expertise in the development and formulation of pesticides in order to continue growing together. We have recourse to a broad distribution network that enables us to make our products available to farmers and foresters. With our innovative products, we combine our knowledge and experience from the field, forests and laboratory.
As a result, everybody profits: farmers, the environment, consumers and our partners.