Bernard Blum Award for Novel Biocontrol Solutions

NEWS: 2018 Call for Nominations is open till 15th July !

Bernard Blum Award 2018 for Novel Biocontrol Solutions

IBMA is very proud to announce a unique opportunity to call for nominations from the industry for novel biocontrol solutions that will make an impact on this rapidly growing market.

IBMA will award a trophy, interview and product placement in New Ag International and 2BMonthly publications, as well as complementary registration for ABIM 2019 and the 3 shortlisted finalists will have a poster to display their innovations at ABIM 2018, the premier global biocontrol industry event.

It is expected that the winning entry will have a high impact in management of pests or diseases whilst having a low impact on human health and the environment.

As with our winning entry from Vestaron in 2015, Agrauxine Le Saffre in 2016 and CBC Europe in 2017, there will be a permanent linking of the winner and their contribution to our industry with our founding father Bernard Blum whom the award and trophy is dedicated to again in this 23rd anniversary of the formation of IBMA as an association.

Nominations for this prestigious new award should be provided to Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzyński prior to 15th July 2018. Please fill in the form below.

This award will go to the product judged to be the novel biocontrol product with the most potential impact.

Applicants should complete the application form to describe the product and its impact.  
The judges will be looking for innovative products with the benefits mentioned. 
The target(s) should be described as well as the method of application. 
The product should be effective and acceptable to users and distributors. It can be for any crop or also for use outside agriculture. 
We are looking for products that perform in the field, not just in the laboratory.

Bernard Blum

In 1995, Bernard Blum laid the foundation for the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association, anticipating an important and growing industry in the field of plant protection. The Bernard Blum award and trophy is dedicated to IBMA’s founding father.

Every year since 2015, an independent jury selects among a number of entries a winning biocontrol product which provides an effective solution in the management of pests or diseases while having a low impact on human health and the environment. A second and third place are also awarded.

The winners are announced at the IBMA Annual General Assembly during ABIM in Basel, Switzerland. In 2017, CBC Europe won the Bernard Blum Award for the product TREMOS, a digital electronic system used to disrupt location and mating of leafhopper species. The second place went to LifeGard® from Certis USA L.L.C and the Ulti-Mite Swirski from Koppert Biological Systems was awarded third place.

The Bernard Blum Booth at the 2017 ABIM

BB Award Booth
 Previous winners of the Bernard Blum Award:
2017 Winner Tremos
CBC Europe
  2nd Place LifeGard® Certis USA
  3rd Place Ulti-Mite Swirski  Koppert
2016 Winner Romeo
  2nd Place Attracap®  Biocare GmbH
  3rd Place Isonet® LPF  Shin-Etsu  & CBC (Europe)
2015 Winner Spear tm
  2nd Place PMV® -01  DCM & De Ceuster
  3rd Place Flying Doctors®  Biobest