Ecolibrium Biologicals is an agri-biotech company. It specialises in bio-pesticides, reducing dependence on synthetic agri-chemicals that can be harmful to native insects and can remain in the food chain. The company ethos is ‘food safety and environmental responsibility’.
Bio-pesticides use organisms like bacteria or natural by-products to control the spread of insects and invasive pests, rather than relying on synthetic chemicals.
In New Zealand’s native forests there are indigenous fungal entomopathogens (natural controls of food crop pests). By commercialising these natural controls, Ecolibrium Biologicals is replacing synthetic ag-chemicals with a biological safer alternative. It is branching out to other products, including molluscicides and fungicides. These products are non-toxic to vertebrates.