e-nema GmbH, Friday, 24.06.2022
IBMA welcomes the first EU wide definition of biological control and setting national biocontrol targets to deliver on the EU Green deal ambition.
e-nema GmbH, Thursday, 12.05.2022
The Microbial Plant Protection Products Task Force is an ad-hoc group of a number of small and medium-sized producers of biological/microbial plant protection products. Their products are key for the greening of Europe's agriculture. But access to the European market takes up to 8 years and much funding due to outdated regulations.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 25.04.2022
The German biotechnology company e-nema GmbH now offers its nemaplus® depot P biological plant protection product on the international market. The formulation has been enhanced and its application simplified.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 13.04.2022
This is the fourth Newsletter Publication of the EU-funded research project FF-IPM, with the aim to protect fruit production and trade from threats posed by fruit flies. FF-IPM is one of many EU projects in which the scientists of e-nema GmbH are actively involved.
e-nema GmbH, Thursday, 31.03.2022
In March, representatives of international, national and regional organizations wrote an interesting and clear open letter to the EU calling for timely reform of legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides.
Read the letter here:
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 30.03.2022
Press release IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufactures Association),
Brussel, 29th March 2022:
“IBMA, the voice of the biological control sector, had the pleasure to co-host an enriching event entitled “Unlocking the Potential of Biocontrol” together with IEEP, the Institute for European Environmental Policy and IBMA France. Discussions looked into facilitating a widespread use of biocontrol, essential to achieving the EU Green Deal’s objectives for nature, climate and sustainable food systems. The debate offered in-depth insights on barriers to biocontrol that are slowing down its adoption and the role of EU policy instruments to unlock the agroecological transition.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 21.02.2022
nemamax® is based on beneficial nematodes and effectively controls weevil larvae and leaf horn weevil larvae.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 18.02.2022
385 million people around the world suffer pesticide poisoning - per year.
An international code of conduct of the World Health Organization is intended to improve the worldwide handling of pesticides and prevent poisoning. But in the absence of legislation, little is happening.
e-nema GmbH, Thursday, 10.02.2022
The IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufactors Association) has drafted
a position paper on potential harmonisation of regulation of Invertebrate Biological Control Agents.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 04.02.2022
In the registration process for chemical pesticides, impacts on the environment are not sufficiently assessed:
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 24.01.2022
Young people in Germany are calling on politicians to provide more support for organic farming.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 20.12.2021
Another special year has passed - The crisis teaches us to reappreciate things taken as granted and to remember a vital human power: TRUST
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 17.12.2021
Our application for project funding from the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food has been approved. The objective of the new Nema-Sens research project is to define the optimal application conditions for the above-ground use of nematode insect pathogens against codling moths and tomato leafminers.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 26.11.2021
Biological control (or ‘biocontrol’) is the use of living organisms and naturally-sourced (or nature-identical) compounds to control pest and disease populations.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 09.11.2021
The aim of the EU-project IPM-Popillia is to address the challenge of a new risk to plant health in Europe, the invasion of the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).
e-nema GmbH, Thursday, 04.11.2021
The EU-funded research project FF-IPM aims to protect fruit production and trade from threats posed by fruit flies.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 03.11.2021
In May 2021, when the few microbiological plant protection products that are already available on the market were threatened with removal, the affected companies (including e-nema GmbH) established a Task Force.
The problem: Despite the fact that the products have been classified as safe by the European Commission, an approval extension requires delivery of data that is typical for chemical products but which is difficult or even impossible for biological products to make available.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 25.10.2021
More than 970 biocontrol industry representatives gather at ABIM in Basel – a strong boost for our nature-based solutions.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 20.10.2021
The Microbial Plant Protection Products Task Force is an ad-hoc group of a number of small and medium-sized producers of biological/microbial plant protection products, including e-nema GmbH.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 12.10.2021
Beneficial nematodes for combating weevil and scarab beetle larvae.
Our new nemamax® nematode product contains the uniquely produced nematode Heterorhabditis downesi. Unlike other nematode products, it can be used at temperatures as low as 8°C.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 10.09.2021
On professional fruit plantations beneficial nematodes (nemapom®) can be used against the last instar of Codling moths (Cydia pomonella) in apples, pears and plums.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 04.08.2021
Biological innovation in plant protection. Flies of the Sciaridae family inflict the most damage on crops and are very common in greenhouses. In a dedicated cooperation, the German companies e-nema and Katz Biotech have developed nemaplus®depot.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 19.07.2021
The invasive Japanese beetle is not yet a threat to our gardens and agriculture in Germany.
However, this may change, because the Japanese beetle knows no travel restrictions and is already on the advance in Central Europe.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 07.06.2021
"INTERFUTURE" is an EU project entitled as “From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers” with the aim of training a new generation of scientists with complementary and interdisciplinary skills in Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Organic Chemistry, and Molecular Biology.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 17.05.2021
CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 10.05.2021
A free tool to enhance the awareness and uptake of biopesticide and biocontrol products by growers and advisors.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 30.03.2021
The EU-funded research project FF-IPM has the aim to protect fruit production and trade from threats posed by fruit flies.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 16.03.2021
Infestations with this pest can cause oak defoliation. Older larvae have urticating hairs, which can cause serious skin and eye irritation and respiratory problems in humans and some animals. Our product Tp-Nema® controls caterpillars of the Oak processionary moth.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 16.02.2021
“Protecting a medical cannabis crop from harmful pathogens is one of the biggest challenges that growers face on a daily basis. The impossibility to use any chemical crop protection, in addition to the necessity to ensure high-quality consistently, makes it a hard task.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 09.02.2021
The "Innov.AR" project aimed to offer innovative agro-ecological methods to farms in a Rhine region in Germany.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 20.01.2021
The biotech companies e-nema GmbH and Katz Biotech AG have started a cooperation to develop a new, innovative product for biological pest control:
Beneficial nematodes, formulated in capsules, offer long lasting efficacy against sciarid gnats and are ideal for preventative treatments.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 06.01.2021
The CABI BioProtection Portal is a free web-based online resource aimed at raising the awareness and uptake of biocontrol and biopesticide products by growers and advisors.
e-nema GmbH, Thursday, 17.12.2020
We will remember 2020 as an extraordinary year. The pandemic has grounded us and reminded us on our dependencies; on each other and on our natural environment.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 04.12.2020
Closer to Rapid detection of Fruit flies invading Europe’s crops
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 27.11.2020
A research group at e-nema GmbH in Germany has succeeded in optimizing beneficial traits of the nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 17.11.2020
Our beneficial nematodes do their best in professional mushroom cultivation.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 19.10.2020
Our biological plant protection product dianem® has just won the Bernhard Blum Award. This award is presented annually by IBMA, the International biocontrol manufacturers association, to the most innovative biocontrol product of the year.
The product dianem® contains a genetically improved strain of beneficial nematodes against the Western Corn Rootworm and replaces chemical pesticides banned by the EU.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 28.09.2020
Gabriele Berg, professor at the Graz University of Technology, gave the e-nema staff an insight into her extraordinary field of research.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 21.09.2020
We are an active partner in the EU-funded research project FF-IPM.
The project targets three highly polyphagous fruit fly species (Tephritidae)
that cause devastating losses in the fresh fruit producing industry.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 11.09.2020
The German championships in beach volleyball took place in Timmendorfer Strand from September 4th – 6th under special conditions.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 03.08.2020
CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 23.06.2020
Beneficial nematodes as antagonists to invasive cicadas in sugar beet cultivation – a running project in Germany will show, how it works.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 02.06.2020
EU agriculture will (have to) change. The goal is sustainable food production by 2030.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 20.04.2020
In Mediterranean countries the beetle Flat-headed Rootborer (Capnodis
tenebrionis) has become an important pest in stone-fruit plantations (cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum, almond).
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 15.04.2020
Because of the prevailing pandemic, there is a current call to action for world leaders to prevent a global food security crisis.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 07.04.2020
Because of the corona crisis there are no competitions and our german national beach volleyball team Nils Ehlers / Lars Flüggen is currently in close season.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 24.03.2020
we hope this message finds you, your staff and your families well and in good health!
We would like to update you about the current state of e-nema dated Monday March 23rd.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 25.02.2020
When shipping our nematode products, we rely on sustainable materials.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 05.02.2020
We have recently strengthened our sales team to expand our business with our national and international sales partners: Hannes Popken will help our customers to be even more successful in the future and will also ensure new, innovative product developments.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 27.01.2020
nemamax® - biocontrol of larvae of weevils and scarab beetles with entomopathogenic nematodes.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 22.01.2020
The seabuckthorn vitamin C bomb is at great risk. Especially in the east of Germany there are high losses due to the ever-expanding seabuckthorn fruit fly (Rhagoletis batava).
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 10.12.2019
On Thursday, 05 December 2019, nematodes of the species Steinernema feltiae were sent to the International Space Station ISS for a biocontrol research project.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 29.11.2019
e-nema GmbH is one of 21 partners in the European research project Fruit-Flies In-silico , called ‘FF IPM’.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 27.08.2019
Our Beach Volleyball Team Lars Flüggen & Nils Ehlers has a problem with too much flights. But for the big dream - The Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 - there is no other opportunity than flying around the world to play all the important tournaments.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 07.08.2019
Surprise at e-nema GmbH, several young kestrels have left their nearby nesting site and are now exploring our company grounds.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 31.07.2019
Our beach volleyball-team Ehlers / Flüggen wins the silver medal.
Great overall result for the German beach volleyball national teams at the 4-star tournament in Tokyo, which was also considered the Olympic test event for 2020.
e-nema GmbH, Tuesday, 02.07.2019
In Hamburg (Germany) a total of 96 teams from 38 countries fight for the world title in beach volleyball - and a ticket for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 07.06.2019
Sabrina Sieger and Michael Barth accepted an invitation from Lambert Spawn and traveled to the Netherlands for the opening ceremony of this large American mushroom brood producer.
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 24.05.2019
From the 22nd to the 24th of May 2019, the international mushroom industry meets at the "Mushroom Days" in the Netherlands. New technologies and services for the global mushroom sector are presented. The e-nema GmbH is also represented at this event.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 06.05.2019
In April, an exhibition of professional mushroom breeders and their suppliers took place in Moscow. Participants came from Russia, Holland, China, Hungary, Belarus and Poland. On the agenda were lectures and an industrial exhibition.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 29.04.2019
In the spring of 2019, e-nema GmbH commissioned its own photovoltaic system with 99.75 kWp. Thus, depending on the weather conditions, about 100,000 kWh of electricity can be generated annually and thus a part of our total energy demand can be covered.
e-nema GmbH, Monday, 08.04.2019
Researchers from the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) have sent a special challenge to all bioprocess engineering students: How to build a bioreactor with a mini-budget of just € 99. e-nema GmbH is one of the sponsors of this original competition.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 20.03.2019
Researchers have revived nematodes that have endured for millenniums in Siberian permafrost. Biological sensation: In a cave buried for 40,000 years, Russian researchers have discovered viable nematodes.
e-nema GmbH, Wednesday, 09.01.2019
“Bioprotection technologies provide effective and innovative plant protection for modern agriculture.
This makes them a vital tool in the EU’s work to support farmers and effectively implement the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD, Directive 128/2009/EC).
e-nema GmbH, Friday, 07.12.2018
In preparation for the European Commission’s €100 billion Horizon Europe research and innovation framework programme, set to be launched in 2021, European institutes have come together with the ambitious target of moving towards chemical pesticide-free agriculture in Europe."
Simone Sander, Wednesday, 07.11.2018
e-nema GmbH makes a contribution to climate protection and provides the waste heat from its bioreactors to a neighboring Trade and Technology Center (GTZ) in Schwentinental as heating energy.
Simone Sander, Thursday, 27.09.2018
In the latest edition of New Ag International magazine, a publication on high tech agriculture, Prof. Ehlers (e-nema GmbH) gave an interview on the potential of useful nematodes in biological crop protection.
Simone Sander, Monday, 10.09.2018
Currently the symposium of the ESN takes place in Ghent (Belgium).
The ESN is the association of european nematologists. (Nematology = scientific discipline that deals with the study of roundworms). ESN’s president is Prof. Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers (e-nema GmbH).
Karen Duncker, Thursday, 06.09.2018
The beach volleyball players Nils Ehlers and his partner Lars Flüggen, who are supported by us, came up to the winners' podium: They get third place at the German beach volleyball championships in Timmendorfer Strand.
Simone Sander, Wednesday, 05.09.2018
The corn rootworm (lat. Diabrotica virgifera) is an introduced beetle, which is increasingly becoming a threat as a pest in maize cultivation (2017: + 350% in Baden-Württemberg, a region in Germany).
Karen Duncker, Monday, 27.08.2018
For two weeks, Prof. Dr. Ehlers is on a journey concerning biocontrol in Peru. In Arequipa, a city in southern Peru, he attended the annual meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA).
Karen Duncker, Friday, 06.07.2018
e-nema supports committed young people with great goals: we promote
the german national beach volleyball team Ehlers-Schümann.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 26.06.2018
e-nema also focuses on to go easy on resources when it comes to energy consumption. Wherever savings are possible in the company, an energy audit reveals - an exact analysis of all energy consumers in the company. E-nema has undergone such an audit on a voluntary basis.
Karen Duncker, Friday, 09.03.2018
Our project NEMAQUA has long been concerned with nematodes as live food in aquaculture.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 28.02.2018
Last fall, the project “Sens-o-Spheres” was awarded the Technology Transfer Trophy (T³).
Karen Duncker, Thursday, 08.02.2018
Until September of this year, some students of the subject "Nematology" of the University of Ghent (Belgium) will write their master's theses at e-nema.
Karen Duncker, Monday, 22.01.2018
Under this excursion topic, master students of the University of Osnabrueck (Germay) visited our company and took part of a lecture and a guided tour with Professor Ralf-Udo Ehlers, e-nema GmbH. The excursion was organized and led by Professor Hildgund Schrempf, geneticist at the University of Osnabrueck.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 05.12.2017
The entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) Heterorhabditis bacteriophora is a BCA for insect pests widely used in greenhouse-environments and orchards. Industrially, this EPN is produced in liquid culture in large bioreactors and is delivered to the end- user as powder-formulated product.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 22.11.2017
Our new buildings will be ready soon. Our inner courtyard has been designed and additional buildings have been raised. The video shows aerial views of the construction site and a 3D simulation of our future production facility.
Karen Duncker, Friday, 17.11.2017
Sustainable agriculture is only possible in combination with consumption - but then there are promising opportunities. Organic agriculture can play a central role here.
Karen Duncker, Friday, 10.11.2017
The Western Corn Rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) is an invasive corn pest. In the USA it causes a yearly damage of more than 1 billion US$. Since its introduction in 1992 in Serbia the Western Corn Rootworm invaded large parts of Middle and Eastern Europe.
Karen Duncker, Friday, 20.10.2017
ABIM - 23. - 25. October 2017 at Basel - is the premier global meeting for the biocontrol industry. Like every year, e-nema GmbH will be represented there with a stand at the exhibition.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 10.10.2017
As every year, students of the University of Ghent got the opportunity to write their master theses at e-nema GmbH.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 13.09.2017
This year, two young scientists, Olianiyi Olarewaju and Sitram Aryal, have written their master theses in the field of breeding improvement of the nematode Heterorhabditis Bacteriophora at our company. Now a doctoral candidate position was offered to both.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 06.09.2017
Originally planned was a relaxed vacation at Portugal, faraway from his daily business with pests and nematodes. But then, in the garden of his holiday lodge, our Sales Manager Michael Barth discovered a Red Palm Weevil (lat. Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) in a palm tree.
Karen Duncker, Monday, 28.08.2017
The expansion of our company is going on. The new big bioreactors for production of microorganisms and nematodes are mounted, now new buildings for preparation, harvest, drying and storage are raised.
Karen Duncker, Friday, 04.08.2017
In the following video e-nema demonstrates biocontrol of ants with nematodes. Prof. Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers explains vividly how to control ants with nemaplus®, a product that contains nematodes (Steinernema felitae) which chase away ants. Application sides are terraces, lawns, stone walls and plant tubs.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 25.07.2017
Our research project Nema-SMART will be supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for 3 years.
Karen Duncker, Monday, 10.07.2017
Recently, an international group of young scientists came to see e-nema GmbH. Professor Ehlers had invited his students from Ghent (Belgium) to get an impression of a biotechnology enterprise.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 04.07.2017
In springtime we got a call from a leader of the European Chinese Leaf market. The European leaf miner (Scaptomyza flava) had attacked wide areas of his Chinese Leaf fields.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 27.06.2017
Recently we completed our Sales Team to expand our business with national and international distributors. Sabrina Sieger and Jan Burmeister will manage sales and distribution in close co-operation with international partners and will support also development of new, innovative products.
Karen Duncker, Thursday, 01.06.2017
e-nema GmbH is now visible also from far away! Sky-high our company logo was recently mounted to our biggest building.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 02.05.2017
Dr. Arne Peters and his production team are testing a new, free-moving pea-size measuring bead under industrial conditions in their bioreactors.
e-nema is project partner and industry tester in the project Sens-o-Spheres, a project from the area of bio-economy.
Karen Duncker, Thursday, 20.04.2017
The following video presents very interesting pictures of nematodes, their microworld and their fight against larvae of codling moths. Please follow Professor Ralf-Udo Ehlers and watch the application of biocontrol nematodes in a professional orchard.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 29.03.2017
This year the annual working group conference “Biological Plant Protection” of the “German Scientific Society of Plant Protection and Plant Health” took place at e-nema GmbH in Schwentinental (Germany).
Karen Duncker, Monday, 13.03.2017
"On 15 February 2017, the European Parliament adopted the Motion for a Resolution on faster access to the European market for biological low-risk pesticides during its plenary session in Strasbourg."
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 15.02.2017
Every year e-nema GmbH supports young scientists from all over the world during their studies. The students, primarily from the universities of Kiel and Ghent stay for 6 month to gain deep insight into the areas of microbiology, biotechnology and nematology.
Karen Duncker, Monday, 02.01.2017
On YouTube there is a channel called „e-nema biotech“ where we established different playlists. Here you can find interesting videos on the subjects of practical application of nematodes, the expansion of our company and science videos about biocontrol.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 14.12.2016
Biological revolution in plant protection: Join us to further grow in our biocontrol market as Senior Sales Manager (f/m) for distribution of our unique, advisory-intensive biocontrol product line to our international partners.
Karen Duncker, Wednesday, 07.12.2016
The expansion of our production site is going on. The new bioreactors are mounted, next time new buildings will be added. The following video shows aerial views of our construction area and a 3D simulation of the final production site.
Karen Duncker, Tuesday, 22.11.2016
The e-nema GmbH was represented with an exhibition stand and a team of seven experts at the ABIM 2016 (Annual Biological Industry Meeting) at Basel. International business connections were intensified, new connections were attached and we had interesting conversations.
Karen Duncker, Thursday, 20.10.2016
We will be present at Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in Basel with an exhibition stand and within the scientific program Prof. Ralf-Udo Ehlers will speak about „Genetic improvement of biocontrol nematodes.”
e-nema GmbH becomes finalist 2016 in competition for a big economy award for german-medium-sized Companies
Karen Duncker, Monday, 12.09.2016
We are very proud! The award belongs to the most prestigious german economy awards.
Karen Duncker, Monday, 05.09.2016
Early in the morning many busy workers and great cranes were mounting our new bioreactors. Here are some impressions.
, Wednesday, 03.08.2016
Investment for the Future: The constant growth of our company is going on. We just build several new big bioreactors.
Michael Barth, Wednesday, 11.11.2015
The second BIOCOMES annual meeting took place at e-nema from the 4th till the 6th of November 2015. BIOCOMES is supported by the EU with nine million Euro for the development of eleven new products against plant-damaging insects and fungal diseases.
Tillmann Frank, Monday, 14.04.2014
Dear partners, friends and customers! Our enterprise is changing continuously: The team is growing, new and bigger bioreactors have been installed, further equipment and processing plants widen our service potential. For almost everything, however, we need electricity and we have now reached the limit of the current capacity of the power supply to the building.
Ralf-Udo Ehlers, Friday, 14.02.2014
e-nema GmbH is a member of a further extensive research project called BIOCOMES. This project aims to develop new biological plant protection agents to combat a host of key plant pests and diseases.
Dirk Jende-Holzmann, Thursday, 17.10.2013
e-nema GmbH is going to attend the Annnual Biocontrol Industry Meeting and discuss modern developments on the global market of biological plant protection in Basel on 21-23 October 2013.
Dirk Jende-Holzmann, Wednesday, 26.06.2013
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