Eden’s innovation fights nematodes, a pest known to cause severe damage to crops both open field and greenhouses.
The country's Ministry of Agriculture has given commercial partner, the Eastman Chemical Company, the green light and in doing so it has provided the first authorisation of any Eden-formulated product for use in greenhouse applications in Europe.
"There are multiple, significant opportunities for the use of Cedroz in greenhouse applications which means that the authorisation in Belgium, where the primary use will be in greenhouses, is a very good starting point for authorisations to come in other EU member states,” said Eden chief executive, Sean Smith.
The company said Cedroz represented an “attractive alternative” for farmers looking to fight nematodes in an environmentally friendly way.
Unlike many other products, Cedroz is residue-free and has a zero-day pre-harvest interval, thereby allowing applications right up to harvest, if required.