Dudutech Webinar: Understanding Nematodes for Practical Farmers

Globally, nematodes cause US$125 billion in crop losses, making them the single most important pest to threaten food security. With over 4100 phytoparasitic nematode species threatening global crops and increasing pressure to reduce reliance on chemical controls, understanding and implementing effective and sustainable management is critical in 2023. We have joined up with Ecospray and […]

Read more | 23.10.23

Get a 30% discount on Microbials – TRICHOTECH, MYTECH, BEAUVITECH, LECATECH and NEMATECH S

Using beneficial nematodes and fungi as biocontrols allows growers to easily defend their crops on a microscopic level, helping improve plant and soil health, as well as promoting the health and safety of end customers and farmers alike. Crop roots are vulnerable to attack by a variety of insect pests and fungal diseases which co-habit […]

Read more | 16.03.23

Boost your soil health with TRICHOTECH WP and MYTECH WP

Sustainably defend crops against plant-killing fungi and nematodes. Crop roots are vulnerable to attack by a variety of parasitic nematodes and fungal diseases which co-habit their soil. Growers who use MYTECH® WP and TRICHOTECH® WP on their crops defend their roots with naturally occurring beneficial fungi colonies and boost their soil and plant health. Integrating […]

Read more | 31.08.22

Understanding nematodes could unlock the potential of your farm.

A key to unlocking the potential of a crop is buried in the upper layers of the soil. Living within soil water pockets are worm-like micro-organisms called nematodes (phylum Nematoda). These tiny creatures amass large populations and in agriculture, they can help or hinder. Some nematodes are plant-parasitic (or PPNs for short), causing over $100 […]

Read more | 23.07.22

Get ahead of Thrips and Whitefly using our range of EPFs!

Buy LECATECH® WP or BEAUVITECH® WP and get a 5% discount.* Thrips and whiteflies can be a major challenge to growers as their numbers can quickly balloon, causing significant crop losses in their wake. By using LECATECH® WP and BEAUVITECH® WP, growers can sustainably manage these pests without negatively impacting the environment, people and other non-target organisms. […]

Read more | 21.07.22

Craig Oulton completed the Lewa Marathon, barefoot!

By Cory Smit – Dudutech In an inspirational feat of endurance, Craig Oulton (former Dudutech board member), completed the full 42.2km Lewa Safari Marathon ‘22 barefoot in just under 5 hours. Craig said he took on the barefoot challenge to raise funds for “Sports4Change, a wholly Kenyan charity organization that sponsors the education of orphans […]

Read more | 04.07.22

Construction of new canteen and office buildings take shape at Ladybird farm

Ladybird farm is buzzing as the new canteen and office building sites become vertical. The new canteen and office buildings are part of a project to centralise daily life at Dudutech. The office building will be home to operations, finance, commercial, HR and specialist services under its 720m² roof. The canteen features a galley kitchen, […]

Read more | 20.02.22

Steinernema carpocapsae production underway at Dudutech’s biorational labs

S. carpocapsae is a powerful novel entomopathogenic nematode already in use in Europe and the US, and our production capabilities have helped create additional availability. Cutworms (Agrotis spp.) and leatherjackets (Tipula spp.) are larval stage pests that damage vegetable, cereal and root crops by biting and feeding on the plant stems and leaves. To combat […]

Read more | 20.02.22

Catherine Gacheri prepares for a new role as Regional Technical Manager 

As Catherine Gacheri prepares for her new role as “Regional Technical Manager”, we reflect on her history in IPM at Dudutech.   During her 21 year tenure at Dudutech, Catherine Gacheri has blazed a trail for IPM in Kenya and now Africa. Having worked in every part of Dudutech, Catherine is uniquely positioned – with […]

Read more | 17.02.22

Zimbabwe’s Forrester Estate team and Phil Weller tour Ladybird Farm

Forging strong relationships In mid-January 2022, Dudutech hosted Phil Weller from Dudutech Zimbabwe and his customers, Chris and Ferdinand from Forrester Estate for a tour of Ladybird Farm in Naivasha, Kenya. The trip aimed to provide a deeper understanding of the products and capabilities directly to the farmers. The group took part in a special […]

Read more | 16.02.22

New Senior Technical Lead Appointed to UG and TZ

To support our growers in the rest of East Africa, Dudutech has appointed Festus Kilee as Senior Technical Lead, Tanzania and Uganda. Festus will drive engagement with customers and allow Dudutech to better serve them. Festus brings considerable experience to his new role having spent 3 years in Ethiopia serving Sher Afriflora, the world’s biggest flower farm, after working in IPM for cut flowers and vegetables in Kenya.  […]

Read more | 15.12.21

Protecting our team through COVID-19 vaccination

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our team’s health and safety and joining the global drive to eliminate COVID-19, Dudutech is rolling out a vaccination program to the entire team. According to Benjamin Desruelle, Dudutech’s COO, the program which started on 16 April 2021 is “targeting a 100% vaccination rate for the first […]

Read more | 30.11.21

Training for end-to-end QC protocols in Ethiopia a success

Building knowledge and understanding through QC training Earlier this year, Constance Muholo, Dudutech Macrobial QC Manager, and the quality team from Dudutech went to Sher Afriflora’s 490Ha rose farm located at Ziway, Ethiopia to set up a QC bench at their facility. The project aimed at building customer-side knowledge and understanding, and provides end-to-end QC […]

Read more | 10.11.21

Phil Weller Nominated to sit on Biopesticide Advisory Board

Phil Weller from Dudutech Zimbabwe has been nominated to represent the private sector on the Biopesticides Project Advisory Board by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). The board is made up of experts from the industry, research and academia, regulators and farmer bodies, and will collaborate and consult on “Enhancing Trade Through […]

Read more | 11.08.21

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Trichotech WP now approved in Ethiopia

Dudutech’s Ethiopia team are excited to announce that TRICHOTECH WP has been approved for importation and use in Ethiopia, giving growers a powerful new tool for preventing diseases caused by Fusarium spp. and promoting good soil health. Our team have been working closely with local authorities to bring TRICHOTECH WP to market for Ethiopian growers. […]

Read more | 06.08.21

Karibu Benjamin, Dudutech’s new COO

FAO: Dudutech WebsiteREF: Benjamin Desruelle appointment.DOI: 25/03/21 Dear All,It is with great pleasure that I announce that Benjamin Desruelle will be joining Dudutech in the role of Chief Operating Officer – Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd. Benjamin will be a member of the Dudutech Board of Directors and will be reporting to me as Managing […]

Read more | 01.04.21

Dudutech acquired by Bioline Agrosciences (Invivo Group), Press Release

_____________________________________________  FAO:    Press Release REF:    Dudutech acquired by Bioline Agrosciences (Invivo Group) DOI:     Tuesday, February 23, 2021   *Start* Dudutech, a division of Flamingo Group International, announces that they have been acquired by Bioline Agrosciences, a subsidiary of InVivo Group. By joining up with Bioline Agrosciences (InVivo), Dudutech becomes part of a world-class IPM […]

Read more | 23.02.21

Dudutech celebrates seven long service awards in 2020

Earlier today, I was so incredibly proud to hand out six new Flamingo Horticulture Long Service Awards to members of the Dudutech team, for a total of 70 years of dedicated service. These new inductees are a perfect example of why we strive to build a working environment with a culture which develops careers rather than jobs. […]

Read more | 04.12.20

Delivering quality through rigorous standards

A look into how we use our Packing and Logistics Centre to drive quality for our customers. By Cory Smit, Dudutech Marketing Photo: An aerial photograph of Dudutech’s Packhouse and Logistics Centre at Ladybird Farm, Naivasha (Dudutech, 2020). Rearing biologicals is one thing – getting them around the world, alive and ready to feast, is […]

Read more | 12.10.20

Beauveria bassiana: What about the bees?

The effect of Beauvitech on nature’s little helpers By John Ogechah and Cory Smit   Beauveria bassiana is a well-known soil-dwelling entomopathogenic (insect-killing) fungus found all over the world. For more than 100 years, tons of B. bassiana spores (e.g. Beauvitech®) have been commercially produced and used for biological control of insect pests worldwide. Growers […]

Read more | 27.07.20

Thrips: Early Detection Is Key!

Mastering monitoring tools for improved Thrips control. By Festus Kilee, John Ogechah and Cory Smit As more growers around the world face Thrips (Order: Thysanoptera) and the crop challenges they bring, information and understanding have never been more important. Unnoticed Thrips challenges pose a significant threat to growers as their populations can quickly balloon, impacting […]

Read more | 23.06.20

“Dudutech recycles about 577kgs of plastic per week”

“Having the preservation of the environment at our core, we continually ask ourselves what more we can do to help build a sustainable future.” – Barnaba Rotich By Cory Smit, Dudutech Marketing   As hygiene supervisor at Dudutech, Antony Matete oversees the recycling of 10,500 product bottles and 200 high-density boxes per week, helping to […]

Read more | 04.06.20

Dudutech moves to connect customers and R&D

Meet the new Technical Product Team By: Cory Smit – Dudutech Marketing and Communications Dudutech is excited to announce the introduction of the new Technical Product Team, John Ogechah and George Mala. The newly created role comes as part of a commitment to continuous improvement and aims at connecting all arms of the business to […]

Read more | 16.04.20

In memory of Philip Carlton-Smith

The Dudutech team is deeply saddened by the passing of Philip Carlton-Smith on 26 March 2020.  As CEO of Ecospray and IBMA UK Chairman, Philip Carlton-Smith has been a part of the Dudutech community for over 5 years, uniting behind a common cause to promote sustainable agriculture. According to Ecospray’s Chairman, Stephen Falder, Philip had […]

Read more | 06.04.20

Memo from the MD: COVID-19

FAO: External and Internal Communications REF: Covid19 DOI: 19/03/2020 The health and safety of our community of customers, employees and partners across the world remains our top priority. As a business we have installed strict measures in our operations to reduce risk against Covid19 / Coronavirus: Frozen all non-essential visits to our facilities. Frozen all […]

Read more | 19.03.20

Farewell Martin Hudson!

Martin Hudson stepping down as CEO Flamingo Horticulture Investments, Dudutech’s parent company, has announced this week that Martin Hudson will be stepping down as CEO, bringing his 25-year career in the business to a close. Martin was instrumental in driving Flamingo to become what it is today – the leading premium flower and fresh produce […]

Read more | 30.10.19

TreeTech 2019 a success

Thanks to the incredible turn-out, “TreeTech 2019 – Growing avocados in a new era” was a fantastic success with over 80 growers from the avocado industry in attendance at the World Agroforestry Centre and more than 2600 minutes streamed live on Facebook. The event which focussed on the sustainable production of avocados brought together industry […]

Read more | 05.07.19

NEMguard® active ingredient now on PPPL

Garlic extract officially added to PPPL and PoKeMon positive list The active ingredient in NEMguard, garlic extract, has been officially added to the PPPL (Plant Protection Product List) and PoKeMon positive list by FoodExperts S.L. As the name suggests, these specially curated lists promote the legal, safe and responsible use of plant protection products. For […]

Read more | 28.06.19

261 Trained at Sher Afriflora, Ethiopia

  Dudutech Ethiopia and the Dudutech Training Department joined forces to roll out a training programme for Sher Afriflora, spanning 261 employees and three of their farms in Ethiopia. The core focus of the training was geared towards raising basic IPM awareness among the participants, including over 60 at management-level and more than 180 scouts. […]

Read more | 21.06.19

Dudutech Zimbabwe’s Phil Weller Selected for Nuffield Scholarship

Phil Weller, authorised Dudutech distributor for Zimbabwe, has been selected as a Nuffield International Farming Scholar for 2019. The prestigious global programme focuses on building personal capacity, propagating excellence in agriculture and driving thought leadership on local and international levels. Since its establishment by Lord Nuffield in 1947, the scholarship has inducted 1,700 agriculturalists from […]

Read more | 02.03.19

The War on Red Spider Mites

Despite their tiny size, red spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) have a big impact on global agriculture, causing extensive damage to a wide variety of plants and crops and they have a terrifying super-power. These tiny super-pests are potentially resistant to the narrow range of available acceptable pesticides. However, the agriculture industry has minute but powerful […]

Read more | 01.03.19

Zimbabwean authorities approve range of ICM products from Dudutech

After a rigorous registration process, Phil Weller, the official distributor of Dudutech products in Zimbabwe, has received the official rubber stamp on a range of pest and crop management solutions. Among the products now available to farmers in Zimbabwe are MYTECH, TRICHOTECH, LECATECH and BEAUVITECH, microbial products used for the management of pests and diseases, […]

Read more | 01.02.19

Dudutech cutting edge pest controls now available in Tanzania

Growers in Tanzania can now benefit from a range of Dudutech’s biological pest control products. The portfolio approved by Tanzanian authorities includes beneficial mites and fungi used to sustainably protect crops against Thrips, red spider mites and root knot nematodes. The products, traded as BEAUVITECH, MYTECH and PHYTOTECH, enable flower and vegetable growers to harness […]

Read more | 22.01.19

Flamingo commits $2.4million investment to Dudutech expansion

Flamingo Horticulture Investments (FHI Ltd), a Sun Capital Europe portfolio organisation, announced that they will make a further investment of USD 2.4Million in subsidiary business Dudutech, Africa’s leading Biological Pesticide Manufacturer. Dudutech a is high growth biotechnology business in operation since 2001 that plays a critical role in allowing their many international and Kenyan customers […]

Read more | 19.12.17

ABIM 2017: The Biggest Biocontrols Gathering – Ever

Photo: David Cary, IBMA Executive Director said “We are constantly encouraged by the growth in visitor numbers this is a reflection of the Steering Committee’s continuing commitment to promoting a unique event showcasing innovation, excellence and professionalism in the industry.” Dudutech was at the biggest gathering of the biocontrol industry ever, held in October this […]

Read more | 05.12.17

Dudutech enters distribution partnership with Elgon Kenya

Photo: Tom Mason (MD – Dudutech), Mr Baiju Kantaria (MD – Elgon Kenya Ltd) and Mr Bimal Kantaria (MD – Elgon Kenya Ltd) during the signing of the distribution partnership. On the 11th October 2017, Dudutech partnered with Elgon Kenya as distributors of our bio-control products. Elgon Kenya controls a countrywide network of stockists and agrovets making […]

Read more | 02.11.17

Dudutech awarded funding for beans research from Agri-Tech Catalyst Fund Round 5

Project title: Improving consistency of yields and quality of large-scale and smallholder bean production in Kenya by precision management of soil, water and pathogens The fresh vegetable industry forms a vital part of Kenya’s economy. Kenyan growers export around 60,000 tonnes of fine and runner beans each year, worth £385M at retail sales value, with […]

Read more | 10.04.17

2017 Thrips seminar by Dudutech & Dow Agrosciences

This is a fantastic opportunity for growers to gain excellent insight and knowledge on Thrips management. With main speaker, Arturo Goldarazena, sharing his knowledge from working with mites and insects since the 90’s. For more information about the event – follow the event on our Facebook page Or contact John Ogechah: Mobile:  +254 (0) 722509746 […]

Read more | 17.03.17

Dudutech and Dow Agrosciences launch thrips training seminar!

Dudutech and Dow Agrosciences are pleased to invite all growers for a one-day conference titled “New perspectives in Thrips Management” to be held as follows; March 30th ,2017 –Enashipai Resort-Naivasha March 31st ,2017 –Kongoni Camp-Nanyuki The main speaker will be Arturo Golderazana ,a Thrips specialist from the Earth and Life Institute- Université Catholique de Louvain(Belgium). […]

Read more | 01.03.17

Incredible maize growth with Tricotech® WP

Great to the see #impact that #tricotech has on #maize – TRICHOTECH ® WP contains spores of Trichoderma asperellum an antagonistic fungus that is used globally for control of soil borne fungal diseases including Fusarium spp., Rhizoctonia spp., Sclerotinia spp., and Pythium spp. In addition, this strain is known to have the ability to increase […]

Read more | 01.03.17

Dudutech hosts guests from JICA and JKUAT

Great day with our visitors at Dudutech Kenya. Professors from Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine and Okayama University through JICA Kenya (Japan International Co-operation Agency). Thank you JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University) for your support.

Read more | 13.11.16

Presenting Dudutech Europe at IFTF Vijfhuizen Trade Show

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Read more | 12.11.16

Protecting Chrysanthemum Flowers from Red Spider Mites at Hampie Flower, NL

The Dudutech team visits Hampie Flower in the Netherlands who are growing beautiful Chrysanthemum flowers. They have now become loyal Dudutech customers using our product Phytotech to protect the flowers from Red Spider Mites.  

Read more | 01.11.16

Amblytech C Success with Zantedeschia farm, Call de Roon, NL

The Dudutech Team in the Netherlands visits our loyal customer, Machiel de Roon at the Call de Roon farm. Machiel is growing healthy Zantedeschia flowers and using Dudutech‘s Amblytech C to protect the crop from Thrips and Broad Mites. We interviewed Machiel about his farming techniques and his experience with Dudutech so far. He expresses […]

Read more | 01.11.16

Dudutech at IFTF, Vijfhuizen

We are excited to be exhibiting at the 2016 IFTF Trade Show in Vijfhuizen, Holland. We invite you to visit our stand C4.20 to meet our team and discuss how we can help you with Integrated Pest Management. Follow us on our social media platforms on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of November for live […]

Read more | 28.10.16

Dudutech featured in the Farmers Review Africa

We are excited to share with you that Dudutech was featured in the September/October issue of the Farmers Review Africa. Read about all the work Dudutech has been doing in the Agricultural Innovation sector in Africa. Featured on the cover of this issue is our Managing Director, Thomas Mason.      

Read more | 27.10.16

A fascinating Cryptotech story

One of Dudutech’s oldest clients, RedLands Roses, shared some very exciting news with us. Our Technical Sales Operator, Hannah Kibiru, applied Dudutech’s product, Cryptotech, three times in a section of one of their greenhouses one month ago. Cryptotech (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri) is the most active Mealy Bug predator. Both the larval and adult stages of this […]

Read more | 17.10.16

Dudutech’s BioPesticide Launch for the Smallscale Farmer

On the 26th of August, Dudutech partnered with Kenya Markets Trust and KALRO (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization) to create National awareness on the importance of using BioPesticides and share learnings on the pilot projects ran by Dudutech in Kirinyaga and Meru Counties.

Read more | 14.10.16

Enhancing BioPesticide use with smallholder Farmers in Kenya

We are proud to share this project with the support of Kenya Markets Trust, Gatsby Africa, and the Department for International Development – UK

Read more | 14.10.16

Agrichemicals and ever more intensive farming will not feed the world

The Guardian Article by:Felicity Lawrence To view the rest of this article click here The latest frontier is Africa, where there is a new scramble to spread the agroindustrial model of farming. It may well be in Africa, however, that a different, more ecological vision of the food future emerges. I had a glimmer of […]

Read more | 10.10.16

October Open House Training Calendar

Dudutech is offering a variety of courses this October from the 10th- 14th of October. Each day we are providing a different course for you to choose from. For any price inquiries please contact dudutechtrainers@dudutech.com and confirm your booking

Read more | 10.10.16

A Dudutech Potato Story– Trichotech Drench

Meet David, a loyal Dudutech supporter who enjoys helping his father with farming work in Zimbabwe. David and his father were offloading a shipment from farmer, Gareth Palmer, when they came across this 1.88kg potato! Gareth’s biggest potato weighed 2.08kgs! Gareth has been using Dudutech’s #Trichotech product for his potato crop in conjunction with his […]

Read more | 07.10.16

Dudutech’s IFBA Certified Professionals – Eric Langat

Dudutech is proud to announce that our Production Coordinator, Eric Langat, is now an IFBA Certified Professional. Congratulations to Eric for his excellent scores on the Biorisk Management Certification Exam. Save

Read more | 07.10.16

Dudutech’s IFBA Certified Professionals – Vitalis Wekesa (PhD)

Dudutech is proud to announce that our Biorationals Business Manager, Vitalis Wekesa (Ph D), is now an IFBA Certified Professional. Join us in congratulating Vitalis on his Biorisk Management Certification Exam.

Read more | 07.10.16

How nematodes ‘customise’ the crops they eat

Invisible to the naked eye, nematodes that parasitize plants are a huge threat to agriculture, causing billions of dollars in crop losses every year. New research shows that these tiny worms use a specialized hormone to help them feed from the plant—a finding that could one day lead to crop plants with enhanced resistance to these […]

Read more | 26.03.16

Advantages of using biopesticides compared to chemical pesticides

Biopesticides, also known as biological controls or biocontrols, are organisms used to manage pests or diseases and are most notably used in agriculture. Biopesticides use natural food chains to manage pests and diseases by taking advantage of predator-prey or parasite-host relationships. With this method, growers can sustainably manage crop pests without harming non-target organisms, the […]

Read more | 03.03.16

Dudutech MD to Speak at the GFIA Summit 2016

The GFIA Summit (Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture), will be held in Abu Dhabi between the 16th – 17th of February, 2016. This is one of the most important global events in the agricultural industry’s calendar, where stakeholders meet to discuss and unveil the latest innovations in the industry. What’s even more exciting is […]

Read more | 11.02.16

Agricultural policies in Africa could be harming the poorest

Agricultural policies aimed at alleviating poverty in Africa could be making things worse, according to research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Published this month in the journal World Development, the study finds that so-called ‘green revolution’ policies in Rwanda – claimed by the government, international donors and organisations such as the International Monetary […]

Read more | 09.02.16

Organic Control of Aphids

There’s a similarity that’s found in aphids, scale, mealybug and whiteflies. It is that they are are all sap-suckers. What’s more? They all release a sweet, sticky liquid that oozes from them as they suck juice from the plants. When this solution lands on the plant, sooty mould takes hold. This ashen-looking fungus does not […]

Read more | 03.02.16

Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Opportunity

The Case for Change There are, essentially, two truths today about African agriculture: significant progress has been made, and there is potential for much more. Several figures point out the progress. Agricultural production has increased 160 percent over the past 30 years, far above the global average of 100 percent, although lagging South America (174 […]

Read more | 27.01.16

Research: Weed blasting offers new control method for organic farmers

Weeds are a major scourge for organic growers, who often must invest in multiple control methods to protect crop yields. A relatively new weed control method known as abrasive weeding, or “weed blasting,” could give organic growers another tool. The method, recently field-tested at the University of Illinois, is surprisingly effective. In conjunction with plastic […]

Read more | 22.01.16

How to find a market for your farm products

You have spent a whole season tending to your crops, all the while dreaming of how much you will earn when your produce reaches the market. Along the way you even found them healthy enough and #instaworthy. Now they are ready for harvesting but, to where? All of a sudden the fantasy evaporates and in […]

Read more | 15.01.16

Closer look reveals nematode nervous systems differ

Nematodes, an abundant group of roundworms that exist in nearly every habitat, have long been used as model organisms for studying the function of neurons – the basic unit of animal nervous systems. For years, it was assumed that neuron anatomy was remarkably similar across this large and diverse group. A recent study by University […]

Read more | 15.01.16

Video: The Dudutech team discusses new farm methods on prime time television

Read more | 12.01.16

Dudutech - Pest - Aphids

Aphids balance their diets by rebuilding plant amino acids

Aphids suck up an almost endless supply of sugary sap from their plant hosts. They can survive on this junk food diet because bacterial partners help them convert the handful of amino acids in the sap into other, essential amino acids–not by recycling them, but by breaking them down and rebuilding from scratch, a new […]

Read more | 09.01.16

French Beans

Role of IPM in reduction of pesticide residues in export beans

French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important horticultural crop in Kenya and accounts for over 60% of all exported vegetables

Read more | 01.06.14

Dudutech - Pest - Mealy bugs

Biological pesticides are key to improving sustainability

Finlays Horticulture, a supplier to M&S, are moving away from using synthetic pesticides, in response to increasing concerns over the effect they are having on the environment

Read more | 25.05.14

Dudutech - Pest - Aphids

The impetus of ‘hot spot treatment’ approach to bio-control in ornamentals

IPM practitioners must continuously innovate and adopt specific techniques to judiciously manage pests in a sustainable way

Read more | 19.05.14