Portugal: Seipasa Bioinsecticide Label Extended to Control Drosophila in Berries

Seipasa, the Spanish company specialized in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, biofungicides, and biostimulants for agriculture, has obtained the extension of the phytosanitary registration for its bioinsectide Pirecris in Portugal.

This new certification applies to the control of Drosophila suzukii, commonly known as spotted wing drosophila, on berries and adds to the already existing registration of this product in Portugal for the control of aphids, whitefly, and leafhoppers, such as the smaller green leafhopper, in a wide variety of crops.


Pirecris is a bioinsecticide designed with an exclusive formulation thanks to the perfect balance between the PI and PII molecules that form its active substance, affording it maximum insecticidal efficacy for crops grown in the field and greenhouse.

The micro-molecules in its formulation condense and generate a stable, balanced network throughout the solution. They have an insecticidal effect that acts by blocking the respiratory system of eggs and larvae and by providing perfect coverage of leaves and insects.

In addition to Portugal, Pirecris is also registered in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Mexico, and Morocco, among other countries.

Pepe Martínez, Seipasa’s business development manager for Europe, welcomes this extension of the product label and highlights the product’s proven efficacy in controlling and eliminating pests.

Drosophila suzukii is a pest that has spread very quickly throughout most European countries. It causes significant crop losses and is particularly damaging to red berry crops. I believe I am right in stating that Pirecris is the solution that berry producers have been waiting for to control this pest,” José Martínez explained.

Experience and Efficacy in Pest Control

Seipasa’s business development manager for Europe stressed that with this new extension of the Pirecris product label in Portugal, Seipasa is able to offer berry producers a solution with broad effectiveness in combatting pests that pose the greatest threat to crops.

“Pirecris comes under Seipasa’s Natural Technology brand, with an exclusive, innovative formulation to respond to all types of pest control situations with great efficacy and precision. Pirecris also degrades quickly and has a short preharvest interval. “It is ideal,” José Martinez adds, “for use in integrated pest management programs and organic production systems.”

Seipasa’s business development manager for Europe underlined the product’s extensive, proven international track record, and explained that it has obtained phytosanitary registration in eight countries, also pointing out that a new extension of the label is due to be approved in the next few months for its use on high value-added crops in strategic European markets.

“Pirecris is a product that we are constantly building on and enhancing. The fact that it has phytosanitary registrations for agricultural systems in different countries worldwide, some of which with very diverse climate and environment conditions, allows us to amass a great deal of experience and knowledge, helping us improve Pirecris as an effective, precise solution,” he concluded.