Biopesticides for golf courses replacing chemical pesticides
On February 13, 2023, EnergyConverter, which manufactures and sells biopesticides, announced that it had launched a new biopesticide for golf courses, '잔디부자', which replaces chemical pesticides.
EnergyConverter is a company located in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do. The ‘잔디부자’ product developed this time is a biopesticide manufactured using natural toxic ingredients such as caffeine, trigonelline, and chlorogenic acid, which are distributed in large quantities in coffee waste.
Caffeine is an alkaloid substance that paralyzes or kills plant-eating pests. Trigonelline is also an alkaloid substance that gives off a bitter taste, and its bitter taste and toxicity are about ¼ of that of caffeine. Chlorogenic acid is a schedule of polyphenolic compounds that gives coffee beans their characteristic color.
These substances are typical insecticidal and bactericidal substances. Insecticidal and bactericidal components such as caffeine, trigonelline, and chlorogenic acid contained in coffee waste can be used as biopesticides. (Refer to the research results of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration)
There is a 'mole' as a representative harmful tide that ruins the grass of the golf course. There are many difficulties in managing the golf course by digging up the grass here and there. In order to remove moles, there is no other way than to set up a 'trap' or catch them by hand, which is impossible on a vast golf course.
The research results that these moles hate the smell of coffee were published in the US Healthy Journal. In addition, the use effect has already been proven in various domestic and foreign golf courses.
In addition, there is a 'mosquito' as a typical uninvited guest at a golf course. All golf courses are located in the mountains, so mosquito problems are unavoidable. There are so many golfers who are reluctant to go to the golf course because of mosquitoes.
However, it is impossible to spray additional chemical pesticides to get rid of these mosquitoes. A related research paper was published at Paulista University in Brazil, and it is true that 'caffeine in coffee repels mosquitoes'. (Refer to the research results of Paulista University in Brazil)
Numerous chemical pesticides are sprayed on golf courses. According to a government survey announced in 2022, an enormous amount of chemical pesticides of over 200 tons per year are sprayed on golf courses. Chemical pesticides themselves are dangerous, but the smell of chemical pesticides is also a representative problem with numerous civil complaints filed at golf courses.
There are a lot of golfers who are very reluctant to visit the golf course because they hate the smell of chemical pesticides. Is there any way to fix this serious problem? Covering the smell of chemical pesticides with the smell of coffee is a simple solution. If you imagine playing golf on the grass with the faint scent of coffee, you will find the answer.
In order to solve these serious problems arising from golf courses full of chemical pesticides, EnergyConverter newly launched ‘잔디부자’ after years of research and development.
Sulfur was added to reinforce the sterilization power, and the electrodeposition power of the drug was increased by adding an eco-friendly electrodeposition agent. To use, dilute up to 100 times in water and spray on the lawn every 7 to 10 days. The price range is 1/2 to 1/5 compared to similar products on the market.
And we are recruiting regional distributors who will passionately sell our products in the future. We are looking for people who are in the related industry or who can sell products with enthusiasm, so we ask for your support. To apply, contact the company directly at 070-8633-6651 or leave a message on the inquiry board of the company website (www.에너지컨버터.com).
An official of EnergyConverter, which developed '잔디부자', a bio-pesticide for golf courses, said, "You can meet Lawn Rich Ja at online open markets or offline stores, and EnergyConverter, as a manufacturer specializing in bio-pesticides, will contribute to the 'popularization of bio-pesticides' in the future. It will,” he said, expressing his aspirations.