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FytoFend, leader in Plant Defenses Inducers

Founded in 2009, FytoFend is known for the development, production and international marketing of the active substance COS-OGA, a biological plant defenses elicitor efficient against fungal diseases, without toxicity or ecotoxicity.


Plant protection by elecitors

Research, development and production of biological alternatives

Supported by public authorities, FytoFend conducts research, development, registration, production and marketing of biological elicitors that enhance plant defenses.

By overexpressing Salicylic Acid pathway in plants, FytoSave is a perfect tool against biotrophic agents like powdery mildews

By keeping down Salicylic Acid pathway in plants, FytoSol is a useful tool against hemibiotrophic agents like Phytophthora infestans

By overexpressing genes in photosynthesis, Fyto-6 is able to boost yield and reinforce the plant against hydric stress


World agriculture relies heavily on chemicals for crop growth and protection.

Current problems encountered by conventional pesticides concern on one hand their efficacy which is regularly broken down by rapidly evolving pathogens.

On the other hand, several active substances present up to now in classical pesticides have negative toxicological profiles for both humans and the environment.

Agriculture faces many challenges. One of them will be to provide food for 9 billion people by 2050, while arable land and the number of farmers are constantly decreasing. In addition, environment protection now appears fundamental. As such, a large number of chemicals will disappear. In other words, it’s about producing more and better with less.

With its recognized scientific and technical know-how, FytoFend SA develops solutions for the agriculture of tomorrow. Its flagship product FytoSave®, alternative to or complementary to chemical molecules, preventively stimulates the natural defenses of plants and makes crops more resistant to attacks caused by pathogens. Derived from two natural molecules (pectin and chitosan), widely present in the human diet, the patented active substance consists of an oligosaccharides complex (COS-OGA). Not only its mode of action (crop protection by stimulation of natural defenses) but also its manufacturing process (designed in terms of durability) make FytoSave® the ideal solution to support ecologically intensive agriculture.

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