To ensure global food security, it is essential to help farmers secure their crops from pests, while initiating a real ecological transition to preserve human health, the environment and nature's biodiversity.

At Agriodor, we are convinced that biocontrol constitutes a key response to these challenges.

And we are not the only ones.

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Our biocontrol expertise: understanding the relationships between plants and insects

We are developing alternatives to insecticides based on the natural scents emitted by plants. Insects are naturally very sensitive to scents and use them as a GPS to locate food, egg-laying site or to avoid certain toxic plants.

We, therefore, use natural odors to develop attractive scents (kairomones) or repellent scents (allomones). When used in the field, these scents limit insect colonization and crop damage.

Each of our solutions is composed of a fragrance and its carrier for transfer to real-life conditions in the field.

Our Research & Development Platform

In 5 years, we have built a unique R&D platform, led by an international team of PhDs who blend together analytical chemistry, insect behavior, electrophysiology, formulation and agronomic trials.

This laboratory integrates high-throughput R&D processes to reduce development time and costs for the ingredients used in our fragrances.

Our technology has valuable development potential because 80% of the world's insect pests are sensitive to odors. Our solution addresses most agricultural problems.

Agriodor IS...

private chemical ecology laboratory in Europe
biocontrol solution available for field crops based on granulated chemical mediators
the number of years required to develop a solution
new insect species found every week
yearly trial sites per crop in France and abroad
samples analyzed in the laboratory
plants sown every week
insect species
auxiliaries counted
field-tested prototypes
and more

The process

Solutions pipeline

Our solutions in action


What is biocontrol?
According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, biocontrol is a set of plant protection methods based on the use of natural mechanisms.

The solutions developed by Agriodor are part of these biocontrol methods.
What are kairomones and allomones?
Kairomones are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), produced in air, water or soil by a living being, which trigger a behavioral response in another species, providing a benefit to the latter (e.g. between a plant and an insect).

Allomones are substances produced by individuals of one species, which induce, in those of another species, a reaction favorable to the emitting species. Allomones and kairomones belong to the family of chemical mediators used in biocontrol.
How does Agriodor fragrance work?
Many insect pests use their olfactory sense to locate host plants for feeding, mating or egg-laying.

Agriodor develops fragrances that disrupt insect pests in their choice of host plant. Agriodor's fragrances can be used as part of an "attract and kill" strategy. By attracting the insect pest into a trap, or as a repellent to limit the number of pests arriving in plots.

The two strategies can also be combined to create a "push-pull" effect.
What's the difference between Agriodor fragrances and insecticides?
Our fragrances make it possible to reduce the use of phytosanitary products, while remaining efficient in controlling invasive insects and protecting crops.

They are compatible with all other crop protection methods and can be easily integrated into other global, sustainable approaches.

Unlike certain insecticides, they preserve auxiliary insects and biodiversity.
What is Blendesign™?
Blendesign™ is an R&D expertise developed by Agriodor to find the best combination of volatile organic compounds to attract or repel targeted pests.

This process blends together various experimental principles on and off the field, as well as the study of auxiliary and pollinating insects present in the agrosystem.

Blendesign™ is one of the steps involved in manufacturing our solutions.
Does Agridor's solution work on all insects?
Because 80% of invasive insects worldwide are sensitive to odors, our solution is applicabble to 80% of invasive insects.
How is Agriodor spreading in the fields?
Agriodor has developed the first biocontrol solution for mechanized application, making it accessible to field crops.

Depending on the crop system, Agriodor blends can be spread in the field via granules, puffers, traps, etc.
Could using Agriodor's solution also attract the predators of unwanted insects?
Yes, you can attract predators with these scents.

Predators such as ladybugs, lacewings and hoverflies are also sensitive to odors, and they are attracted by odors that aphids don't like.

Our solution needs to be paired with agro-ecological methods that encourage the presence of these predators on crops.
Where can I buy your products?
Fabaodor and Lentodor are available through our distribution partner Andermatt.

Our sugar beet solution will be available for purchase in 2025.
Is the cost of Agriodor solutions acceptable to the farmer?
The return on investment of our solutions for farmers is taken into consideration right from the start of product development.

We strive to maximize the efficiency of our solutions while optimizing the cost per hectare to build sustainable and economically viable agronomic systems.
Are Agriodor solutions harmful to the farmer's health or to other wildlife?
No, our products imitate the scents of insect repellent or other attractive plants.

The molecules used are identical to those found in the air in the presence of these plants.
Is there any resistance to agriodor solutions?
1. For over 400 million years, insects and plants have co-evolved, and the olfactory sense is one of the most conserved senses in insects, meaning it has evolved very little. We imitate the scents of plants which insects have no biological interest in developing resistance against.

2. Agriodor repellent solutions do not kill insects, nor do they exert selective pressure on the population.
How long does it take Agriodor to develop a solution for a new insect?
Technically, 3 years. We need to identify the VOCs that have an effect on insect behavior, and then we need to develop a product that can be used by farmer under real conditions.
Are all insects sensitive to odors?
No, not all insects are sensitive to odors. Some insects also use visual and acoustic signals instead of olfaction.

But among the senses, olfaction is the oldest and most widely used by insects to navigate the environment, find their food source, sexual partner and egg-laying site.