Eden Research plc

July 01, 2009 02:00 ET

White fly trial data update

                            Eden Research plc ("Eden" or "the Company")

                                    White Fly Trial Data Update

Following on from initial screening trials in 2008, Eden is pleased to announce the first results
of its trial series conducted by Anadiag S.R.L looking at controlling whitefly (Trialeurodes
vaporarium) in high value protected vegetable crops in Europe.

Eden's leading encapsulated terpene product gave control of the whitefly larvae and adults
comparable to the market standard "Mycotal". Full scale registration trials are planned for later
in 2009 to develop a product to control this global pest.

For trial data results please visit http://www.edenresearch.co.uk/html/products/trial-

Tim Griffiths the Chief Executive of Eden Research plc said:-

"Whitefly causes millions of dollars of crop losses every year. As resistance development
continues to grow to traditional synthetic pesticides, including abamectin, which is now coming
off patent in many major markets, growers are increasingly adopting the use of biological control
in the battle to control this pest.

The challenge for new products is to offer a level of control of the target pest without having
damaging effects on the biological controls, so that growers can integrate their use to ensure
maximum long term efficacy.

Eden's current lead compounds have demonstrated both high efficacy against whitefly but also
negligible impact upon beneficial species."

For further information:
Tim Griffiths, Chief Executive    Eden Research plcTel: 01993 868844

Eden Research plc is a UK publicly listed company on the PLUS Market, specialising in the
development of agrochemical products and intellectual property through licensing and marketing
Eden is focused on developing products for the agricultural sector through the application of
terpene chemistry and other patented environmentally friendly technologies. Eden is currently
working alongside universities and partner companies in developing its product portfolio towards
For further information please visit www.edenresearch.com.

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