Wilhelm Beitzen Heineke studied agricultural sciences at the Georg-August University D- Goettingen. Afterwards he worked for the company KWS located in Einbeck, he was responsible for the distribution of seeds, at least especially in Russia. At the KWS he firstly came in contact with the beneficial organism Trichogramma brassicae in 1982. In 1995 Wilhelm Beitzen-Heineke founded his company BIOCARE for the production of TRICHOSAFE® (Trichogramma brassicae) as beneficial against the corn borer. In 2003 BIOCARE enter the European market and produced over 100.000 ha TRICHOSAFE® products in 2018. In 2016 BIOCARE expanding the production line by introducing a newly developed biological product ATTRACAP® which is used to fight wireworms in potato farming.
Title : ATTRACAP: An innovative attract-and-kill strategy for the control of wireworms