|“EU looks for more products approved for spraying on crops.”
AgraQuest, a biotechnology company, have designed a new fungicide in their Serenade assortment. This new fungicide protects young plants against the profit-robbing effects of soil diseases. SERENADE(r) SOIL quickly builds a disease protection zone around the seed. As the seedling grows, the beneficial bacteria in SERENADE SOIL continue to grow, expanding the disease protection zone and attaching themselves,like armor, to the roots of the plant.
Serenade soil was introduced in the USA in 2010 and has treated more than 40,000 potato acres, as well as acres of tomatoes and cucurbits. “Serenade soil controls soil diseases, activates the plant’s own defense mechanisms and promotes growth processes and confers stress resistance”, explains Ashish Malik of AgraQuest.
Besides Serenade fungicide, AgraQuests also have Requiem and Sonata fungicide. “REQUIEM is a sucking pest insecticide that protects high-value fruits, vegetables and perennials from the scarring, yield losses and viruses these pests can cause. SONATA fungicide offers multiple levels of activity to control a broad spectrum of diseases in
fruits, vegetables and row crops.”
The company has the world’s largest R&D team dedicated to discovery of novel biopesticides. BASF is in charge of the sales outside the NAFTA-region. “We are expanding to Europe. As this continent is looking for more products approved for spraying on the crops.”
For more information contact: www.agraquest.com
Publication date: 3/11/2011