North America

Biological fungicide targets powdery mildew, fusarium and phytophthora

BioSafe Systems in the US has released PVent Biological Fungicide through a partnership between BioSafe and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93 percent Gliocladium catenulam strain J1446, BioSafe said the fungicide  has unique adaption traits, meaning that it can thrive across broad ranges of temperature and humidity, both in the soil and on leaf and stem tissue. Further, the company said PVent has a natural symbiotic relationship with the rhizosphere microbiome, with part of its adaptive success coming from an enzyme it produces to specifically target pathogenic fungi. Powered by three modes of action, the company said, the fungicide is biologically programmed to rapidly colonize its host environment to defend against, attack and destroy plant pathogens. PVent can be used on field-grown crops to control a variety of pathogens including powdery mildew, fusarium, phytophthora and botrytis. (Source: Biosafe Systems)