SOURCE: AgraQuest

AgraQuest

June 28, 2012 19:14 ET

AgraQuest Introduces BIO-TAM™ Fungicide for Control of Soil Diseases

New Product Improves Crop Quality and Yield While Controlling Key Soil Diseases

DAVIS, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2012) - AgraQuest, Inc. today announced the addition of a new product, BIO-TAM™ fungicide, to its line of soil and foliar products. BIO-TAM is labeled for a wide range of crops, including cucurbits, leafy vegetables and root and tuber vegetables such as carrots, and will be available to growers immediately.

A unique soil fungicide, BIO-TAM combines two species of Trichoderma fungi, Trichoderma asperellum and Trichoderma gamsii, to optimize control of soil borne diseases. This combination allows BIO-TAM to effectively and consistently protect crops under varying environmental conditions.

"Once applied, BIO-TAM quickly colonizes the soil and competes with plant-pathogenic fungi for critical nutrients and space. Additionally, BIO-TAM attacks the cell walls of pathogens, actively inhibiting disease infection," said Ken Phelps, North American Marketing Manager for AgraQuest. "This bi-modal activity of BIO-TAM fungicide improves crop quality and yields by enhancing overall root health, while promoting water and nutrient uptake."

The naturally occurring active ingredients of BIO-TAM help growers manage soil diseases and maximize the health of their crops. 

The launch of BIO-TAM fungicide, through a partnership with Isagro, reflects AgraQuest's continuing commitment to expand product offerings and provide growers with superior solutions for disease management and integrated pest management programs. 

BIO-TAM is a trademark of Isagro.

AgraQuest, Inc. is a global biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, manufacturing and marketing highly effective biopesticide products to increase agricultural production. As a leader in green agriculture and the emerging low chem sector, AgraQuest is at the forefront of changes in food production by providing growers with solutions that offer best-in-class control while reducing the chemical load on the environment and creating sustainable agriculture opportunities. Through its Agriculture and BioInnovations divisions, AgraQuest focuses on natural products designed for pest control and yield improvements for global agriculture, the garden and in food safety markets. For more information on the role AgraQuest innovations will play in Better Food and a Better World, visit www.agraquest.com.