Aug 10, 2021
AgBiome submits combo fungicide Esendo for EPA approval

AgBiome announced Aug. 10 the submission of its Esendo fungicide to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review.

Pending EPA registration, Esendo will be the first combination product that AgBiome brings to market and its third product in the last four years.

Esendo fungicide is a premix that combines Howler fungicide, which can be used on potatoes, with the active ingredient azoxystrobin. The combination has multiple modes of action for resistance management and provides activity against a broad spectrum of important diseases. Esendo can be used effectively as part of an integrated disease and resistance management program on a wide range of important crops,

“We’re pleased to submit our third product to the EPA,” said Jim Spadafora, project lead at AgBiome, through a press release. “AgBiome continues to develop highly effective, innovative crop protection products. Growers need new tools to control problematic diseases while ensuring effective resistance management. Esendo fungicide provides growers access to the combined power of the biological benefits of Howler and a proven synthetic chemistry.”

Esendo fungicide will mark AgBiome’s third fungicide submitted to the EPA to date. AgBiome has developed two biological fungicides — Howler and Theia. Howler received EPA approval in the second half of 2017, and has gained individual registration in all 50 states. Theia was submitted for EPA review in December 2019.


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