May 11, 2021
Vive’s ‘three-way’ fungicide gets EPA approval

AZterknot fungicide from Vive Crop Protection recently received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

AZterknot fungicide is the world’s first three-way fungicide combination that harnesses the benefits of biologicals, the performance of chemistry and the ease of Allosperse. Allosperse is proprietary nano-polymer technology developed by Vive Crop Protection that allows previously incompatible products to be mixed and applied in one application, reducing fuel, time and water usage.

Registered in a broad range of crops for soil and foliar applications, AZterknot provides the plant health and disease control benefits of two market-leading active ingredients: Reynoutria extract and azoxystrobin, the disease-fighting active found in AZteroid FC 3.3 from Vive Crop Protection. These two modes of action combine with Vive’s patented Allosperse technology to provide unparalleled handling ease and efficiency, systemic disease control and activation of the plant’s natural defense mechanisms.

“Biologicals are a large and growing segment, because they add additional performance and environmental benefits,” said Darren Anderson, CEO, Vive Crop Protection. “But until now, delivering them to the field has been a challenge. For the first time, we have used Vive’s patented Allosperse Delivery System to combine a biological and a chemical in the same jug. This provides growers the best of both worlds, allowing them to save valuable resources and money while increasing crop yields.

“AZterknot is the first step in mobilizing the power of both biological and chemical active ingredients, using our Allosperse technology. Vive is working on a pipeline of products to integrate a broad range of biological actives with Allosperse and other trusted chemistries to provide grower solutions that were not possible before.”

According to a recent Lux Research report, Joshua Haslun said, “One of the greatest challenges for biological products (is) in wide distribution and competition with conventional synthetics. Solving for shelf life and compatibility issues when used in combination with synthetic products would be a blockbuster advance for a biological product. With this in mind, Vive’s current partnership with Marrone represents an opportunity to prove the additive value of the Allosperse technology.”

RELATED: Marrone Bio, Vive to combine technologies for new bio crop protection products.

The EPA-approved AZterknot fungicide to address fungal diseases in important food, fiber and fuel crops. There is a growing demand, and an unmet need for a solution to address the annual U.S. market of over 200 million acres of potatoes, corn, rice, soybeans, peanuts, cotton and sugarbeets.

Based on grower case studies, Vive products are estimated to have saved U.S. farmers 34 million gallons of water, 189,000 gallons of fuel and 15,000 hours of farm labor since 2018.

AZterknot will be available this summer through distributor and retail commercial channels in the U.S.

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