In this new video, Summit Agro USA R&D manager Dr. Eric Tedford introduces the game-changing hybrid fungicide REGEV™, the first fungicide to combine the disease-fighting powers of botanical and chemical ingredients. The video shows Dr. Tedford explaining the multiple modes of action provided by the active ingredients Tea Tree Oil and Difenoconazole, which impart preventative, curative and anti-sporulent activity, plus much more. He also covers a variety of field trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of REGEV against a broad-spectrum of fungal and bacterial diseases in a wide range of crops.
In this new training video, Summit Agro USA R&D manager Dr. Eric Tedford dives into the properties of TIMOREX ACT fungicide and its active ingredient Tea Tree Oil, explaining why this product is truly remarkable for broad-spectrum control of fungal and bacterial diseases in a wide variety of crops for both organic and conventional production.
Agronomic Update on Pecan Scab Control with REGEV™ Hybrid Fungicide
Listen to Dr. Eric Tedford, head of Research & Development at Summit Agro USA, provide an agronomic update on pecan scab, and how to control it with new REGEV hybrid fungicide.
New REGEV Fungicide Creates Step Change in Plant Disease Control
DURHAM, NC —
Summit Agro USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the first hybrid fungicide for US agriculture – REGEV®. This next generation disease control product combines the benefits of a botanical product with the advantages of a conventional fungicide.
“REGEV brings together Tea Tree Oil and difenoconazole giving growers across a variety of crops a very effective disease control product, while reducing chemical usage and providing effective resistance management control,” said Fred Yates, Summit Agro marketing manager for botanical products. “The preventative and curative activity of REGEV with a broad crop and disease control label, plus its ability to enhance plant growth and yield all provide significant value to growers,” Yates added.
The hybrid nature of new REGEV means reducing the chemical load in treated crops, which differentiates it from conventional options. In addition, the multiple modes of action with REGEV presents a very low probability for the development of resistance or cross resistance in plant pathogens.
REGEV will be introduced in major crops such as soybeans, rice and potatoes as well as specialty crops including cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, bulb vegetables, brassica leafy vegetables, legume vegetables, grapes, tree nuts and citrus.
Yates explained that “studies have shown that the addition of Tree Tea Oil to difenoconazole improved the efficacy of difenoconazole and its sensitivity against fungal isolates.” The bottom line is growers can now obtain excellent disease control from two modes of action, yet with only one residue.
Summit Agro USA launches solutions-centric website plus introduces VERDEPRYN insecticide and TIMOREX ACT fungicide
DURHAM, NC – Summit Agro USA proudly announces the launch of its new website designed from the ground up to be a solutions-centric tool for growers, dealers, consultants and PCAs.
“We surveyed our customers and distribution partners about website resources. What we found was that these other sites tend to be product-focused in their approach,” said Bill Lewis, Summit Agro CEO. “We wanted our website to be an easily searchable tool that allows users to quickly and simply get answers for the control of the specific pests threatening their particular crops. This mobile-friendly website fits with Summit Agro’s overall strategy of bringing the market a unique mix of conventional and biological offerings.”
In order to achieve this, a robust database drives the site’s search function. It catalogs multiple diseases, insects and weeds for over 600 crops. This makes the Summit Agro website among the most comprehensive, easy-to-use sites in the industry.
In addition to the launch of the new website, Summit Agro has brought to market two new products — VERDEPRYN 100SL insecticide and TIMOREX ACT fungicide.
VERDEPRYN insecticide allows growers to maximize both yields and crop quality by providing exceptional broad-spectrum insect control in pome fruit, stone fruit, grapes, berries, tree nuts and citrus. “We have been pleased with the results seen with HARVANTA insecticide in vegetable crops. Now we can bring that same successful active ingredient — CYCLAPRYN® — to additional crops in the form of VERDEPRYN,” said Mary DeMers, Summit Agro marketing manager for insecticides and fungicides. “VERDEPRYN is a Group 28 insecticide with a control spectrum that is competitive with, or better than, most currently available diamide insecticides and does so with much less active ingredient.”
A purely organic formulation, TIMOREX ACT is a botanical broad-spectrum fungicide with preventative and curative activity based on an extract of the tree tea plant. “An OMRI-listed product, TIMOREX ACT is poised to meet the rigorous standards for sustainable agriculture,” said Fred Yates, Summit Agro marketing manager for biologicals.
Follow these links to learn more about these exciting crop protection products: VERDEPRYN • TIMOREX ACT
INTRODUCING REGEV, THE FIRST HYBRID FUNGICIDE THAT COMBINES THE DISEASE CONTROL ACTIVITY OF A NATURAL BOTANICAL FUNGICIDE WITH THE STRENGTH & ACTIVITY OF A CHEMICAL INGREDIENT.
REGEV is a combination of Tea Tree Oil (TTO) and difenoconazole, and controls a broad range of plant diseases on arable crops, fruits, and vegetables. Growers can now obtain the excellent disease control activity from multiple modes of action, with only one residue.
With preventative and curative activity, efficacy against a broad spectrum of bacterial and fungal diseases in a wide range of crops, plus the ability to enhance plant growth and yield, REGEV provides significant value to growers. These attributes make REGEV an important new component in potato disease management and control programs.
REGEV allows farmers to reduce synthetic pesticide usage, maintain a strong resistance management program while still obtaining excellent crop disease control against both fungal and bacterial pathogens. Studies have shown that a combination of TTO together with difenoconazole improved the efficacy of difenoconazole and the sensitivity of difenoconazole against fungal isolates which exhibited a lower sensitivity to difenoconazole.
TIMOREX GOLD® Biofungicide Now Available to California Growers
DURHAM, NC —
Summit Agro USA announces registration in California for TIMOREX® GOLD, a natural botanical broad-spectrum fungicide. TIMOREX GOLD is the world’s leading biofungicide and used in nearly 40 countries worldwide. It provides strong control of many common fungal and bacterial diseases including Powdery mildews, Early blight, and Botrytis in a wide range of crops.
“TIMOREX GOLD has been specifically formulated to keep early season disease pressures low. It can also be used late in the season due to its short PHI and REI requirements” said Fred Yates, Summit Agro Marketing Manager. “Plus, this innovative mode of action helps prevent resistance development in synthetic disease programs. When used in rotational programs TIMOREX GOLD has demonstrated improved plant vigor and yield.”
With a unique 46 FRAC code, the development of TIMOREX GOLD was based on a complex blend of natural chemicals from a plant extract from the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). Based on this, TIMOREX GOLD will bring California producers a wide range of features and benefits that include:
Multiple modes of action
Control of a wide range of plant pathogens, particularly bacterial and ascomycete diseases
No residues; no MRL
No measurable effect on beneficial insects and bees
Easily adapted into sustainable and IPM practices
Non-persistent in the environment
“We are excited to add TIMOREX GOLD to the Summit Agro portfolio of products in California. The broad-spectrum benefits to growers from TIMOREX GOLD across numerous crops will be immediate,” Yates added.
Seipasa and Summit Agro USA Sign an Alliance to Distribute SEICAN Biopesticide in the USA
Seipasa, the Spanish international company specializing in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, and Summit Agro USA, dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to the crop protection market, are announcing an agreement for the distribution and market development of SEICAN botanical-based biopesticide throughout the USA.
Under this agreement, Summit Agro USA will market and sell the product formulated and developed by Seipasa. Seican is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is OMRI certified.
Seican presents a dual mode of action as insecticide and acaricide. Developed from a formulation based on substances of botanical origin, Seican provides high efficacy at low doses and is ideally suited for IPM, organic farming and sustainable programs.
Seican is also suitable for resistance management and presents a PHI of 0 days. The product enters the US market to provide farmers with a new and effective biological tool for pest control.
Pedro Peleato, CEO of Seipasa, claimed that “the agreement between Seipasa and Summit Agro USA is a further step in Seipasa’s strategy to access new markets by obtaining new biopesticide registrations. The United States is a key market in our international expansion and Summit Agro USA is an excellent partner to strengthen our position and make progress in the generation of profitable, sustainable and effective solutions for farmers”.
Bill Lewis, President and CEO of Summit Agro USA, also commented,” Summit Agro is very excited for the opportunity to work with Seipasa. The addition of Seican to the existing strong Summit Agro brand family allows Summit Agro to add an excellent biological miticide/insecticide to our strong brand family. We are confident that in coordination with our exclusive distribution partners, Helena Agri Enterprises and the Tenkoz Member Companies, we will be able to effectively deliver Seican to growers across the USA. We are very happy to represent Seican in the US crop protection market”.
This season, grape growers have an entirely new fungicide choice for the control of Powdery Mildew.
PROLIVO® 300SC Fungicide from Summit Agro USA is now available for use in wine grapes, table grapes and raisins, to control Powdery Mildew in multiple ways.
First, PROLIVO provides excellent preventative disease control at the onset of the disease epidemic. In addition, with effective translaminar activity, PROLIVO provides additional protection to the untreated side of the leaf. Finally, through redistribution on the leaf surface and vapor activity, PROLIVO protects untreated leaf and fruit surfaces.
Used as a preventative treatment, PROLIVO should be applied beginning with initial flowering or when disease conditions are favorable for disease development. The activity of PROLIVO can be improved with the addition of an oganosilicant, non-ionic, or mixture adjuvant when used at the rates specified on the adjuvant label.
In addition to grapes, PROLIVO Fungicide is also registered for cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9), Caneberry Crop Subgroup 13-07A, Bushberry Crop Subgroup 13-07B, Small Fruit Vine Climbing Crop Subgroup 13-07D, and Low Growing Berry Crop Subgroup 13-07G, (except cranberry).
“Grape powdery mildew is one of the most significant diseases in terms of loss of quality and yield impacting growers today. ” says Jim Sturges, Summit Agro Regional Manager. “We’re proud to provide grape growers with a powerful new tool to control this devastating disease.”
PROLIVO fungicide is distributed in the USA by Summit Agro USA LLC, and sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company. For more information, visit www.summitagro-usa.com or call your local Tenkoz or Helena representative.