Summit Agro USA R&D Manager Dr. Eric Tedford has recorded a new technical training video detailing the many advantages offered by AVIV Advanced Microbial Fungicide. Highlights of the video include explanations of how the patented strain of Bacillus subtillis in AVIV works to defeat fungal and bacterial disease in the soil and on the plant surface, and the features which make the award-winning formulation of AVIV so outstanding. Plus, as always, Dr. Tedford goes over several key trials demonstrating the efficacy of AVIV against a variety of diseases.
AVIV is OMRI-listed for organic use, but is also an excellent component of conventional crop protection programs. It delivers broad-spectrum disease control in a wide range of crops. Click here to learn more about AVIV.
Eric Tedford presents SEICAN biopesticide for mite and insect control
Dr. Eric Tedford, R&D manager at Summit Agro USA, has released a new video presentation outlining the key characteristics of SEICAN biopesticide for broad-spectrum mite and insect control. SEICAN is a fast-acting, natural crop protection product labeled for an extensive range of crops. It is OMRI-listed for organic use, and compatible with many beneficial organisms, yet SEICAN is also an excellent fit for conventional agriculture, and is compatible with a wide variety of active ingredients. Watch the video for trial data demonstrating how SEICAN can deliver effective mite and insect control that is comparable to many synthetic products.
SummitAgro USA and Seipasa Announce Exclusive Distributorship
Two leading players in the biologicals crop protection space have announced an exclusive distributorship arrangement. SummitAgro USA will now have the sole rights to Seipasa S.A.’s products for sale in the United States based on this newly signed agreement.
“This partnership between the two companies is based on Seipasa recognizing the strength of SummitAgro and its commitment to providing our partners with innovative crop production solutions to meet the needs of growers across the United States. Alignment with SummitAgro also provides Seipasa access to the strong global opportunities and network that SummitAgro possesses. In addition, it will streamline Seipasa business activities,” said Bill Lewis, president and CEO of Summit Agro USA.
“The infusion of SummitAgro’s resources for these products will be an exciting development for both conventional and organic growers across the U.S. Customers can expect a seamless experience with this distributor agreement in place,” Lewis added. “SummitAgro will work to ensure customers have no disruption of AVIV and SEICAN”.
Pedro Peleato, CEO of Seipasa, expressed his satisfaction with this partnership agreement with Summit-Agro for the distribution of SEICAN and AVIV products. “SummitAgro is perfectly aligned with the main values of our Natural Technology model applied to agriculture. SEICAN and AVIV are two exponents of that model as biological, effective and highly technical solutions for pest and disease control,” said Peleato.
REGEV Training Video Now Available
In this new video, SummitAgro 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.
TIMOREX ACT Fungicide Receives California Registration for Fruits and Vegetables
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for TIMOREX ACT fungicide. This OMRI-listed product delivers advanced natural plant disease control in multiple fruit and vegetable crops.
This versatile fungicide from SummitAgro USA is based on a botanical extract of the tea tree plant. A purely organic formulation, TIMOREX ACT is highly effective against a broad spectrum of both foliar and soil-borne diseases.
TIMOREX ACT is a FRAC Code 46 fungicide containing the active ingredient tea tree oil. Because tea tree oil is a natural compound, and formulated with organic approved complementary components, TIMOREX ACT is OMRI listed for organic uses.
“TIMOREX ACT has unique activity against both fungal and bacterial plant pathogens.” explained Eric Tedford, SummitAgro field R&D manager. “Having activity against bacterial diseases as well as fungal diseases is a huge benefit to growers as both pathogens can greatly limit yield and quality and there are not many products available to growers for control of bacterial diseases.”
In this new training video, SummitAgro 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 SummitAgro 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 —
SummitAgro 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, SummitAgro 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.
SummitAgro USA launches solutions-centric website plus introduces VERDEPRYN insecticide and TIMOREX ACT fungicide
DURHAM, NC – SummitAgro 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, SummitAgro 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 SummitAgro’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 SummitAgro website among the most comprehensive, easy-to-use sites in the industry.
In addition to the launch of the new website, SummitAgro 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, SummitAgro 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, SummitAgro marketing manager for biologicals.
Follow these links to learn more about these exciting crop protection products: VERDEPRYN • TIMOREX ACT