Jul 12, 2022
BioSpectra biorational fungicide approved for organic use in U.S.
BioSpectra 100 SC is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic use in the U.S., according to Pace International, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry.
This comes six years after the introduction of the product when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) approved the product for postharvest applications.
BioSpectra received its OMRI Listed seal after completing the rigorous certification process and requirements set forth for organic crop production use.
The solution is the latest biorational fungicide to be organically certified for postharvest applications. It provides a broad-spectrum decay control against several major fungal postharvest diseases across various crops and has shown better disease control compared to other organic alternatives.
The natural decay control agent has received an exemption from tolerance (MRL) for current agricultural applications in the U.S and has shown no resistance development over the past decades of use in food.
BioSpectra is the result of the fermentation process of naturally occurring soil micro-organisms and provides a new mode of action, inhibiting pathogen growth.