Apr 17, 2024
California expands ProBlad Verde fungicide use

Sym-Agro has announced that the California Department of Pest Registration has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide.

ProBlad is now registered in California for use on blueberries and caneberries, for the management of disease.

This label expansion increases the range of California commercial crops including tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, stone fruit and almonds. ProBlad Verde is a new organic biocontrol that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a multi-site mode of action that controls fungal and bacterial diseases, according to a news release.




Unlike other biochemical fungicides, ProBlad Verde quickly absorbs into treated plant tissue providing translaminar activity offering both preventative and curative activity towards disease. The result is up to seven days of reach back activity and up to 14 days of disease prevention, according to the release.

The result is quick, reliable disease control that meets or exceeds established standards. When applied close to harvest this protection helps fruit resist fungal attack during shipping and storage.

ProBlad Verde is FRAC “BM01” fungicide with strong multi-site activity and MRL exempt, helping high value export crop growers meet increasingly stringent standards.

“This expanded registration means that California berry growers will be able to utilize ProBlad to control disease on their crops,” Peter Bierma, Sym-Agro’s president, said in the release. “ProBlad offers a proven and effective solution that is ideal for the needs of today’s growers.”

Sym-Agro provides solutions for high value agricultural markets, including fungicides, biologicals, pesticides and solar protection solutions.

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