Feb 7, 2023
ProBlad Verde fungicide now available throughout U.S.
ProBlad Verde fungicide will now be available to growers across the U.S. for use on a variety of crops, including stone fruit, caneberries, strawberries, pome fruits, grapes, almonds, leafy greens, herbs and tomatoes.
ProBlad, from California-based pest control developer and marketer Sym-Agro, previously was available in the western U.S. only.
ProBlad Verde is a locally systemic, curative and preventative fungicide that is highly effective against a broad spectrum of fungal and bacterial pathogens, including powdery mildew, Botrytis and brown rot, according to a news release.
It is Organic Materials Review Institute-listed for organic use.
“We have been extremely impressed at how well this product works,” Sym-Agro President Peter Bierma said in the release. “We have fielded calls from growers and distributors across the country requesting that this product become available after they heard positive reviews from growers in the West over the past several years. We are excited that the proven results from ProBlad Verde can now spread to the rest of the nation – and stop the spread of pests.”
ProBlad Verde attacks all active disease life cycle stages, causing cell death within 24 hours and providing up to 13 days of residual control. This biofungicide features multi-site mode of action in a single active ingredient delivering disease control comparable to leading synthetics, according to the release.
ProBlad Verde is a flexible tool for growers because it is exempt from maximum residue limits (MRLs) restrictions and offers tank-mix compatibility, leading to superior disease management.
Years of trials and on-farm use demonstrate the strength of disease and yield protection that ProBlad Verde provides, according to the release.
“Growers who incorporate the unique, multi-site mode of action of ProBlad Verde in their disease management program have an excellent approach to manage against disease resistance and maximize crop marketability,” Bierma said in the release.