California registers biological soil fungicide

06/25/2010 02:00:00 AM

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has registered Serenade Soil from Davis, Calif.-based AgraQuest Inc.

The fungicide contains the active ingredient Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713, according to a news release.

It targets soilborn pathogens, such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Pythium and Phytophthora, in tomatoes, potatoes and cucurbits.

The fungicide is currently registered in most U.S. states.

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