ProBlad® Verde Fungicide Receives EPA Approval for Expanded Crops and Disease Uses Including Cane Berries, Herbs, Coffee, Leafy Greens, and Brassica

Visalia, Calif., June 20, 2022 – Sym-Agro has announced that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved the expanded crop & disease uses of ProBlad® Verde fungicide. As a result of this approval, ProBlad is now registered for use on Cane Berries, Herbs, Coffee, Leafy Greens, and Brassica Leafy Greens for the management of disease. The targeted disease range has been expanded to include Coffee leaf rust, White mold, Gray mold, Powdery mildew, Anthracnose, Blueberry leaf rust, Septoria, Rhizopus, Phomopsis Mucor and more

ProBlad® Verde is an innovative new organic biocontrol that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a never-before-seen-before, multi-site mode of action that controls fungal & bacterial diseases. What makes ProBlad® Verde unique is that unlike other biochemical fungicides it quickly absorbs into treated plant tissue providing translaminar activity offering both preventative and curative activity towards disease. The result is up to 7 days of reach back activity and up to 14 days of disease prevention. 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 more growers will be able to utilize ProBlad to control disease on their crops,” said Peter Bierma, Sym-Agro President. “ProBlad offers a proven and effective solution that is ideal for the needs of today’s growers.”