East Hartford, CT — BioSafe Systems, LLC announced that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, AXXE® Broad Spectrum Herbicide, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.
“We applaud BioSafe Systems, LLC. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from BioSafe Systems, LLC. are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum.”
AXXE is a sustainable herbicide formulated to deliver maximum performance through ammoniated pelargonic salts. AXXE can be applied outdoors and around buildings or structures, with no residue left behind.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. AXXE’s active ingredient, Ammonium Nonanoate, is a plant fatty acid that penetrates the cell wall of plants, disrupting the cellular functions of the targeted weeds and killing them within hours of application.
BioSafe Systems’ AXXE holds this third-party verification for a product’s biobased content, which is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program. One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. This aids in the expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy – where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and products.
“BioSafe is humbled and proud to be honored with initiatives that invest in the future of sustainable agriculture in a multi-faceted field-to-packing approach, utilizing innovations to help producers address evolving changes in agriculture production practices,” says Michael Larose, Technical Marketing Coordinator at BioSafe Systems.