PVent Biofungicide: A Novel Biofungicide for Control of Soil and Foliar Pathogens
PVent Biofungicide is an enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, providing growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care.
PVent’s active ingredient, Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446, was originally isolated from natural Finnish soils. The J1446 Strain includes some unique adaptation traits, including its enhanced ability to thrive and reproduce across broad temperature and humidity ranges. PVent’s G. catenulatum Strain J1446 was isolated and researched extensively due to its natural symbiotic relationship with the plant rhizosphere, the stem and foliar surfaces, and most importantly its versatility in an IPM program. This is due to an enzyme secreted by G. catenulatum, specifically targeting pathogenic fungi. PVent’s 93% active ingredient makes it one of the most concentrated EPA-registered biofungicides in its category. Powered by three modes of action, PVent is biologically programmed to rapidly colonize its host environment to defend against, attack and destroy even the most resilient plant pathogens. PVent has a prolonged effectiveness and will provide a defense against future pathogens for up to four weeks.
PVent controls soil-borne plant pathogens, foliar pathogens and is labelled for use on greenhouse/ nursery crops and agricultural crops grown indoors. PVent can be applied by soil substrate or hydroponic solution incorporation, drench or foliar spray. PVent, when partnered with BioSafe Systems’ PAA+ line of products, will provide a broad-spectrum control of economically destructive plant diseases.
PVent has a 4-hour REI, 0-day pre-harvest interval and a caution label making it an integral tool for producers.