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.
BioSafe’s Sustainable Soils Program combines decades of experience and trust in fumigation practices to drive innovation in biorational and sustainable crop protection solutions. The strategic partnership between BioSafe and Lallemand, built off collective expertise, makes PVent 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’s active ingredient is a 93% Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446, 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 is formulated into a wettable granule (WG) that can be readily dispersed, mixed and applied through multiple practices. It can be applied through nurse tank, direct chemigation into drip/trickle systems, spot-drench or directed spray treatments, traditional foliar sprays, overhead chemigation. multi-market label for field and covered production. With its multi-market label for field and covered production, this broad-labeled biofungicide was engineered, formulated and trialed by universities and extension offices to provide growers with effective rates that can be adjusted based on pathogen incidence, severity and more.