Agrow is part of the Informa Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Bayer acquires AgroGreen biofungicide

Bayer CropScience has acquired the Metschnikowia fructicola-based biofungicide, Shemer, from Israeli biopesticide company, AgroGreen (Ashdod). This follows Bayer’s acquisition last year of the Bacilllus firmus-based bionematicides, BioNem and Votivo, from the same company ( Agrow No 582, p 27). Shemer acts as an antagonist for the control of pathogens such as Aspergillus spp, Botrytis spp, Rhizopus spp and Sclerotinia spp, in fruit and vegetables, and has a long residual action, Bayer says. It can be applied pre- and post-harvest, in mixtures, and is safe to non-target organisms. The product is approved in Israel for use on grapevines, strawberries and citrus, pome and stone fruit. Bayer expects its first European registrations in 2013.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts