Nufarm to distribute Verdesian biopesticide
Nufarm has entered into an agreement with US crop protection and nutrition company Verdesian Life Sciences (Cary, North Carolina) to distribute Verdesian's biopesticide, Bloomtime (Pantoea agglomerans strain E325), in the US and Canada. Nufarm will take over distribution on January 1st 2015. Bloomtime is a bacterial antagonist to reduce the severity of fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) on apples and pears. It can be used on organic and conventional crops and fits well with fireblight resistance management programmes, the companies point out.