Rizobacter presents biofungicide ST
Argentine inoculant and seed treatment supplier Rizobacter (Buenos Aires) has presented its co-developed biofungicidal seed treatment, Rizoderma (Trichoderma harzianum). The product was developed with the agricultural technology institute, the INTA. The liquid formulation is the first biofungicide for use on wheat, and can be applied with chemical products, Rizobacter notes. Rizoderma is for the control of Fusarium head blight, spot blotch (Bipolaris sorokiniana) and tan spot (Drechslera tritici repentis). Its formulation ensures broad-spectrum and effective pathogen control, protecting the seed and seedling throughout the germination and emergence period. The product provides similarly effective control as chemical seed treatments, the company claims.