Bayer consolidates Ballad Plus and Sonata in US
Bayer CropScience has consolidated the former AgraQuest biofungicide brands, Ballad Plus and Sonata (both Bacillus subtilis strain QST 2808), under the Sonata name in the US. The product is aimed at fruit crops such as pome fruit, grapevines and tomatoes as well as arable crops such as maize, soybeans and wheat, the company points out. AgraQuest introduced Sonata in the US in 2004 and debuted its first arable product, Ballad, in 2005. Bayer acquired AgraQuest in 2012.