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Basf Wins Approval For Biofungicide

by Michael McCoy
July 18, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 29

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Credit: BASF
Strawberries in Brazil can now be treated with Serenade biofungicide.
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Credit: BASF
Strawberries in Brazil can now be treated with Serenade biofungicide.

Brazil has registered the biological fungicide Serenade for apples, onions, and strawberries, according to BASF. Licensed by BASF from the biopesticides company AgraQuest, Serenade will be used with traditional fungicides during the critical pre- and postharvest periods, BASF says. Serenade contains a patented strain of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis.

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