The new innovative bio-fungicide with Sustaine® technology for bunch rot control in grapes
April 5, 2023 (DURHAM, NC) – Sipcam Agro USA, Inc., is pleased to announce the distribution of Mevalone®, a new naturally derived bio-fungicide that provides growers successful management of Botrytis cinerea in grapes with its novel soft chemistry and unique Mode of Action to manage resistance developed by Eden Research.
Mevalone was designed to protect precious grape crops from fungal pathogens and formulated to provide long-lasting, targeted prevention against Botrytis cinerea. Its easy-to-use application method and controlled release of three bioactive terpenes (Geraniol, Thymol, and Eugenol) make it adaptable for use all year long.
Mevalone has been a specialty crop protection product for European growers for years and it’s now available in the United States with registration in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, as of the date of this communication.
“I’m extremely excited to bring Mevalone to the U.S. grape producers. This adds a new tool in the fight to control Botrytis, with a new mode of action, which will assist growers with resistance management,” notes Brent Marek, CEO/COO, Sipcam. “Even better news is that it’s a biopesticide as efficacious as other hard chemistries currently on the market.”
Features and benefits of Mevalone® include:
- Naturally derived: Solvents and plastic-free formulation with as good or better control than current harsh conventional chemistries.
- Multiple Mode of Action: Strategic tool to manage disease resistance.
- Tolerance exemption: Safe export in the USA, Europe, and Australia.
- Up to four applications per season with 3 days of Short Pre-Harvest Interval: Flexibility to apply as needed based on disease pressure.
Mevalone will be available in California and Virginia as registrations are approved. For more information, talk to your Sipcam Agro USA distributor or visit Mevalone®.
Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Sipcam Agro USA Inc., is owned by the Sipcam-Oxon Group, a privately owned Italian company recognized worldwide for its chemical formulation and manufacturing expertise. For more information, visit www.sipcamagrousa.com.
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