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Asperello T34 Biocontrol wins Silver Award at Salon du Végétal

The breakthrough new biofungicide Asperello T34 Biocontrol won a prestigious Silver Innovation Award within the production horticulture category at the international Salon du Végétal trade fair, in Nantes, France. Biobest and Biocontrol Technologies, producer of Asperello T34 Biocontrol, work together closely to offer this innovative product to growers.

With multiple modes of action, this breakthrough new biofungicide colonises plant roots to form a protective barrier against pathogens to support healthy root growth. Triggering plants’ natural defense mechanisms, while parasitising and actively killing pathogens, Asperello T34 Biocontrol offers outstanding biological protection against root diseases such as Pythium and Fusarium.

Receiving the Award at the presentation ceremony last week, Yann Jacques of Biobest said; “We are delighted to receive this confirming the growing interest in biological solutions for the ornamentals market.”

“Soil borne diseases remain a key challenge in many ornamental crops. Asperello T34 Biocontrol is a tailor made solution for growers. Conveniently, it can be incorporated in the substrate, drenched on to seedlings or applied by spraying or via irrigation. Registered in tomato, eggplant, and pepper for Pythium control, Asperello T34 Biocontrol is welcome by French vegetables growers. We are convinced that the product will be a success in ornamental crops as well.”

The Salon du Vegetal judging committee − made up of leading researchers, growers, suppliers and journalists − included Asperello T34 Biocontrol as well as Biobest’s Sphaerophoria-System (for improving aphid control) in the shortlist of seven products in the production innovations category.

With over 600 exhibitors, Salon du Végétal - covering ornamental production, distribution, landscaping and floristry - relocated this year from Angers to the impressive Convention Centre in Nantes.

A registered plant protection product, growers must ensure Asperello T34 Biocontrol is registered in their country before use.

In the United States, Asperello T34 Biocontrol is registered for the use in greenhouse ornamentals against Fusarium, Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia. In France, it is registered for the entire ornamental sector (under protection) against Fusarium and for Pythium control in tomato, cucumbers, sweet peppers and eggplants; in Belgium, for annual ornamentals against Fusarium and against Pythium in those vegetables. In the Netherlands, the product is officially registered only against Fusarium in carnations and against Pythium in key vegetables.

For more information
Biobest Belgium NV
Ilse Velden 18
2260 Westerlo - Belgium
T +32 14 25 79 80
F +32 14 25 79 82
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