ANASAC, a Chilean company, has reached a Development and Registration Agreement with AgBiome, a U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology innovator. AgBiome develops novel and necessary biological crop protection products to improve sustainable food production.
This marketing agreement allows ANASAC to develop, register, and commercialize AgBiome's Howler fungicide product in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, with a focus on protecting export crops such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers.
Howler is an innovative biological fungicide formulated based on Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain AFS009, which harnesses the power of the microbiome to deliver superior control with multiple modes of action, providing a broad spectrum of preventive and lasting control against key plant diseases, both foliar and soil. Howler fungicide is highly effective against diseases such as Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, and Botrytis.
"AgBiome's Howler fungicide product is becoming a valuable tool for U.S. growers seeking new and effective modes of action to tackle potentially devastating diseases in their high-value fruit and vegetable crops," said Dr. Natarajan Balachander, Director, Business Development.
Dr. Toni Bucci, Chief Operating Officer at AgBiome adds, "ANASAC is a perfect partner to help us get this solution in the hands of more specialty crop growers throughout a region that is paramount to our global fruit and vegetable supply."
For ANASAC, this first regional distribution agreement with AgBiome is an important milestone.
"It allows us to empower our vision and regional strategy today by delivering solutions to the problems of our producers in the region through the generation of a portfolio of innovative, high-value differentiated products with an associated technology and excellent results in the field," said Osvaldo Farias, ANASAC Crop Protection LatAm Project Manager.
As part of its sustainability and innovation policy, ANASAC has been developing new environmentally friendly solutions, making this alliance an important technological advance for the company and addressing environmental, social, and productivity challenges facing farmers in the region today.
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