Isagro USA announced two separate distribution arrangements for its proprietary Trichoderma biorational fungicide, effectively splitting marketing responsibilities between agricultural and turf/ornamental markets.
Based in Davis, CA, AgraQuest, Inc. will distribute the Isagro Trichoderma product to conventional agricultural crop markets under the Bio-Tam™ trademark in the USA. AgraQuest also has development rights in Mexico and certain development options in Canada as part of its agreement with Isagro.
SipcamAdvan originally introduced the product in 2010 under the Tenet™ trademark, and will continue to market Trichoderma under that brand to turf and ornamental markets.
“This distribution arrangement will allow each company to focus on its respective markets, which will help Isagro gain maximum value for the Trichoderma product in both segments,” said Denny Krass, Chairman of Isagro USA.
Both agreements went into effect May 1, 2012.
About the Trichoderma product
The proprietary Trichoderma fungicide delivers excellent control of root and collar rot diseases caused by Phythopthora spp, Rhizoctonia solani, Pythium spp. and sclerotinia spp..
This second-generation biorational fungicide contains a 50/50 mix of two distinct natural strains of antagonistic fungi – Trichoderma asperellum and Trichoderma gamsii – both of which are effective in a broad range of temperatures and humidity.
The product delivers multiple modes of action against soil borne pathogens. The active microbes in the product antagonize harmful plant pathogens, thus preventing crop infection. Since it contains living microbes, the product remains biologically active on plant roots and in the soil giving prolonged disease protection.
About Isagro USA
Isagro USA, Inc. is headquartered in Morrisville, NC (Research Triangle Park) and is a subsidiary of Isagro SpA, based in Milan, Italy. Isagro SpA is a global discoverer, manufacturer, formulator and marketer of crop protection products with a portfolio based on proprietary molecules coming from its own Research and Development unit . Besides its presence in the USA, Isagro holds subsidiaries in some key markets and serves customers in around 70 countries. For more information, visit www.isagro-usa.com and www.isagro.com.
SipcamAdvan is owned by the Sipcam-Oxon Group, an Italian company recognized worldwide for its formulation and manufacturing expertise. SipcamAdvan uses a distribution-focused marketing strategy to provide traditional chemical and biorational products to the agriculture, turf and ornamental, and home and garden markets in the U.S. and Mexico. The company is headquartered in Durham, NC. For more information, visit www.sipcamadvan.com.
About AgraQuest Inc.
AgraQuest, Inc. is a global biotechnology company that focuses on discovering, manufacturing and marketing highly effective biopesticide products to increase agricultural production. As a leader in green agriculture and the emerging low chem sector, AgraQuest is at the forefront of changes in food production by providing growers with solutions that offer best-in-class control while reducing the chemical load on the environment and creating sustainable agriculture opportunities. Through its Agriculture and BioInnovations divisions, AgraQuest focuses on natural products designed for pest control and yield improvements for global agriculture, the garden and in food safety markets. For more information on the role AgraQuest innovations will play in Better Food and a Better World, visit www.agraquest.com.