RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- AgBiome Innovations today announced a new partnership with SePRO Corporation to combine their strengths to offer an innovative biological product to the turf and ornamental market. The first product, a highly effective, broad-spectrum fungicide, is expected to be available for applications in early 2017.
“Our ever-growing collection of sequenced microbes, combined with AgBiome’s proprietary screening capabilities, results in unique and powerful discoveries that will benefit horticulturists, landscapers, nursery operators and turf professionals,” says Dr.Lee Simmons, AgBiome Innovations Technical Director. “SePRO’s knowledge of the turf and ornamental market and expertise in commercializing products make them the perfect partner to bring our first product to these markets.
The new biological fungicide to be marketed by SePRO was developed by AgBiome, Inc. through its unique Genesis discovery platform. The product effectively controls economically important and problematic pathogens. This novel fungicide is a biopesticide with the efficacy and performance of comparable synthetic chemical solutions and will be OMRI certified.
“At SePRO we’re always looking for partnerships that will help solve our customers’ challenges in an innovative and sustainable manner,” says Mark Brotherton, Portfolio Leader, SePRO Corporation. “Our partnership with AgBiome Innovations continues that trend. The AgBiome discovery and development platform is unlike any we’ve seen, and we are excited to introduce this new technology to our customers.”
AgBiome discovers and develops innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. Their proprietary Genesis discovery platform comprises the world’s largest, most diverse, fully-sequenced collection of microbes, coupled to industry-best screens for insect, disease and nematode control. Better microbes. Better crops. Better world.
SePRO Corporation is a research-based Life Sciences Company focused on the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. SePRO is recognized as an industry leader in providing the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets. SePRO’s key business segments include the U.S. Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets, Professional Turf/Landscape Management and the Pharmaceutical industry, operating as ParaPRO, LLC. For more information, call 800-419-7779 (toll-free) or visit sepro.com.