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Howler fungicide gains federal registration for specialty crop use

AgBiome announced Aug. 22 that the company’s Howler fungicide has received registration from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Howler is AgBiome’s first developed and marketed biological fungicide for use against fungal diseases in high-value crops.

The company says Howler fights disease with three modes of action – metabolic, enzymatic, and exclusion by competing with invading pathogens. The active ingredient actively destroys pathogenic fungi, stops fungal development, and protects plant surfaces.

Howler can be effective at every phase of crop production with a zero-day pre-harvest interval and a four-hour, restricted-entry interval.

Labeled crops will include caneberries, carrots, cucurbits, cole crops, grapes, lettuce, onions, peanuts, peppers, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, tobacco, tomato, and others.

State registrations are pending.

AgBiome Innovations says Howler provides preventive, long-lasting activity on a broad spectrum of soilborne and foliar diseases with no special handling or storage required. The fungicide is OMRI listed for use in certified organic production. Howler is exempt from the requirement of tolerances in the US.

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