Apr 13, 2018
California approves AVIV, new low-dose biofungicide

Israel-based biopesticides company STK Bio-ag technologies’ new biofungicide AVIV, which has already been approved by 25 states in the U.S., has now been approved for use by California for a wide range of fruits and vegetables and TNV crops, including  grapes, strawberries and leafy vegetables.

AVIV biofungicide’s active ingredient is a potent strain of Bacillus subtilis (AB/BS03), providing broad spectrum disease control in both soil and on-plant surfaces.  In addition to its efficacy, AVIV can be used in low-dose rates. It also has a shelf-life of 36 months.

According to Neal Job, STK USA business manager, “We are happy that California has approved AVIV for use on fruits and vegetables.  AVIV will be an effective and sustainable new tool for California growers, enabling them to lower chemical residues, increase yields and be more competitive in U.S. and export markets.”

STK CEO Guy Elitzur said “STK is pleased to bring new AVIV to California and other growers across the US.  STK is providing innovative bio-based solutions in over 30 countries to meet the world’s food protection needs from field to fork.”

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