Apr 17, 2024
ProBlad Verde fungicide approval expands in California

The California Department of Pest Registration has approved the use of Sym-Agro’s ProBlad Verde fungicide on blueberries and caneberries to manage disease.


This label expansion increases the range of California commercial crops including grapes, strawberries, stone fruit, tomatoes and almonds. ProBlad Verde is a new organic biocontrol that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a multi-site mode of action that controls fungal and bacterial diseases, according to a news release.

Sym-Agro ProBlad VerdeUnlike other biochemical fungicides, ProBlad Verde quickly absorbs into treated plant tissue providing translaminar activity offering both preventative and curative activity towards disease. The result is up to seven days of reach back activity and up to 14 days of disease prevention, according to the release.

The result is quick, reliable disease control that meets or exceeds established standards. When applied close to harvest this protection helps fruit resist fungal attack during shipping and storage.

ProBlad Verde is FRAC “BM01” fungicide with strong multi-site activity and MRL exempt, helping high value export crop growers meet increasingly stringent standards.

“This expanded registration means that California berry growers will be able to utilize ProBlad to control disease on their crops,” Peter Bierma, president of Sym-Agro, said in the release. “ProBlad offers a proven and effective solution that is ideal for the needs of today’s growers.”

Sym-Agro provides fungicides, biologicals, pesticides and solar protection solutions.

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