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Howler Fungicide Receives EPA Registration

Highly efficacious fungicide for specialty crops developed by AgBiome

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. [August 22, 2017] – AgBiomeTM announced today that HowlerTM fungicide received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first product to be marketed by AgBiome InnovationsTM and developed by AgBiome Inc., is a biological fungicide that is highly effective against fungal diseases common to high-value crops.

“This is great news for specialty crop growers,” says John Rabby, AgBiome Innovations commercial director. “Howler provides preventive, long lasting activity on a broad spectrum of soilborne and foliar diseases, with no special handling or storage required.”

OMRI-listed for use in certified organic production, Howler is exempt from the requirement of tolerances in the US. Howler can be used effectively at every phase of crop production with a zero-day pre-harvest interval (PHI) and a four-hour, restricted-entry interval (REI).

“Howler fights disease with three modes of action – metabolic, enzymatic and exclusion by competing with invading pathogens,” says Steve Ronyak, field biology manager for AgBiome. The active ingredient actively destroys pathogenic fungi, stops fungal development and protects plant surfaces.

State registrations are now pending. For more information, visit agbiome.com/howler.

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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. For more information, visit http://agbiome.com

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AgBiome Innovations has in-depth industry knowledge and a team with a proven track record of effective disease and pest control. We take innovative products and get them into market so they can benefit growers. By understanding the needs and pressures of the industry, we create unique and efficacious products to address today’s and tomorrow’s needs. For more information, visit http://agbiomeinnovations.com