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May 2012

New cutting-edge biofungicide hits the market: T34 Biocontrol®

T34 BIOCONTROL is the first CRD approved Trichoderma product to arrive in the UK. It is a broad-spectrum, highly efficient biofungicide that shows great potential for a wide variety of applications. T34 contains the naturally occurring, non-genetically modified beneficial fungus Trichoderma asperellum T34, which was discovered and developed by leading scientists at the University of Barcelona. Selected from many hundreds of known Trichoderma strains, T34 demonstrated efficacy and aggressiveness far in excess of other strains tested. As the only Trichoderma product to have been fully approved by CRD, growers can be confident that T34 represents the forefront of innovative biopesticide technology.

What does it do?

T34 BIOCONTROL has on-label approval for the control of Fusarium oxysporum on dianthus species. Fusarium is a major root disease which causes crop loss in many plant species. T34 gives excellent control of Fusarium, but as a broad spectrum product T34 does rather more than just that. Dozens of trials have demonstrated that T34 has activity against a wide variety of plant diseases such as Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia, Pythium, Phytophthora, Didymella (Mycosphaerella) and even Botrytis. Likewise research has been carried out showing that T34 works very well in other crop situations across the ornamental sector and even into edibles such as salad and fruit production. Although these other uses are not on-label currently, plans are already in place to apply for Extensions of Authorisation (formerly SOLAs) to allow more growers to try this pioneering new product.

How does it work?

T34 BIOCONTROL has multiple modes of action, a highly desirable feature of biopesticides. Because of this, T34 does not suffer from the same threat of resistance that many conventional chemicals do. What’s more having multiple modes of action gives T34 great flexibility making it more efficient in a great variety of situations and against a wide spectrum of different targets

T34 BIOCONTROL represents a major step forward in biofungicide technology. It offers growers flexibility, reliability and performance, without the headaches of harvest intervals, chemical residues or the threat of resistance

Product Information for T34 Biocontrol
T34 Biocontrol® is a wettable powder containing Trichoderma asperellum strain T34 (dried conidia) 10.83 % w/w contains a minimum of 1x1012 colony forming units per kg of dry weight. | T34 Biocontrol is a registered trade mark of Biocontrol Technologies S.L.