The agricultural industry is in need of more effective products to treat a host of crop diseases where current technology is either inefficient or poses environmental safety risks. Innovotech has developed Agress® Seed Treatment, a high oxidation state silver compound that effectively kills bacterial and fungal pathogens.
Agress has several important attributes:
- Unique effectiveness against both bacterial and fungal infestations;
- Competitive cost;
- Low environmental impact.
Innovotech has initiated the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval process for Agress; however, this product has not been registered with the EPA and is not available for sale or distribution. Any claim, reference to or implication that this product is approved as a pesticide is unintentional.
Laboratory testing demonstrated potent activity against a variety of disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
Health & Safety
- Naturally occurring element = low environment impact
- Effective at very low concentrations = low environment impact
- No accumulation or residue detectable in plant tissues = reduced risk
- Low risk of microbial resistance = reduced risk
Research & Development
Expansion of Agress® claims will continue in agricultural crops of importance.
AgreGuard™ trials will determine its role as a crop protection product.
- Agress® has no negative impact on the emergence or yield of dry beans
- Amount of silver on treated seed less than soil background silver levels
- No silver uptake in bean plants
- Agress® had no negative effect on germination, emergence or vigour on dry bean (pinto and great northern)
- Agress® had no negative effect on germination or emergence in chickpea (desi and kabuli), lentil, field pea or soybean
Seed-borne diseases controlled by Agress®
SEED-BORNE BACTERIAL DISEASES
A. Dry Bean
|Halo blight||Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Phaseolicola|
|Brown spot||Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Syringae|
|Common blight||Xanthomonas Axonopodis pv. Phaseoli|
|Bacterial wilt||Curtobacterium Flaccumfacines pv. Flaccumfaciens|
B. Dry/Field Pea
|Bacterial blight||Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Pisi|
|Pink seed||Erwinia Rhapontici|
|Bacterial blight||Pseudomonas Savastonoi pv. Glycines|
|Bacterial pustule||Xanthomonas Axonopodis pv. Glycines|
|Bacterial leaf spot||Pseudomonas Andropogonis|
SEED-BORNE FUNGAL DISEASES
A. Dry Bean
C. Field Pea