Navigation Links
Westbridge Agricultural Products Announces that Botector® has been EPA Approved as an Organic Biopesticide to Prevent Gray Mold in Grapes
Date:1/19/2013

Vista, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

Westbridge Agricultural Products announces that Botector® has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a biopesticide for the control of Gray Mold in grape production. Developed by bio-ferm GmbH in Tulln, Austria, and exclusively marketed in the United States by Westbridge Agricultural Products of Vista, California, Botector® contains highly efficient microorganisms which block the gray mold pathogen from colonizing infection sites on the flower or berry surface. Gray Mold, which is caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea, can be responsible for a loss of more than 50% of grape yield and may negatively affect the quality of the fruit. Dr. Larry Parker, Director of Westbridge Research and Development, said that, “Botector® has proven efficacy in three years of research trials under a variety of growing conditions, and has shown no negative impact upon grape quality or the fermentation process.”

Botector® acts as a competitive antagonist and does not directly attack the Botrytis cinerea pathogen. Instead, it works through natural competition for space and nutrients, inhibiting the pathogen from colonizing on the flower or berry. Since Botector® is not an antibiotic, there is no risk of the pathogen developing resistance even with frequent applications, making it an important and effective tool in the prevention of disease. Control is achieved by applying the product by itself or in combination with other products in a program of Integrated Pest Management. Botector® is allowed for use in organic farming. It leaves no chemical residue, is safe for humans and animals, and is harmless to bees and other beneficial insects.

Tina Koenemann, President of Westbridge, stated that, “Westbridge is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of Botector®. It confirms Westbridge’s commitment to bringing premier products to market to meet the important needs of growers in the United States.”

Since 1982, Westbridge Agricultural Products has been a wholesale manufacturer of specialty liquid fertilizers and crop protection products. From its TRIGGRR® and Organic BioLink® to Earthtrend® Sustainables and SUNBurst® products, Westbridge provides a portfolio of high quality inputs and other products to meet the grower’s crop production and crop protection needs.

For questions about Botector® or the Westbridge product line, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (800) 876-2767 or visit our website at http://www.westbridge.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10337261.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Global Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
2. New, Affordable Effervescent Energy C Drink Mix with Electrolytes Available from Swanson Health Products
3. Not All Whole Grain Products Are Created Equal, Study Claims
4. The Best New Trends in "Green" Products
5. U.S. Medical Waste Market Analysis: Treatment, Containment, Management and Disposal Products Reviewed in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com
6. Everyday Vitamin Adds Jarrow Formulas Products to Supplement Roster
7. Everyday Vitamin Nutrition LLC Expands Offerings to Bring 100% Natural Cosmeceutical and Beauty Products to Customers
8. Worldwide Power Products Launches Agent Program to Reach International Customers; Hires Director of Latin American Operations
9. High Fat Diet Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk Nature according to University of Massachusetts study reviewed by Naturecast Products
10. New Products Re-Energize Business at National Ergonomic Conference
11. True Dose Launches ‘Web University’ of its Products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. ... New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients ... procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs today announced the opening ... 4210 SW 21st St. Topeka, Kan. 66604 (near 21st and Gage). It is owned ... owns three other locations in the Topeka and Bonner Springs, Kan. area. , ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20. , The two-day conference is ... subtype with the goal of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... PureLife Dental is pleased to announce ... for CDA members. As part of the amalgam separator endorsement, all CDA members may ... than $400 off the retail value. This partnership between PureLife and CDA is especially ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ulster University, Magee Campus ... from 9 am to 3 pm to present to graduate students exciting new and ... an original curriculum project led by The Health Improvement Service of the Western Health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... The Cincinnati location of ... (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2017 ... Results are based on an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, ... improvement. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including ... ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study ... 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved ... alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal ... who have relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 ... (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma ... investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD ... Holdings with the option to acquire the entire company. ... partner in KD. They are committed to growing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: