Vive Crop Protection receives EPA approval for Bifender Insecticide

Vive Crop Protection has received approval from Environmental Protection Agency for its Bifender Insecticide, which uses Vive’s Allosperse delivery technology.

"We're very excited to bring Bifender to growers across the United States," Vive Crop Protection CEO Keith Thomas said. "This is the third product we have registered that uses our Allosperse delivery technology, and we have a deep pipeline of additional products in development."

Bifender uses bifenthrin, a broad-spectrum insecticide for early season, in-furrow or soil applications. Perks to using Bifender include its compatibility with starters and other liquid fertilizers to mix well with the fertilizer before being sprayed. It is designed to not clog nozzles or spray lines, even when the insecticide needs to be sprayed in severe cold or hard weather.

"Trouble-free liquid fertilizer compatibility means that growers can simultaneously apply nutrition and crop protection products during planting without worrying about performance," Vive's Vice President for Business Development in the NAFTA Region Tony Zatylny said. "Bifender builds on Vive's portfolio of fertilizer-compatible products, including the at-plant, fertilizer-compatible fungicide AZteroid. Bifender will be available for key crops in 2016, including corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts and potatoes."

The goal of Vive Crop Protection is to make world-class products that protect crops from pests and maximize yield potential. It's partnering with companies throughout the world to deliver products to farmers.

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