EPA grants registration to Vive Crop Protection fungicide product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday registered a Vive Crop Protection Inc. azoxystrobin-based fungicide product using Vive's proprietary Allosperse formulation technology.

"We're thrilled to have Vive's first commercial product registered," Vive Crop Protection CEO Keith Thomas said. "We have several more registrations in process and a full pipeline of Allosperse formulations in advanced development. We are looking forward to launching more products as we accelerate our growth."

The product us a broad-spectrum fungicide targeted for early season, in-furrow application. Vive's formula has showed great compatibility and stability in a broad range of starter and other liquid fertilizers that have showed effectiveness at improving yield in corn, soybeans and other crops.

"Liquid fertilizer compatibility is important to growers who want to maximize the efficiency of their early-season nutrition and protection program," Vive's Chief Commercial Officer Skip Campbell said. "Avoiding equipment issues like clogged lines and fouled tanks saves time and money, and compatible products can be used together to save passes over the field."

Vive Crop Protection was founded in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2006. Vive has received continuous funding since its start from private investors, NSERC, the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Accelerator Fund, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation's Innovation Demonstration Fund.

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