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ISAGRO NAMED EXCLUSIVE U.S. & CANADA DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE BIOAG ALLIANCE'S TAEGRO 2 BIOFUNGICIDE
Source: Isagro news release

Isagro USA, Inc. announced today it signed an agreement to exclusively distribute Taegro 2 Biofungicide in the United States and Canada. The BioAg Alliance is a long-term partnership between Monsanto Company and Novozymes. Taegro 2 provides broad-spectrum protection of major soil-borne and foliar diseases in fruit and vegetable crops.

Taegro 2 complements conventional fungicides and has a favorable profile for beneficial insects, making it a great fit for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in organic or conventional programs. Offering low application rates and a user-friendly formulation with flexible application methods, Taegro 2 provides a unique mode of action (FRAC 44) for optimal protection of fruit and vegetable crops.

Taegro 2 contains the active ingredient Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, a naturally-occurring beneficial bacterium for control of soil and foliar diseases.

"Taegro 2 fits strongly into the profile of our short and long-term marketing strategy of offering a diverse biosolutions portfolio in the USA and Canada," said Mike Allan, President of Isagro USA.

"Microbial products like Taegro 2 help farmers produce healthy crops in a sustainable way to meet the needs of a growing world population," said Juan Ferreira, Global Vice President of Monsanto Company's Vegetable Seeds, Seed Applied Solutions and Crop Protection business and a member of The BioAg Alliance Board of Directors.

Other brands marketed by Isagro include the biofumigant, Dominus, the biorational fungicide, Bio-Tam 2.0 and Tenet, the fungicide/bactericide Kentan DF, the plant bio-activator/nutrient products Tamarack and Tamarack Nature.

About The BioAg Alliance
First announced in December 2013, The BioAg Alliance is unique in the industry, bringing together Novozymes' BioAg operations and capabilities within microbial discovery, development and production with Monsanto's microbial discovery, advanced biology, field testing and commercial capabilities. The result is a comprehensive discovery, development and commercial collaboration to help farmers globally meet the challenge of producing more with less in a sustainable way - for the benefit of agriculture, consumers, the environment and society at large.

About Isagro USA
Isagro USA, Inc. is headquartered in Morrisville, NC (Research Triangle Park) and is a subsidiary of Isagro SpA, based in Milan, Italy. Isagro SpA is a global discoverer, manufacturer, formulator and marketer of crop protection products with a portfolio based on proprietary molecules coming from its own R&D unit. Besides its presence in U.S. Isagro holds subsidiaries in some key markets and serves customers in approximately 80 countries. For more information, visit www.isagro-usa.com and www.isagro.com.


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