NexusBioAg and MustGrow Biologics announce deal to distribute mustard-derived biopesticide for clubroot and aphanomyces


NexusBioAg, a division of Univar Solutions, and MustGrow Biologics Corp. have reached an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement in the Canadian canola and pulse market for TerraMG, a mustard-derived soil biopesticide.

Designed to combat clubroot and aphanomyces of canola and pea, respectively, the product is not yet registered with Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

“Growers can actually grow a crop that will be turned into a pest control product which will deal with things like aphanomyces and clubroot,” explains Robert Hornford, director of agronomy for NexusBioAg, in the interview below, filmed at the Ag in Motion farm show.

MustGrow specializes in research and development of organic biopesticides, combining mustard seed’s natural defence mechanisms with a technology that has the potential to control diseases, pests and weeds, the company says.

NexusBioAg offers inoculants, micronutrients, nitrogen stabilizers and foliar products for the Canadian agricultural market.

“We are very pleased to partner with an organization like NexusBioAg. The NexusBioAg team has tremendous knowledge of the Canadian agriculture market as well as sustainable farming solutions. We look forward to commercializing this biopesticide technology in the Canadian market together,” says MustGrow COO Colin Bletsky.

Watch NexusBioAg’s Daniel Samphir and Robert Hornford discuss the agreement with MustGrow Biologics, plans to bring this mustard-based biofumigant to the market, and potential use scenarios at Ag in Motion:

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