Nano technology makes a better mix for Vive Crop Protection


Canadian potato growers will have a new weapon in the fight against rhizoctonia and black scurf for 2024.

AZteroid FC fungicide uses precision chemistry to deliver systemic, long-lasting control of diseases in a wide range of crops, but is registered for only potatoes in Canada, says Vive Crop Protection marketing and communications manager Emily Roden.

In this interview, recorded at Commodity Classic at Houston, Texas, Roden tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin how AZteroid FC uses nanotechnology to provide targeted protection and hassle-free tank mixing. She explains how Vive uses Allosperse delivery technology, a patented nano-polymer, to influence how active ingredients behave in the jug and in the field.

Roden says Allosperse targets and optimizes the interaction between active ingredients, liquid fertilizers, micronutrients, and other crop inputs creating a hassle-free, more efficient application to ensure best performance.

“Eventually, in Canada, you’re going to be able to see enhanced leaf coverage with foliar applications. We’re also noticing that when you’re using our products, they actually help stay in suspension as well for a longer period of time,” says Roden.

“These little Allosperse nano polymers are really, really powerful, and help to create a more targeted and more efficient tank mix operation for potato growers,” adds Roden. “They really help the grower be able to mix our products with other liquid fertilizers, micronutrients and other crop inputs.” Watch the full report below.

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