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Indigo announces new biofungicide for 2023 season

biotrinsic X19 utilizes microbes to fortify plant growth.

Indigo Agriculture announced the launch of biotrinsic X19 for the 2023 growing season. It is the industry’s first biological fungicide based on the microbe Kosakonia cowanii. 

“We know farmers are always looking for new and better ways to raise the healthiest and most profitable crop, and biotrinsic X19 can help farmers do just that,” said Peter Bunce, commercial head of biologicals at Indigo Ag, in a news release. “A breakthrough biofungicide that sets an uncompromising new standard for managing key seedling diseases in corn and soybean acres, biotrinsic X19 works by empowering the plant’s natural disease management processes.”

Biotrinsic X19 fortifies plant growth with microbes that grow in harmony with plants, colonizing their roots and expanding the zone of disease intervention as the roots grow. The fungicide recorded average yield uplifts of 2.6 bushels per acre for soy and 8.6 bushels per acre for corn in replicated university field trials.

“Anytime we can help plants protect themselves using natural elements, rather than introducing synthetic elements, it’s a benefit to both the plants and the soil,” said Jake Hoalt, co-founder and owner of Xceleration Ag who trialed the product, in a news release. 

Featuring a unique triple mode of action, biotrinsic X19 utilizes Bioblocker action to form a microbial wall of separation between plant roots and the seedling disease, interfering with disease transference. 

Biotrinsic X19 can be used alone or with other fungicides, and is compatible with a wide range of pesticide treatments. The fungicide has been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), and can be used on organic certified farming operations.

Like other Indigo products, biotrinsic X19 is available through local retailers. For more information about the product, visit the Indigo website. 

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