Vive Crop Protection receives EPA approval for the world’s first three-way biological, chemical and Allosperse fungicide

Vive Crop Protection receives EPA approval for the world’s first three-way biological, chemical and Allosperse fungicide
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May 11th, 2021 | Vive News Release

AZterknot TM fungicide from Vive Crop Protection received approval from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency recently.

AZterknot fungicide is the world’s first three-way fungicide combination that harnesses the benefits of
biologicals, the performance of chemistry and the ease of Allosperse®. Allosperse is proprietary nano-
polymer technology developed by Vive Crop Protection that allows previously incompatible products to
be mixed and applied in one application, reducing fuel, time and water usage.

Registered in a broad range of crops for soil and foliar applications, AZterknot provides the plant health
and disease control benefits of two market-leading active ingredients: Reynoutria extract and
azoxystrobin, the disease-fighting active found in AZteroid® FC 3.3 from Vive Crop Protection. These two
modes of action combine with Vive’s patented Allosperse technology to provide unparalleled handling
ease and efficiency, systemic disease control and activation of the plant’s natural defense mechanisms.
Darren Anderson, CEO of Vive Crop Protection says, “Biologicals are a large and growing segment,
because they add additional performance and environmental benefits. But until now, delivering them to
the field has been a challenge. For the first time, we have used Vive’s patented Allosperse Delivery
System to combine a biological and a chemical in the same jug. This provides growers the best of both
worlds, allowing them to save valuable resources and money while increasing crop yields.”

Anderson continues, “AZterknot is the first step in mobilizing the power of both biological and chemical
active ingredients, using our Allosperse technology. Vive is working on a pipeline of products to
integrate a broad range of biological actives with Allosperse and other trusted chemistries to provide
grower solutions that were not possible before.”

According to a recent Lux Research report, Joshua Haslun says, “One of the greatest challenges for
biological products (is) in wide distribution and competition with conventional synthetics. Solving for
shelf life and compatibility issues when used in combination with synthetic products would be a
blockbuster advance for a biological product. With this in mind, Vive’s current partnership with Marrone
represents an opportunity to prove the additive value of the Allosperse technology.”

Dan Bihlmeyer, VP Sales and Marketing at Vive Crop Protection says, “AZterknot opens up a world of
possibilities for growers looking for the plant health benefits of biologicals and the power of trusted
chemistry in one easy product. They’ll find that AZterknot activates the plant’s natural defenses and
inhibits pathogen growth while providing systemic control of yield-robbing diseases.”

The U.S. EPA approved AZterknot fungicide to address fungal diseases in important food, fiber and fuel
crops. There is a growing demand, and an unmet need for a solution to address the annual US market of
over 200 million acres of corn, rice, soybeans, peanuts, cotton, sugar beets and potatoes.

Based on grower case studies, Vive products are estimated to have saved U.S. farmers 34 million gallons
of water, 189,000 gallons of fuel and 15,000 hours of farm labor since 2018.
AZterknot will be available this summer through distributor and retail commercial channels in the U.S.

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