Recently, Bayer launched its first biofungicide, Serenade, in China. Through the symbiosis in root periphery, this product could create a protective barrier around the root of plants. While helping plants absorb more effective nutrients from the soil, it also enables the root system to grow more vigorously and enhances the "immunity" of plants, which reduces the incidence of plant diseases.
Serenade contains QST713, a biocontrol microorganism, which is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria widely distributed in different living environments. It boasts of strong stress resistance, widely existing on the surface of soil and plants. At the same time, it is also a kind of endophyte, being non-toxic and harmless to humans, livestock and the environment.
The advantages of Bayer’s Serenade
Rapid root colonization
Serenade has an excellent root colonization ability. After colonization, the plant will grow a large number of lateral roots, which are denser and take longer to absorb more phosphorus elements, whilst increasing the quantity of other nutrients and enhancing water absorption, thus ensuring the root system is more stable.
Different ways to promote growth
Serenade secretes auxins such as butanediol and indoleacetic acid to promote plant growth in the early stages. Its complex iron and enzyme varieties can decompose the organic matter in the soil into the nutrients, which are more easily absorbed by the plant root system, thus benefiting the plant.
Concurrent control of fungi and bacteria
Serenade is colonized in the root to form a protective film, which can prevent and control a large variety of crop fungal and bacterial diseases. It can also induce plants to produce a systemic defense response to resist diseases and stress.
Serenade has a strong property of heat resistance and stress resistance, and can be applied to the crop field without temperature and light restraints, thus enabling its wide applicability. It is mix-tank compatible, and can be mixed reliably with most of the fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers.