STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israeli crop protection and aquaculture company, is announcing that its ‘hybrid’ fungicide REGEV® [melaleuca alternifolia extracts (trade marked as Timorex Gold) + difenoconazole] is now registered in Chile for the control of Powdery Mildew in tomatoes and Apple scab in pome fruits. Label extension has also been submitted for gray mold, powdery mildew in grapes, brown rot and sour rot in stone fruits and Alternaria in cherries.
STK REGEV® is the world’s first ‘hybrid’ fungicide, and is currently used successfully in many countries and several regions of the world, with plans for US rollout this year, and global expansion in the future.
STK photomicroscopy of diseased cell rupture by REGEV hybrid fungicide
STK REGEV is a ready to use ‘pre-mix’ fungicide, used exactly as conventional fungicides, but with the added benefits of reduced chemical residues and much better resistance management due to its highly complex formulation of Tea Tree Oil and Difenoconazole. This fungicide serves as a ‘bridge,’ providing farmers an easy to use crop protection solution, thereby expanding the use of biologicals products for sustainable agriculture.
Field test data has shown STK REGEV performs as well or better than leading chemical fungicides… but with REGEV, farmers will now realize all the benefits of lower chemical load, reduced chemical residues while having a new tool for resistance management.
According to STK Country Manager for Chile, Alvaro Arroyo, “in addition to be a complement to the portfolio of STK in Chile, REGEV will be a game-changer for Chilean growers, making their crops more environmentally-friendly and more exportable. Many have experienced great success with STK’s TIMOREX GOLD®, the botanical-based biofungicide. Now hundreds of tomato, apple, and soon grape and stone fruits growers, who are moving to healthier production, will be able to use REGEV and enjoy the benefits of biologics in the same easy way they use their current chemical pesticides.”
Founded in 1994, STK is a bio-ag technology company developing botanical crop protection solutions that enhance the safety, yield and quality of multiple crops.
STK helps growers, food companies and supermarkets deliver healthier and safer food to market. Our botanical and hybrid solutions are easily integrated into conventional spraying programs, helping to advance the Integrated Pest Management approach to food production.
With activities and product registrations in over 30 countries, STK bio-ag technologies is an enabler in the global sustainable agriculture movement, offering a transformative solution for solving 21st century food protection challenges.