Dec 6, 2018
New Fungicide Available for Leafy Greens Producers

Leafy greens growers now have a new option to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. AVIV from Sym-Agro is now registered in California. It is the first clear liquid non-staining Bacillus formulation.

The product is a new approach to biofungicides, using ruggedized spores that grow and colonize on the foliage to build a protective physical barrier

AVIV’s formulation includes environmental and photo degradation protection, to ensure consistent performance.

“AVIV uses a patented manufacturing process to optimize the bioavailability of its active ingredient, a newly discovered strain of Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03 with broad-spectrum disease control,” says Sym-Agro president Peter Bierma. “This process helps AVIV solubilize completely in the spray tank, eliminating the risk of clogged application equipment and leaving no visual deposit on treated crops.”

In addition, the increased bioavailability of AVIV’s active ingredient means low use rates. For conventional growers, a 10 oz. use rate can economically be added to increase disease defense and provide solid resistance management.

AVIV can be tank mixed with a wide variety of other crop protection products, including bactericides such as copper.

The product is colorless, odorless and offers higher stability than other Bacillus products.

For more information on AVIV,  contact Sym-Agro at 541.607.5097 or

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