New For 2013: JumpStart LCO
Novozymes BioAg is expanding its
portfolio of biological fertility products
with the introduction of new JumpStart
LCO, a seed-applied product for use in
corn, soybeans and other grain crops.
JumpStart LCO is a combination of two
proven crop-enhancing technologies: Penicillium
bilaii and LCO (lipo-chitooligosaccharide)
Penicillium bilaii is a naturally occurring
soil fungus that provides crops with
better access to soil and fertilizer phosphate. P. bilaii colonizes (grows along)
plant roots, and as the fungus grows and
multiplies, it produces organic acids that
break the bonds that trap phosphate in
mineral form in the soil, enhancing the
availability of the plant nutrient to the
LCO Promoter Technology is a naturally
occurring plant signal molecule.
When present at the time of planting,
LCO Promoter Technology enhances the
plant’s nutritional capabilities, which drive
natural growth processes such as root and
shoot development, immediately and independently
of variety, soil and environmental
conditions. The result of this early
season activity is better plant health and
In addition to the seed-applied Jump-
Start LCO, Novozymes BioAg also offers
Torque, an in-furrow LCO Promoter
Technology for corn in an easy-to-use
product applied in conjunction with popup
or liquid starter fertilizers.
Learn more about JumpStart LCO and
Torque at your ag retailer, seed treater or
by visiting bioag.novozymes.com.
Seed Applied Fungicide From Valent
Valent U.S.A. recently announced that
Rizolex fungicide has been registered by
the Environmental Protection Agency for
use as a seed protectant on soybeans, cotton,
sorghum, corn and sugar beets.
When applied to seed as a foundational
fungicide, Rizolex delivers protection
against a broad spectrum of soilborne and
seed/seedling diseases, including Rhizoctonia
damping-off and Fusarium. The
new seed protectant offers a unique and
needed mode of action and creates a
strong protective zone around the seed
for better stand establishment and increased
yield across a variety of crops.
The mode of action for Rizolex is in a
class by itself. It has also shown exceptional
control when partnered with several
of Valent’s additional seed protectants,
both in-development compounds
and the NipsIt SUITE family of products.
The unique formulation of Rizolex
creates a virtual vapor “shield” around the
seed, providing a distinctive and persistent
protective zone around the seed regardless
of the soil type, condition, pH
level or any fertilization program.
For more information on the full Valent
product line, call 800-6-VALENT
(682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.