Vive Crop Protection Receives EPA Registration for Bifender At-Plant Insecticide

Dec 17, 2015, 11:00 ET from Vive Crop Protection

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved Vive Crop Protection's Bifender™ insecticide using Vive's proprietary Allosperse® delivery technology. The product contains bifenthrin, an excellent broad-spectrum insecticide, and is targeted for early-season in-furrow or soil applications. Bifender has best-in-class compatibility with starters and other liquid fertilizers and can be mixed directly with the fertilizer in the spray tank prior to application.  Bifender won't clog nozzles or spray lines and is effective in harsh environmental conditions including sustained cold weather and hard water. 

"We're very excited to bring Bifender to growers across the United States," said Vive Crop Protection CEO Keith Thomas. "This is the third product we have registered that uses our Allosperse delivery technology, and we have a deep pipeline of additional products in development."

"Trouble-free liquid fertilizer compatibility means that growers can simultaneously apply nutrition and crop protection products during planting without worrying about performance," said Vive's Vice President, Business Development (NAFTA) Tony Zatylny.  "Bifender builds on Vive's portfolio of fertilizer-compatible products, including the at-plant fertilizer-compatible fungicide AZteroid™.  Bifender will be available for key crops in 2016, including corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, and potatoes." 

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