New Product Registration: Introducing BioCarb-K

Powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot are two of the most important diseases of grapes worldwide and causes huge economic losses in Table grape and wine production. These fungal diseases do not only negatively affect yield, but also drive-up production cost and can have undesirable effects on Table grape and wine quality. Similarly, Powdery mildew has the ability to infect all cucurbit crops and if not treated preventatively can lead to severe yield reduction.

We are delighted to share the good news with you, BioCarb-K has been approved as a biorational fungicide (L11339) and is now officially part of our Bio Crop Protection range. BioCarb-K is a potassium bicarbonate contact fungicide with preventive and curative effects against Grey Mould (Botrytis) and Powdery mildew on Table and wine grapes as well as cucurbits.

This 99% food grade potassium bicarbonate product has various modes of action. When applied to the target crop it results in a shift in the pH value on the crop surface, making it unfavourable for pathogen growth. BioCarb-K influences osmotic pressure, resulting in drying out of pathogen hyphae and collapsing of spores. Lastly it interferes with the appressorium cells of the pathogen, preventing colonisation of the crop.

We are proud to add a new solution to growers IPM Toolkits to support them in realising our vision of a ‘Healthy Food and Healthy Environment, for all.’

Please do not hesitate to contact the Andermatt Madumbi team or your regional Biospecialist for more information.

Kind regards,

Sias Leipoldt
Business Lead: Product Portfolio Management