Used by many of the largest conventional, sustainable and organic growers in the world, SERENADE® consistently helps growers win the battle against fungal and bacterial diseases. SERENADE contains a unique, patented strain of Bacillus subtilis (strain QST 713) which provides over 30 different lipopeptides that work synergistically to destroy disease pathogens and provide superior antimicrobial activity. It protects vegetables, fruit, nut and vine crops against diseases such as Fire Blight, Botrytis, Sour Rot, Rust, Sclerotinia, Powdery Mildew, Bacterial Spot and White Mold. Quality controlled formulation and state of the art manufacturing adds to the consistent performance that SERENADE provides.
An in-depth look on how the active ingredient in SERENADE fungicide, B. subtilis strain QST 713 works.
SERENADE is unique because it contains the only Bacillus subtilis strain (QST 713) that has three groups of lipopeptides working together to destroy disease-causing pathogens. It stops harmful spores from germinating, it disrupts the germ tubes and mycelial growth and it inhibits attachment of the plant pathogen to the leaf by producing a zone of inhibition which restricts the growth of the disease. This novel, and multiple site, mode of action not only creates an effective fungicide, but also makes it very difficult for diseases to develop resistance. SERENADE is therefore an important tool for growers in areas where resistance to conventional products has developed, and it will help to prevent the development of resistant pathogens when it is rotated in a control program with other registered fungicides.
SERENADE is a flexible tank-mix option and complements standard disease control programs. It is compatible with registered products such as copper, sulfur and other foliar-applied micronutrients, insecticides and fungicides. SERENADE is also compatible with use of non-penetrating, non-ionic products such as silicone surfactants.
SERENADE is registered for use in more than 23 countries, including USA, Brazil and Japan. SERENADE is the only microbial biofungicide to secure Annex One approval, allowing commercialization in EU countries.
SERENADE is exempt from the requirements of a residue tolerance, helping growers meet "clean" food standards established by independent scientific certification systems. Also, an exported crop treated with SERENADE is not subject to Codex import requirements.
Peace of Mind
Worker Safety & Flexibility
SERENADE is safe for workers with just a 4-hour restricted entry interval. Its 0-day preharvest interval makes SERENADE an excellent tool for late season disease problems, right up to and including the day of harvest.
SERENADE is compatible with IPM programs. It is non-toxic to beneficial insects, mites, bees and other non-target organisms.