SePRO Corporation has announced the introduction of Zio fungicide, a solution providing golf course superintendents, landscapers, and growers with a new tool to manage several important turf and ornamental diseases.
Zio is a bacteria hand-selected from a library of 60,000-plus microbes to protect plants against destructive diseases and improve quality. It colonizes the plant while producing compounds to control harmful plant pathogens including Rhizoctonia (brown patch), Pythium spp. and anthracnose. Zio has been scientifically proven to provide preventative control of resistant fungi utilizing multiple modes-of-action. Additionally, Zio can be mixed with traditional fungicides to enhance efficacy and minimize the risk of resistance development.
“It’s a pretty rare instance when superintendents, growers, and landscapers can utilize a product that checks all the desired boxes; effective, broad-spectrum and resistance adverse,” SePRO portfolio leader Mark Brotherton said. “These benefits are largely attributed to Zio’s multiple MoA. It produces compounds that halt fungi respiration, deprive pathogens of iron and enzymatically breakdown fungal structures. Zio also rapidly colonizes the plant and soil profile, occupying sites where pathogens would otherwise infect the plant.”
Zio is labeled for a wide range of use on sites including turfgrass, production ornamentals, landscapes, and vegetable transplants. It is also OMRI certified for organic production.