Serenade Soil

You’ve looked at the problems of crop fungus and bacteria the same way for years…so maybe it’s time to look at things differently. Serenade® fungicides from Crop Science, a division of Bayer, are designed differently. With a unique biological strain that acts as both a fungicide and a bactericide, Serenade provides more flexibility. And Serenade works differently, with multiple modes of action for more effective management.

Product Information
Serenade Soil® is a fungicide designed to protect young plants against the profit-robbing effects of soil diseases like Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and some strains of Phytophthora. Applied at planting, the Serenade Soil product quickly builds a disease protection zone around the seed or transplant. As the plants grow, the beneficial bacteria in Serenade Soil continue to grow, expanding the disease protection zone and attaching themselves – like armor – to the roots of the plants. The results are significantly higher-yielding fields.
Key Benefits
  • Directly attacks diseases in the soil including Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and some strains of Phytophthora;
  • Activates plant’s natural defenses by priming systemic responses in the plant;
  • Promotes growth and stress resistance;
  • Can be tank-mixed with other in-furrow products like fungicides or fertilizers;
  • Apply using existing spray or chemigation equipment;
  • Unique mode of action (FRAC code 44) for the best defense against the development of fungicide resistance;
  • Exempt from the requirements of a residue tolerance
The active ingredient in Serenade Soil fungicide, Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713, is a beneficial soil bacterium. A master of root colonization, B. subtilis strain QST 713 can quickly build a dense biofilm on plant roots. The biofilm acts as a protective barrier for the roots, shielding them from diseases in the soil, even at the roots’ tips. Safely and comfortably growing in the root zone, the beneficial bacteria in Serenade Soil produce metabolites that:
  • kill soil diseases,
  • activate plant’s natural defenses,
  • promote plant growth,
  • increase the efficiency of photosynthesis.
Registered Crops
  • Tomato
  • Cucurbits
  • Peanuts
  • Potato
  • Strawberry
  • Citrus
  • Onion 
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