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Nufarm adds new fungicides to growing horticultural portfolio

April 10, 2017

Calgary, AB [April 10, 2017] – An exclusive new Canadian distribution agreement between bio-ferm and Nufarm Agriculture Inc. adds two biological fungicides to Nufarm’s horticultural line of crop protection solutions. Blossom ProtectTM and Botector® are now available from Nufarm in Canada, as part of the company’s lineup of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for Canadian horticultural growers.

“Biological fungicides make up an important and growing part of our fungicide portfolio,” says Maria Dombrowsky, Horticultural Specialist at Nufarm Agriculture Inc. “Blossom Protect and Botector are great complements to our existing products, and will allow Nufarm to continue to support growers and their IPM programs.”

Blossom Protect is a biological fungicide that provides effective protection for pome fruit against fire blight (Erwinia amylovora) – a disease that has been a growing problem in pome fruit nationwide. Botector is a biological fungicide used to protect grapes from botrytis (Botrytis cinerea) – a pathogen that can cause significant yield and grape quality losses. Both Blossom Protect and Botector make great additions to a grower’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

“Bio-ferm products contain a unique mode of action that hinders the development of resistance,” says Werner Fischer, Managing Director with bio-ferm. “Our products are suitable for conventional and organic production, and bring the additional benefit of being safe for humans, animals and beneficials. They are certified through Ecocert Canada.”

Blossom Protect and Botector are available exclusively through Nufarm Agriculture Inc., their distributors and retailer partners across Canada.

About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a leading manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios which are comprised of proprietary and off-patent branded products. Nufarm products are made to suit the diverse Canadian growing conditions. For more information please call our Product Information Line at 1-800-868-5444 or visit our website at www.nufarm.ca.

About bio-ferm

bio-ferm GmbH (www.bio-ferm.com) is a subsidiary of the Austrian based, family owned Erber Group (www.erber-group.net). Erber-Group is a leading group of companies in the field of food and feed safety, focusing on natural feed additives, feed and food analysis, as well as plant protection. Sales partners included, Erber is represented in more than 120 countries – in about 50 with own business units. The international focus and a strong in-house research and development department are key elements of their success and have contributed to the growth for more than 30 years – sustainably and in a forward-thinking way.

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For more information, contact:                              

Sabrina Bladon

Eastern Marketing Manager

Nufarm Agriculture Inc.

sabrina.bladon@ca.nufarm.com

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Blossom Protect™ is a trademark of bio-ferm, a company of the Erber-Group.

Botector® is a registered trademark of bio-ferm, a company of the Erber-Group.