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Posted 28 January 2015. PMN Crop News.

Three Verdesian Products Earn Approval for Use in Canada

Growers to benefit from new seed treatment and inoculant choices

Source: SFP Press Release.

Cary, North Carolina (January 7, 2015)--Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the availability of three new products to Canadian growers. “We’re proud to offer innovative seed treatment and inoculant solutions for the Canadian market,” said Mike Blanding, Verdesian vice president of sales, seed treatments and inoculants. “We feel strongly that growers across Canada will find our products give their crops a stronger start than ever before.”


Each of the three new products from Verdesian (PRIMO® for soybeans, PRE-VAIL® for forage crops and Accolade®-L for wheat, canola and barley) recently received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval and are now available to Canadian producers.

All three products contain a unique biological growth promoter to help get crops off to a good start early in the growing season. This biological growth promoter containing Azospirillum brasilense strains,derived from natural sources, is now available as a new viable option for producers.

PRIMO, a highly concentrated liquid inoculant, delivers a high-bacteria load of rhizobia to increase root mass, nodulation and, ultimately, the health of soybean plants. Its growth promotion abilities are a unique feature among available soybean inoculants, and results in increased levels of nitrogen fixation, leading to improved yields.

Accolade-L is the first biological growth promoter of its kind, containing Azospirillum brasilense strains, approved for wheat, canola and barley that can be applied directly to the seed as a seed treatment. The growth promoter in Accolade-L helps increase seedling vigor and improves root mass development as it fixes nitrogen in the root zone.

PRE-VIAL, a clay-based pre-inoculant for forages, can be applied directly to the seed, months in advance of planting, for added convenience. Its combination of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and the biological growth promoter help improve early forage growth and overall stands.

With each product containing Verdesian’s exclusive Azospirillum brasilense strains, as well as having unique properties to get their plant species off to a good start, natural biological products from Verdesian help crops start out strong to improve yields down the road.

“Canadian growers face some of the most challenging farming conditions in the world,” said Greg Thompson, chief operating officer for Verdesian. “Where these types of challenges are prevalent, it is critical to get plants off to a strong, healthy start for maximum yields. We’re confident that growers around the country will soon realize the impact of Verdesian’s expertise in supporting impactful beginnings to each growing season.”

For more information, contact your Verdesian sales representative or visit