Potato Grower

May 2019

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 21 it allows ingredients that otherwise may not be compatible to be mixed in and applied from the same tank. With chemistries attracted to and contained in their own respective shuttles, growers and applicators have greatly increased freedom to combine several active ingredients and modes of action into a single solution, without having to worry about settling or coagulation. The first products from Vive's FC platform were released a couple years ago: azoxystrobin and bifenthrin soil treatments. Once those proved successful, it was a relatively simple step to apply the technology to other chemis- tries like imidacloprid and metalaxyl. "Once that form is translatable to other ac- tive ingredients, it's pretty easy for us to identi- fy the chemical properties that are suitable for our polymer," says Vive biologist Gary Poon. Vive works closely with growers across the Vive's AZteroid FC 3.3 treats a range of fungal diseases in potato. These inoculated trial potatoes show the difference a treatment of AZteroid FC 3.3 (right) can make compared to being left untreated (left). Vive's Allosperse delivery nanotechnology utilizes polymer "shuttles" to allow chemistries to work well together that otherwise would react in such a way as to make them unusable for growers. Re-Vive-al Re-Vive-al

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