Serenade™ is based on the bacterial strain Bacillus subtilis
QST 713. The Serenade™ product attacks fungal cells and certain bacterial infection pathogens. The effect it has on the pests is far from gentle: the bacteria's lipopeptides punch holes in the cell membranes, causing the cells to collapse and killing the pathogen. Additionally, Serenade™ makes plants more robust, promotes their growth and thus also increases yields. In the soil, the beneficial bacteria in Serenade™, provided at optimized levels, colonize the roots of the plant, providing a “living” barrier of protection as the plant grows, thus continually protecting it against soil diseases whilst promoting growth.
Serenade™ is effective against fire blight, botrytis, sour rot, rust, sclerotinia, powdery mildew, bacterial spot and white mold as well as soil diseases such as Pythium
Serenade™ can be used in, for example, fruit, vegetables, oilseed rape and legumes.
Members of the Serenade™ brand family include:
Serenade™ MAX, Serenade™ ASO, Serenade™ Soil, Serenade™ Optimum