AgBiome’s New Zio Biofungicide Receives EPA Registration

AgBiome’s New Zio Biofungicide Receives EPA Registration

AgBiome harvests environmental samples from agriculturally relevant environments across the U.S. From these samples, microbes are collected, analyzed, sequenced, and tracked.

AgBiome announced March 20 that Zio, a new biological fungicide developed by ornamental industry newcomer AgBiome, has been approved by the EPA. This new product will be marketed by SePRO in the ornamentals market.


“SePRO’s knowledge of the turf and ornamentals market and expertise in commercializing products make them the perfect partner to bring our first product to these markets,” says Ted Piatt, Sales Director at AgBiome Innovations.

Zio effectively controls economically important and problematic pathogens. This novel fungicide has multiple modes of action, no special storage requirements, and is OMRI-listed. Zio is the first product from AgBiome’s pipeline which has several fungicides and insecticides in development.

“Our ever-growing collection of sequenced microbes, combined with AgBiome’s proprietary screening capabilities, results in unique and powerful discoveries that will benefit horticulturists, landscapers, nursery operators and turf professionals,” says Dr. Lee Simmons, AgBiome Innovations Technical Director.

AgBiome discovers and develops innovative biological and trait products for crop protection. Its proprietary Genesis discovery platform comprises the world’s largest, most diverse, fully-sequenced collection of microbes, coupled to industry-best screens for insect, disease, and nematode control.

SePRO Corporation is a research-based life sciences company focused on the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and is recognized for providing a high level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets.

Read more Zio, AgBiome, and the SePRO partnership in AgBiome Will Enter the Ornamentals Market With a New Biological Fungicide.