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Funding received to advance ag crop protection


July 7, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Funding received to advance ag crop protection
Innovotech Inc. has secured funding in excess of
$ 900,000 from
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to help commercialize Agress™, a seed
treatment and plant spray.

July 6, 2010, Edmonton,
Alta. – Innovotech Inc. has secured funding in excess of $900,000 from
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to help commercialize Agress™, a seed
treatment and plant spray designed to protect crops against both bacterial and
fungal infections.

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The two year, repayable
funding, administered in Alberta through the Agriculture and Food Council, will
focus on field trials to expand the potential applications of Agress from pulse
crops (dry beans, dry peas, lentils, chickpeas) and soybeans to high value
horticultural crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes.

The funding will also be
used to support regulatory approval submissions for Agress.