The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded Advanced Biological Marketing, Van Wert, Ohio, an $80,000 grant for its innovative research in fungicides. Advanced Biological Marketing was one of 129 small businesses in 42 states awarded with the Small Business Innovation Research grant.

Advanced Biological Marketing will use the grant for two phases of corn assays and research using T-22 for Corn, a long-term companion fungicide that improves yield and protects against disease through the silking and tassling stage.

"We are excited to be given this grant so we can continue our research and improve one of the most innovative fungicide products," says Dan Custis, president of Advanced Biological Marketing. "Ultimately, we want to find the seed hybrids that work best with T-22 for Corn to continue to increase yield for farmers."

T-22 for Corn was developed by Cornell University. Advanced Biological Marketing and Cornell University have demonstrated that T-22 for Corn has protected corn plants from soil-borne pathogens Pythium, Fusarium, Sclerotina and Rhizoctonia. T-22 for Corn contains a unique strain of the beneficial fungus Trichoderma harzianum Rifai that grows with the root system of the plant.

Source: Company Release