Source: AgraQuest press release
Ballad Plus fungicide from AgraQuest is now registered for control of Asian soybean rust (ASR), powdery mildew, Cercospora, frogeye leaf spot, anthracnose and brown spot on soybeans. Its unique mode of action is a patented strain of Bacillus pumilus (strain QST 2808).
Ballad Plus's patented strain of Bacillus pumilus (strain QST 2808) produces an antifungal amino sugar compound that disrupts cell metabolism and destroys cell walls, killing plant pathogens. It creates a zone of inhibition on plant surfaces, preventing pathogens from becoming established on the plant.