Bio Fungicides

Our Bio Fungicides help growers meet sustainability challenges by applying different modes of action to control a broad spectrum of plant pathogens, across a wide range of crops, in a natural way.

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What are Bio Fungicides?

Bio fungicides represent a category of biological crop  protection, also known as “biocontrol”, “biologicals”, “biological pesticides” or “bio pesticides“, which are products based on living organisms and natural compounds that offer protection against many damaging pests and diseases.

These biological products are developed out of microorganisms and natural compounds that are usually occurring in nature. They are isolated and enhanced to provide growers with new tools for their disease management planning that differ from conventional products.

Our bio fungicides such as Serifel® help growers meet sustainability challenges by applying different modes of action to control a broad spectrum of plant pathogens, across a wide range of crops, in a natural way.

Key benefits of Serifel®

Reduction of residues

Biologicals for fruits and vegetables like Serifel® are a complementary or an alternative solution to conventional crop protection products which can help growers to meet society’s ever-growing demand of more sustainably grown food.

Because they are often exempt from Maximum Residue Level (MRL) classification, biological control products help growers manage the demands of food retailers and consumers to further minimize residue levels on crops.


Resistance management

Our bio fungicide Serifel® helps combat resistance and reduce inputs when used with conventional crop protection and in integrated crop management systems. It can also be used in organic production.


Extension of application window

Serifel® is highly active at high and low temperatures, has a wide application window and can be flexibly applied throughout the growing season.


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How Serifel® works

As part of BASF’s extensive BioSolutions portfolio, Serifel® is a preventative bio fungicide that helps you control disease and meet sustainability challenges.

Based on the beneficial bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, Serifel® forms a strong shield of protection around plants, providing broad-spectrum disease control through multiple modes of action. It actively produces anti-fungal metabolites, physically excludes bacteria and fungal pathogens, and denies them nutrients.

It’s effective at low doses on a wide range of crops, including aubergines, grapes, lettuce, mushrooms, peppers, small berries, strawberries and tomatoes. It also has a favorable toxicological profile, which makes it safe for users, the environment and consumers.

What Serifel® gives you is the ability to grow healthy, high quality crops, with the lowest possible residues and a lower environmental impact. 


Brochure: Serifel® – Balanced protection in your hands

Videos and podcast on our Bio Fungicides 

Serifel Product Video

Serifel® - Managing plant diseases with biological fungicides

Serifel® offers a smart solution to protect your crops against fungal diseases and to grow your success. The biological fungicide forms a shield of protection covering a broad spectrum of pathogens, with an extended window of application.

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Farmer voices on BioSolutions by BASF

We believe that BioSolutions will be natural partners in helping us to find the right balance for success. Our highly concentrated biological fungicide, Serifel® is the first choice for balanced protection. Farmers in Mexico share their first-hand experience.

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Podcast on Bio Fungicides

Listen to the "Leaves" episode of our "The science behind your Salad" podcast, including a conversation on bio fungicides. Available on all major podcast platforms and via webplayer.


Global contact for Bio Fungicides

Liliana Vallejo
Liliana Vallejo
Bio Fungicides