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A Management tool - verticillium wilt

Sero-X is the first product in the world to be registered for the management of Verticillium Wilt by targeting microsclerotia.

As of December 2020, Sero-X is now registered for use in cotton for the reduction in formation of the microsclerotia of verticillium dahliae assisting in the management of verticillium wilt.


CLAIMS APVMA Approval No: 81070

For the control or suppression of a range of insect pests, including green mirids, silver leaf white fly (biotype b), heliothis, diamondback moth and two spotted spider mite, in cotton, lucerne, brassicas, cucurbits and tomatoes as specified in the Directions for Use table.

Also for use in cotton for the reduction in formation of the microsclerotia of Verticillium dahliae assisting in the management of Verticillium wilt.


The active constituent in Sero-X is an extract of Clitoria ternatea (Butterfly Pea). The bioactive compounds in Butterfly Pea are a group of ultra-stable cyclic peptides that have distinct biological activities and perform different defensive roles. Proteins and peptides are the working molecules of life, they make up the fundamental machinery that runs most biological processes.

Over 70 bioactive peptides have been identified in Butterfly Pea and they are chemically diverse depending on which part of the plant they come from e.g., leaves, stems or seed.

They are compounds the plant produces for defence against pests and diseases and they all play different roles.

Research is evolving with these exciting compounds and in collaboration with University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience we will continue to define and characterise the various modes of action and activities of these defensive compounds.

Gilding et. al. New Phytologist (2016) 210: doi: 10.1111/nph.13789


The ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science (CIPPS) is a national research centre. Their vision is to discover new proteins and peptides from Australia’s diverse flora and fauna, decode their biological functions, and develop new proteins and peptides to address challenges in health, agriculture and industry.

Innovate Ag are a proud industry partner and together with international collaborators we are working to unleash the power of peptides and proteins for the benefit of humankind.

For more technical information and trial results, please view the Sero-X Verticillium Wilt Label Update technical document which can be found by clicking the green button located at the top of this page.

Alternatively you can contact us on 02 6795 3787 or email [email protected].