Nutriad has developed a product that, compared to acids, is equally effective against a wide range of fungi and bacteria, but less corrosive and with reduced risk of resistance development.
Acids are currently used in order to restrain the growth of fungi and bacteria in grains and animal feed. Although effective, acids cause corrosion. It is an attack on the equipment. This is a known issue in grain storage and the processing of grains. In addition, the resistance to acids in fungi and bacteria increases with negative impact on effectiveness.
The company started to work with phyto-active substances: plant substances with a powerful effect. Tests have shown that these substances also contribute to ensure effective combating against a broad range of fungi and bacteria and that without being corrosive. The search has yielded a new product: Mold-Nil Pro.
Mold-Nil Pro is a blend of organic acids and phytochemicals, selected for their effectiveness against moulds in grains. From tests it has been shown that this combination works synergistically on its efficacy against moulds.
- Less corrosiveness
-It has a unique formulation with a minimized amount of free propionic acid, a reduced amount of total propionic acid and a maximized amount of buffered propionic acid. See diagram ‘Optimized propionic acid formulation’.
Mold-Nil is not a new product in itself. The ‘Pro’ version is a next generation product that works at least equally effective in the protection of cereals. See diagram ‘Efficacy of MOLD-NIL® PRO versus MOLD-NIL®’. With the addition for the phytochemicals the efficacy is in general more pronounced mainly due to the absence of resistance.
Using Mold-Nil Pro in grains has many benefits. It is less corrosive to machinery, consequently extending the longevity. The product is effective against a broad spectrum of moulds in grains. It keeps cereals palatable and of a high nutritional value.