Crop Protection 2009: Fungicides

It is a formidible task to find the right products to keep disease at bay and keep a balance to avoid resistance issues. In the second of a four-part series on crop protection, we look at new disease control products and label changes that took place in 2008. For more information on these products, go to the websites listed below the name of each company, or go to www.meisterpro.com.

ADVAN LLC

www.advanllc.com
AgroSource’s FireWall 17WP and FireLine 17WP bactericide/fungicide products now will be marketed by Advan. FireWall (streptomycin) and FireLine (oxytetracycline) are used to protect vegetables and other crops from several bacterial and fungal diseases.

BASF

agproducts.basf.us
Coronet (boscalid and pyraclostrobin) fungicide seed treatment has received EPA approval for use on brassica, bulb, cucurbit, and legume vegetables.

BAYER CROPSCIENCE

www.bayercropscienceus.com
Reason 500 SC (fenamidone) received a new label that includes carrots and brassica, leafy, and fruiting vegetables. It also allows any crop on the label to be planted immediately following the last application of Reason. The new label is approved in Arizona, Florida, and California.

BIOSAFE

www.biosafesystems.com
TerraClean (hydrogen dioxide) can be used in New York on the farm and in the greenhouse. This bactericide/fungicide controls soilborne pathogens and promotes healthy root development.

BIOWORKS

www.bioworksbiocontrol.com
Cease (Bacillus subtilis,strain QST 713) is a microbial fungicide/bactericide that provides foliar disease control for greenhouse-grown (including tunnels) cucurbits, brassicas, strawberries, herbs, bulb, leafy, fruiting, and root and tuber vegetables, and is registered in all states except Alaska, Nevada, Montana, and North Dakota.

RootShield WP (Trichoderma harzianum, strain T-22) is an improved wettable powder formulation of PlantShield HC. This biological fungicide controls root diseases in strawberries, garlic, leeks, onions, shallots, cucurbits, fruiting and leafy vegetables, as well as greenhouse-grown cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and herbs.

Brandt Consolidated Inc.

www.brandtconsolidated.com
Saf-T-Side (petroleum oil) is now OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed. The product is a pre-emulsified smothering oil labeled for a broad range of crops, providing control of insects and disease.

BCS copper fungicide (micronized basic copper sulfate) is EPA registered for use in vegetables and other crops.

CHEMTURA

www.chemtura.com
Chemtura Corporation and Taminco, Inc. have agreed to use Chemtura as exclusive distributor for Thiram Granuflo (tetramethylthiuram disulfide) in the U.S. The product is used to control disease on strawberries and other crops.

DOW AGROSCIENCES

www.dowagro.com
Nova 40W (myclobutanil) has been renamed and repackaged. This fungicide is now known as Rally 40 WSP and is available in new package sizes.

GOWAN

www.gowanco.com
Gowan reached an agreement with Dow AgroSciences, acquiring the rights to its global zoxamide fungicide business, marketed primarily under the brand names Zoxium, Gavel, Electis, Unikat, and Harpon. Zoxamide is a low-use fungicide used to control oomycete fungi infecting potatoes, vines, and vegetables.

GROWTH PRODUCTS LTD.

www.growthproducts.com
Companion (GB03 strain of Bacillus subtillis), a liquid biological fungicide, was granted a new EPA registration with expanded uses on all food crops.

MANA CROP PROTECTION

www.manainc.com
Equus (chlorothalonil) is now registered in California for use on asparagus and strawberries as a preplant drip for transplants.

Nevado 4F (iprodione) also received the nod in California and can be used on lettuce, onions, carrots, and potatoes. This product is labeled to control lettuce drop and bottom rot in lettuce, botrytis and purple blotch in onions, early blight and white mold in potatoes, and Alternaria in carrots.

MARRONE ORGANIC INNOVATIONS

www.marroneorganicinnovations.com
Regalia SC (an extract of giant knotweed, Reynoutria sachalinensis) is registered for use in California. This biopesticide can be used on lettuce, strawberries, peppers, and other crops to control a variety of diseases.

NATURAL INDUSTRIES

www.naturalindustries.com
Actinovate AG (Streptomyces lydicus) was registered for use in California. The OMRI-listed biological fungicide has a one-hour re-entry interval as well as a zero-day pre-harvest interval. Actinovate AG is also labeled as a soil drench application for root decay diseases.

SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION

www.syngentacropprotection.com
Revus (mandipropamid) was approved for use on brassicas, bulb, cucurbits, peppers, and leafy vegetables.

Revus Top (mandipropamid and difenoconazole) is registered for use on tomatoes and potatoes. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending.

VALENT U.S.A.

www.valent.com
Presidio (fluopicolide) is registered for use in leafy vegetables, cucurbits, and fruiting vegetables, including a new California registration on these crops received at the end of 2008. It is also registered in many states for use in brassica (head and stem), bulb, and root vegetable crops (except carrots and potatoes).

Leave a Reply

Disease Control Stories
Apples & PearsGem, A New Fire-Blight-Resistant Pear Cultivar, Makes Its Debut
February 11, 2015
This new pome fruit variety is jointly released by USDA, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and Clemson University. Read More
BerriesHow To Prepare For Strawberry Pathogens
February 5, 2015
From Botrytis in the East to Fusarium and charcoal rot in the West, strawberry growers need a plan of action to contain disease. Read More
Disease ControlPierce’s Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Winegrape Grower Referendum Dates Announced
February 5, 2015
The PD/GWSS assessment is one of the primary sources of funding for research on Pierce’s Disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Read More
Apples & PearsNew Plant Growth Regulator Reduces Fire Blight
February 4, 2015
Fine Americas’ Kudos receives federal Section 3 registration. Read More
Apples & PearsWeird Fungus Invades Apple Trees
February 2, 2015
Pennsylvania growers report presence of brightly colored Nectria fungus. Read More
Apples & PearsNew Bactericide Now Registered in Top Apple Growing States
January 30, 2015
KASUMIN is active on a wide array of plant pathogenic bacteria, including resistant strains. Read More
BerriesStrawberry Growers Get New Disease-Fighting Smartphone App
January 12, 2015
Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference attendees get first look at ‘MyIPM.’ Read More
The Latest
CucurbitsGrafting Research Could Rescue Watermelon Crop In Washi…
February 24, 2015
Researchers are looking to graft watermelon onto other vine plant rootstocks to help prevent Verticilium wilt. Read More
Disease ControlDon’t Let Rust Eat Away At Your Sweet Corn Crop
February 20, 2015
Learn how to ID, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for southern rust of corn. Read More
CucurbitsWatermelons Trending In Central Florida
February 13, 2015
Wimauma-based grower says meeting plant needs essential in strong production. Read More
Apples & PearsGem, A New Fire-Blight-Resistant Pear Cultivar, Makes I…
February 11, 2015
This new pome fruit variety is jointly released by USDA, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and Clemson University. Read More
BerriesHow To Prepare For Strawberry Pathogens
February 5, 2015
From Botrytis in the East to Fusarium and charcoal rot in the West, strawberry growers need a plan of action to contain disease. Read More
Disease ControlPierce’s Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Wineg…
February 5, 2015
The PD/GWSS assessment is one of the primary sources of funding for research on Pierce’s Disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Read More
Apples & PearsNew Plant Growth Regulator Reduces Fire Blight
February 4, 2015
Fine Americas’ Kudos receives federal Section 3 registration. Read More
Apples & PearsWeird Fungus Invades Apple Trees
February 2, 2015
Pennsylvania growers report presence of brightly colored Nectria fungus. Read More
Apples & PearsNew Bactericide Now Registered in Top Apple Growing Sta…
January 30, 2015
KASUMIN is active on a wide array of plant pathogenic bacteria, including resistant strains. Read More
BerriesStrawberry Growers Get New Disease-Fighting Smartphone …
January 12, 2015
Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference attendees get first look at ‘MyIPM.’ Read More
CucurbitsStop Tobacco Streak Virus From Taking Hold Of Your Vege…
December 25, 2014
Learn how to ID, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable disease. Read More
Crop ProtectionBioSafe Systems Announces Amendment To ZeroTol 2.0 Bact…
December 9, 2014
ZeroTol 2.0 is now labeled for use on fruits and vegetables grown in the greenhouse. Read More
CucurbitsProblematic Pathogens In Melons And Watermelons
December 3, 2014
Find out how to monitor and control Phytophthora fruit rot, Fusarium wilt, and bacterial fruit blotch. Read More
Disease ControlPH-D Fungicide Now Available For Additional Crops In Ca…
November 11, 2014
Arysta LifeScience receives supplemental label for fungicide for The Golden State. Read More
Disease ControlNew Mechanism Developed To Prevent Tomato Wilting
November 3, 2014
The mechanism aids in the resistance and susceptibility of a fungus associated with wilt. Read More
BerriesManage Black Root Rot Of Strawberry
October 30, 2014
Controls include preplant nematode analysis, three-to-five year crop rotations, and more. Read More
CucurbitsFight Phytophthora Blight Of Cucurbits
October 25, 2014
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
Disease ControlWashington Concord Grape Growers Wrestle With Blackleaf
October 23, 2014
Physiological disorder manifested due to unusually hot and sunny summer. Read More