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
Tomato damping-off
Cucurbits
October 23, 2017
Prohibit Pythium From Putting a Damper on Your Vegetables
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this pathogen. Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Black Rot of Brassicas
Follow these tips for spotting and treating Xanthomonas campestris. Read More
Bacterial wilt symptoms on blueberry leaves
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt in Blueberries
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Laurel wilt-damaged avocado tree leaves
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Deadly Avocado Disease
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticide Program
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 11, 2017
The Grower’s Take: Citrus, HLB, and Biological Control
Uncle Matt’s Organic orange juice brand has enjoyed steady growth since its 2002 inception. The brand’s success is due to Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 1, 2017
Dispelling the Rumors: Using Biologicals and Biochemicals in IPM Programs
Whether you’re a grower, packer, processor, or retailer, you have experienced the dramatic shift in consumer preference for sustainable practices Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 1, 2017
Silicon: a Biocontrol Agent that Boosts Plant Immunity
Quality and profitability are two important factors that drive our agricultural markets. We have fine-tuned our cultivation processes over centuries Read More
Crop Protection
August 9, 2017
Why Some of the Most Dangerous Potato Diseases are Successful
If you understand the role oxygen, and its lack, plays in potato diseases, you'll be better equipped to battle them. Read More
a freshly picked avocado cradled in hand
Crop Protection
August 3, 2017
Can Avocados Be Saved from Deadly Laurel Wilt Disease?
Scientists from Florida and California are on the case and collaborating. Read More
sprayer nozzles
Biocontrols Conference
July 31, 2017
11 New Biocontrol Products You Need to Know
One of the highlights of the Biocontrols Conference & Expo Series is getting an early look at some of the Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan Cherries
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Disease Control
July 24, 2017
Researchers Find Detection Method for Crown Gall Disease
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes. Read More
Cucurbit leaf crumple virus
Cucurbits
June 20, 2017
Take Caution to Curb Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
Illustration of CRISPR-Cas9
Citrus
June 15, 2017
Make Way for Life-Saving Science on Your Farm [opinion]
While nature always finds a way to adapt, science continues to find other ways to cope. Read More
The Latest
Crop Protection
November 2, 2017
Plant Disease Research Can Learn a Lot f…
Cancer research and plant disease control strategies are based on common principles. Read More
Disease Control
October 31, 2017
Novel Biofungicide Approved for Grapes, …
Marrone Bio Innovations says new product has proven highly effective for controlling downy mildews and white molds. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
October 23, 2017
Biocontrol Gains Traction in the East
Biological control — whether you’re talking about biochemicals, microbial products, beneficials, or even the relatively new category of biostimulants — Read More
Cucurbits
October 23, 2017
Prohibit Pythium From Putting a Damper o…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this pathogen. Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Black Rot of Brass…
Follow these tips for spotting and treating Xanthomonas campestris. Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 11, 2017
The Grower’s Take: Citrus, HLB, and Biol…
Uncle Matt’s Organic orange juice brand has enjoyed steady growth since its 2002 inception. The brand’s success is due to Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 1, 2017
Dispelling the Rumors: Using Biologicals…
Whether you’re a grower, packer, processor, or retailer, you have experienced the dramatic shift in consumer preference for sustainable practices Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 1, 2017
Silicon: a Biocontrol Agent that Boosts …
Quality and profitability are two important factors that drive our agricultural markets. We have fine-tuned our cultivation processes over centuries Read More
Crop Protection
August 9, 2017
Why Some of the Most Dangerous Potato Di…
If you understand the role oxygen, and its lack, plays in potato diseases, you'll be better equipped to battle them. Read More
Crop Protection
August 3, 2017
Can Avocados Be Saved from Deadly Laurel…
Scientists from Florida and California are on the case and collaborating. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
July 31, 2017
11 New Biocontrol Products You Need to K…
One of the highlights of the Biocontrols Conference & Expo Series is getting an early look at some of the Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan …
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Disease Control
July 24, 2017
Researchers Find Detection Method for Cr…
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes. Read More
Cucurbits
June 20, 2017
Take Caution to Curb Cucurbit Leaf Crump…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
Citrus
June 15, 2017
Make Way for Life-Saving Science on Your…
While nature always finds a way to adapt, science continues to find other ways to cope. Read More