New Fungicide From Syngenta Controls Leaf Spots, Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew And Rhizoctonia

Syngenta unveiled plans for the introduction of a new active ingredient. The SDHI fungicide, known by the general name Solatenol fungicide, will be registered for use on cucurbit, fruiting vegetables, grapes, peanuts, pome fruit, potatoes, wheat, corn, and soybeans.

“As growers continue to encounter profit-robbing foliar diseases and soil pathogens in their crops, the need grows for an effective fungicide with broad-spectrum, long-lasting disease control,” said Allison Tally, technical product lead for Syngenta. “Solatenol fungicide binds tightly to the plant’s wax layer and slowly penetrates the tissue, providing the disease control that growers need.”

The Solatenol fungicide active ingredient will also provide preventive fungicidal activity, translaminar movement, and rainfastness.

Solatenol fungicide is designed to provide disease control on a wide range of crops, including:

Apples, Grapes, and Pears: Upon registration, Solatenol fungicide will be marketed as Aprovia fungicide in apples, grapes, and pears. Aprovia will provide control of apple scab, powdery mildew, fly speck, and sooty blotch. It has shown high intrinsic activity on apple scab and mixes well in the tank with other products and will be used at low rates.

Fruiting Vegetables and Cucurbits: Solatenol fungicide and difenoconazole will be marketed as Aprovia Top fungicide upon registration. Aprovia Top will control early blight, powdery mildew, and gummy stem blight.

Potatoes: Solatenol fungicide will be marketed as Elatus fungicide for use in potatoes. It will contain two active ingredients — Solatenol fungicide and azoxystrobin — providing growers with a fungicide that demonstrates no cross-resistance to strobilurin or triazole fungicides. Elatus exhibits excellent Rhizoctonia control and produces increased yield potential.

Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, And Peanuts: Soltaneol will be marketed as Trivapro upon registration and will offer three modes of action for resistance management in the control of rust and leaf spot in corn, soybeans, and wheat. Elatus will also be registered for us on peanuts to control white mold, limb rot, and leaf spot.

Solatenol fungicide will be used in university and Syngenta field trials this summer.

Source: Syngenta news release

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