New Fungicide Puts Target on Fruit and Vegetable Diseases

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced that EPA has approved registration of its Dart Fungicide EC for the control of a wide range of fruit and vegetable diseases. In four years of university trials, Dart demonstrated control of diseases such as powdery mildew, downy mildew, Botryosphaeria, Alternaria (late blight), mummy berry, Phomopsis, Anthracnose, as well as apple and pear scab.


Dart is a broad spectrum contact fungicide that has been OMRI and NOP approved for use in certified organic crop production. According to Westbridge, Dart’s formulation is an emulsifiable concentrate that helps to improve crop quality by effectively controlling diseases that can negatively impact crop yield. It is exempt from maximum residue limits and there is no pre-harvest interval, so it can be used throughout the growing season up to day of harvest.

“The addition of Dart Fungicide to our product lineup is very exciting,” stated Tina Koenemann, President of Westbridge, in a prepared news release. “Our goal is to continually provide growers with new and effective products designed to keep up with today’s ever-changing crop production challenges. DART gives growers another effective tool to help manage a number of plant diseases.”

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