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Allegro fungicide registered for apples, carrots


June 28, 2011
By Syngenta Canada

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June 28, 2011, Guelph,
Ont – Syngenta recently announced that Allegro® 500F fungicide is
now registered for use on apples, carrots and ginseng, in time for the 2011
Canadian growing season.

June 28, 2011, Guelph,
Ont – Syngenta recently announced that Allegro® 500F fungicide is
now registered for use on apples, carrots and ginseng, in time for the 2011
Canadian growing season.

This newly expanded
label for Allegro is in addition to its existing registration for disease
control in crops including: potatoes, edible-podded legume vegetables (except
peas), beans, dry beans, brassica leafy greens, bushberries (crop subgroup 13B)
cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.

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Allegro, a
broad-spectrum fungicide, contains the active ingredient fluazinam. The unique
activity of this product allows for effective control of a broad range of
diseases at low use rates making it an ideal rotational partner. Allegro is
also the only available crop protection product from the pyridinamine class of
chemistry (Group 29).

“Allegro stops fungus in
two ways – by inhibiting its respiration and by reducing energy within the
fungus – which prevents spore germination,” says Tara McCaughey, technical crop
manager for Syngenta Canada.

In apples, Allegro
provides effective control of the following diseases: apple scab (Venturia
inaequalis
); flyspeck (Schizothyrium pomi) and sooty blotch (Gloeodes
pomigena
). Plus, it’s registered for the suppression of mites.

Allegro also controls
important diseases that afflict ginseng: rhizoctonia root rot (Rhizoctonia
solani
); alternaria blight (Alternaria panax); and botrytis blight (Botrytis
cinerea
). When applied to carrot crops, Allegro controls white mould
(Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) and alternaria leaf blight (Alternaria dauci).

For more information,
please visit www.syngenta.com.