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BASF fungicide registered for apples and blueberries


February 16, 2021
By Fruit & Vegetable

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The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has authorized the registration of Merivon fungicide, produced by BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF). Merivon fungicide uses two active ingredients, Xemium (fluxapyroxad) and AgCelence (pyraclostrobin), to address diseases like black rot and bitter rot in apples, and Septoria leaf spot and botrytis grey mold in blueberries. It’s also registered in stone fruit, leafy vegetables, cucurbits, strawberries, root and bulb vegetables; Merivon fungicide is available for the 2021 growing season.

“With its unique combination of active ingredients, Merivon fungicide works across disease lifecycles providing continuous redistribution and extended residual protection even under adverse conditions,” said Trevor Latta, brand manager, corn, soybeans and horticulture with BASF. “The combination of the two active ingredients offers more consistent disease control to help maximize yield and quality potential for growers.”

Growers can learn more about Merivon fungicide and all other BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions products by visiting agsolutions.ca.

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