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BASF introduces new powdery mildew control

February 13, 2015  By Press release

February 12, 2015, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has been granted a label expansion for Vivando fungicide to include control of powdery mildew on pome fruit, fruiting vegetables, hops, cucurbits, peaches and cherries in addition to grapes.

As the only Group U8 fungicide on the market, Vivando offers growers powdery mildew control, even in crops where resistance or tolerance to other chemistries is a concern.

“Vivando is an excellent tool for Powdery mildew control in all of these newly-labelled crops,” says Scott Hodgins, brand manager for horticultural products with BASF. “We’re particularly pleased to provide growers with new chemistry that will help them to address resistance management concerns.”


Vivando uses vapour activity to provide thorough protection of both fruit and foliage, even with dense crop canopies or tightly-set fruit.

Vivando has been used in grapes across Canada and the U.S. since 2011. In addition to grapes, Vivando is now registered for use on cherry Subgroup 12-09A, cucurbits Group 9, peach Subgroup 12-09B, hops, fruiting vegetables, grapes and pome fruit.

BASF recognizes all those associated with the Minor Use Pesticide Program for their contributions in bringing this expanded registration to Canadian fruit and vegetable growers.

For more information about Vivando fungicide, visit or contact your retailer.

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