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Two new DuPont fungicides registered


November 30, 1999
By Press release

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December 21, 2011, Mississauga, Ont – DuPont™ Fontelis™, a next-generation fungicide, has received approval for registration in Canada to protect pome and stone fruits, blueberries and vegetable crops from diseases.

December 21, 2011, Mississauga, Ont – DuPont™Fontelis™, a next-generation fungicide, has received approval for registration in Canada to protect pome and stone fruits, blueberries and vegetable crops from diseases.

Fontelis contains the active ingredient penthiopyrad, a next-generation SDHI fungicide that provides protection by locking onto the fungus to halt progression of key plant diseases. Fontelis is a new molecule that is classified as a Group 7 fungicide.

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“Fontelis provides growers with a powerful new tool for managing diseases such as apple scab, powdery mildew and botrytis in their high-value fruit and vegetable crops,” says Dave Kloppenburg, fungicide launch manager for DuPont. “Fontelis has inherently stronger activity than other fungicides on many important pathogens, including those diseases resistant to other fungicides, while providing excellent crop safety.” 

Potato growers also have access to a new product with the registration of DuPont Vertisan™, a next-generation fungicide that protects potatoes plus other field crops. It also contains the active ingredient penthiopyrad and delivers protection by locking tightly to plant diseases and stopping infection.

For more information about Fontelis™, Vertisan™ or any other DuPont product, contact your local crop protection retailer or DuPont representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit the web site www.cropprotection.dupont.ca.