February 24, 2012, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. has received approval for the use of Cantus fungicide, for broad spectrum disease control on a wide array of horticultural crops including grapes, potatoes and other fruits and vegetable crops.
Cantus is powered by the active ingredient Boscalid and will replace Lance WDG fungicide on horticultural crops. With the same active as Lance, Cantus is registered exclusively for use on horticultural crops including potatoes, grapes, berries, bulb vegetables, carrots, fruiting vegetables, field lettuce, stone fruits, strawberries and cucurbits.
While Cantus will deliver the same level of control of key diseases – such as Alternaria, Botrytis and Sclerotinia – as Lance, horticultural growers will benefit from the horticulture focused product communications and updates as well as relevant programming built around the unique agronomic requirements of these crops.
“The introduction of Cantus is in line with BASF’s commitment to product stewardship,” confirms Scott Hodgins, technical specialist horticulture products with BASF Canada. “Because Cantus is sold only to horticultural markets, BASF will be able to provide horticultural growers with communications and programming that address the specific needs of their farming operations.”
In addition to its broad spectrum of disease control and diverse list of registered crops, Cantus fungicide is systemic in the xylem, making it rapidly rainfast and allowing it to protect growing plant tissue as it expands.
Lance fungicide will remain on the market for use in field crops such as dry and edible beans and canola.
For more information about Cantus fungicide, visit www.agsolutions.ca.
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