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FMC to market Ranman fungicide in Canada


March 17, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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FMC Corporation officials recently
announced plans to market Ranman® fungicide in Canada in 2007. The
product is approved for use in Canada to control late blight on
potatoes.

FMC Corporation officials recently announced plans to market Ranman® fungicide in Canada in 2007. The product is approved for use in Canada to control late blight on potatoes. FMC has licensed the rights to market the fungicide in the Americas from Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. The two companies are also evaluating expanding the label to mirror many uses in the U.S. Unlike most fungicides that only control some disease stages, Ranman is active in all stages of the disease life cycle. It provides excellent protection against diseases caused by oomycetes, especially infection by pathogens of the genera of Phytophthora, Pythium, Pseudoperonospora and Plasmopara. The product is a contact fungicide and is the only fungicide on the market in the FRAC Group 21 of cyanoimidazoles. The active ingredient in Ranman is cyazofamid, which inhibits mitochondrial respiration. It has low water solubility and low soil mobility, is non-volatile and offers excellent rain fastness. While Ranman is not systemic, it does provide some translaminar movement through the plant tissue. It is available in a suspension concentrate formula

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