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New ingredient adds early blight control to Revus


April 5, 2011
By Syngenta Canada

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earlyblightpotatoApril 4, 2011 – Syngenta recently
announced that Revus Top™ fungicide is now available for use in potatoes.

April 4, 2011 – Syngenta recently
announced that Revus Top™ fungicide is now available for use in potatoes.

Revus Top is a co-pack
of Revus® fungicide and difenoconazole, a new Group 3 triazole
fungicide. Revus fungicide controls late blight in potatoes. The addition of
difenoconazole will also protect plants against early blight, another pervasive
potato plant disease.

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“For growers who also
experience early blight pressure, Revus Top will be [an] option, also providing
protection from this disease,” explains Tara McCaughey, technical crop manager
for Syngenta Canada. “By controlling both key potato diseases, Revus Top
optimizes the effectiveness and the efficiency of a grower’s fungicide
applications.”

According to the company,
the translaminar movement of difenoconazole following application results in
both contact and residual disease control. This movement also contributes to
the fungicide’s effectiveness at low use rates.

As part of the Revus Top
co-pack, difenoconazole will be available in a liquid formulation (250 g/L
emulsifiable concentrate). Revus Top is crop-safe and rain-fast after drying.