February 23, 2016 By Press release
February 23, 2016, Guelph, Ont – Bayer announces the registration of Luna Tranquility as a foliar fungicide for bulb vegetables, small berries and tomatoes in Canada.
The systemic fungicide is an all-in-one formulation that includes two groups, Group 7 (fluopyram) and Group 9 (pyrimethanil).
“Luna Tranquility is already a valuable fungicide for apple, grape and potato growers and now protects against some of the most concerning diseases for bulb vegetables, small berries and tomatoes,” said Jon Weinmaster, portfolio manager of horticulture for Bayer CropScience Inc. “With both Group 7 and 9 modes of action, this broad spectrum fungicide offers growers excellent disease control resulting in improved yield, quality and post-harvest benefits.”
According to the company, Luna Tranquility is highly plant mobile and shows minimal cross-resistance to other Group 7 fungicides. It also provides post-harvest latent disease protection for soft fruit, with research indicating reduced shrink and decreased fruit deterioration.
The new expansion of the Luna Tranquility label means Canadian growers can now apply this product on:
- Bulb vegetables for protection against botrytis leaf blight, purple blotch and stemphylium leaf blight
- Small berries (including caneberries, bushberries, and low growing berries) for protection against powdery mildew and botrytis gray mould
- Tomatoes for control of early blight and septoria leaf spot
In addition, the Luna Tranquility label is now expanded to include all crops within the pome fruit Crop Group.
For more information regarding Luna Tranquility visit CropScience.Bayer.ca/LunaTranquility.
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