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Quilt™ fungicide approved for sweet corn


April 29, 2008
By Syngenta Crop Protection Canada

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quilt_cmykApr. 29, 2008, Guelph, Ont. –
Syngenta Crop Protection Canada recently announced that Quilt™, a new
liquid fungicide, has been approved for use on sweet corn.

Apr. 29, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – Syngenta Crop Protection Canada recently announced that Quilt™, a new liquid fungicide, has been approved for use on sweet corn.

quilt_cmykIt has also been registered for use on cereals and other types of corn.

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Quilt – which combines the power of two active ingredients: azoxystrobin (75 g/ L) and propiconazole (125 g/ L) – provides protection against a broad spectrum of persistent diseases, including barley net blotch, barley scald, Septoria, tan spot, corn leaf blight, eye spot, rust, and grey leaf spot.
 
“The active ingredients in Quilt are already tried and trusted by seed and sweet corn growers,” said Wayne Bennett, crop manager of horticultural products with Syngenta (Canada). “Syngenta is the corn fungicide market leader for seed and sweet corn and now offers the convenience of a single formulation. This innovative, highly effective fungicide will help corn and cereal growers achieve high yielding, high quality crops.”
 
For growers of cereals, Quilt works best as part of a comprehensive yield management program. For corn growers, Quilt is effective on all types of corn – field, sweet and seed.

Quilt goes beyond disease control to maximize plant performance with its xylem mobile systemic activity, exhibiting the X-Factor™. This unique quality allows the active ingredient to move to unprotected leaf areas and maximize plant performance. The benefits of Quilt’s X-Factor include preservation of green leaf area, greater efficiency of water usage, improved CO2 assimilation, and broad-spectrum persistent disease control, thus enhancing both yield and quality.