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Syngenta Canada adds new fungicides for potatoes, horticultural crops

January 12, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

Syngenta Canada recently announced three additions to their Miravis fungicide lineup, including one for potatoes and specialty crops and one for an expanded range of horticultural crops.

Previously registered in several vegetable crops, Miravis Duo can now help potato growers safeguard quality and yield against early blight, in addition to several other costly diseases. Adepidyn is the main fungicidal active ingredient in Miravis Duo, working with difenoconazole (Group 3), which provides an added layer of protection and built-in resistance management.

Depending on their geography, potato growers can expect to make multiple in-season applications of a fungicide specifically targeting early blight. With every application of Miravis Duo, growers can also control brown spot while protecting against Botrytis and white mould. Ongoing changes to the use pattern of multi-site fungicides also means a shift from traditional foliar disease management. Miravis Duo’s broad-spectrum activity helps fill this gap and is the only non-chlorothalonil fungicide on the potato market offering activity against Botrytis.

In addition to potatoes, Miravis Duo is now registered in bulb, root and Brassica vegetables, along with ginseng and stone fruits.

Miravis Prime label expanded to include additional horticulture crops

Initially registered in grapes and leafy greens, the new Miravis Prime fungicide now encompasses strawberries and highbush blueberries.

Miravis Prime combines Adepidyn and fludioxonil (Group 12) for built-in resistance management and long-lasting control of key diseases, such as Botrytis fruit rot and grey mould.

“Berries infected by fruit rot diseases can’t be sold, and decay often takes place during storage and transport,” explains Janette Stewart, national horticulture marketing lead with Syngenta Canada. “Miravis Prime provides a higher level of in-season disease protection as well as increased berry shelf-life compared to the standard fungicide program.”

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