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Two new DuPont fungicides registered


December 21, 2011
By Press release

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December 21, 2011, Mississauga, Ont – DuPont™ Fontelis™, a
next-generation fungicide, has received approval for registration in Canada to
protect pome and stone fruits, blueberries and vegetable crops from diseases.

December 21, 2011, Mississauga, Ont – DuPont™ Fontelis™, a
next-generation fungicide, has received approval for registration in Canada to
protect pome and stone fruits, blueberries and vegetable crops from diseases.

Fontelis contains the active ingredient penthiopyrad, a
next-generation SDHI fungicide that provides protection by locking onto the fungus
to halt progression of key plant diseases. Fontelis is a new molecule that is
classified as a Group 7 fungicide.

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“Fontelis provides growers with a powerful new tool for managing
diseases such as apple scab, powdery mildew and botrytis in their high-value
fruit and vegetable crops,” says Dave Kloppenburg, fungicide launch manager for
DuPont. “Fontelis has inherently stronger activity than other fungicides on
many important pathogens, including those diseases resistant to other
fungicides, while providing excellent crop safety.” 

Potato growers also have access to a new product with the
registration of DuPont Vertisan™, a next-generation fungicide that protects
potatoes plus other field crops. It also contains the active ingredient
penthiopyrad and delivers protection by locking tightly to plant diseases and
stopping infection.

For more information about Fontelis™, Vertisan™ or any other
DuPont product, contact your local crop protection retailer or DuPont
representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit the web site
www.cropprotection.dupont.ca.