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Vive introduces Cercospora fungicide for sugarbeet growers

January 17, 2024  By Fruit & Vegetable

On Jan. 17, Vive Crop Protection Inc. announced the launch of Phobos FC, a foliar fungicide designed for sugarbeet growers facing the challenges of Cercospora leaf spot.

Phobos FC fungicide combines Vive’s Allosperse delivery technology with prothioconazole (Group 3) to provide protection against Cercospora leaf spot while retaining maximum yield and sugar content. Using patented nano-polymers, Allosperse optimizes the active ingredient, enabling targeted placement for more uniform disease protection.

“We are thrilled with our 2023 field trial results where Phobos FC is not only meeting but exceeding the Proline fungicide market standard for disease protection,” states David Reif, Vive’s northern technical sales agronomist, in a press release. “Phobos FC fungicide represents a breakthrough in our commitment to delivering real results to growers. By harnessing the power of Precision Chemistry, we are providing sugarbeet growers with a cutting-edge solution to effectively manage Cercospora leaf spot and maximize sugar content at the end of the season.”

Phobos FC is recommended as part of a foliar application program anywhere from the 8-leaf stage to pre-harvest for defence against this notorious fungal disease.

Vive Crop Protection invites sugarbeet growers, COIs and agricultural enthusiasts to explore the potential of Phobos FC fungicide for the 2024 growing season. Reach out to your local Vive representative to learn more about Phobos FC.

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