EPA approves DuPont's Fontelis fungicide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration approval for DuPont Fontelis fungicide. Fontelis will give growers superior protection from fungal diseases and excellent crop safety with increased application flexibility, according to DuPont in a news release. Fruit, vegetable, peanut and other specialty crop growers now have a new tool to help them produce higher yields with enhanced quality, despite soilborne and foliar disease threats.
"Fontelis allows growers to improve both the quantity and the quality of crops such as apples, pears, stone fruit, vegetables and peanuts, when faced with a wide range of economically impactful diseases and unexpected challenges," said John Chrosniak, regional director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. "This new fungicide is another example of how DuPont Crop Protection (cropprotection.dupont.com) is using market-driven science to help provide nutritious, bountiful food to help feed the growing global population."
DuPont says Fontelis fungicide delivers broader-spectrum coverage for fast-acting and long-lasting protection that's preventive and curative. Effective at low use rates, growers are given the option to use a labeled rate that best fits their target crop and disease concerns.
By offering a new active ingredient, DuPont Fontelis offers control of difficult diseases such as Botrytis, powdery mildew, leaf spot and Rhizoctonia. Research has shown that Fontelis helps reduce disease incidence, and as a result, increases yields and provides higher-quality produce, compared to other fungicide programs.
· In strawberries, Fontelis demonstrated an average of at least a 210-pounds-per-plot yield advantage during California field trials, when compared to the leading fungicide program for Botrytis.
· In Ginger Gold apples, Fontelis controlled nearly 97 percent of powdery mildew disease during field trials in the Yakima Valley of Washington, when compared to the leading fungicide program.
· In peanuts, Fontelis demonstrated an average of 244-pounds-per-acre yield advantage during Georgia field trials, when compared to the leading fungicide program for white mold and late leaf spot.
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