Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced the issuance of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 2(ee) recommendations for four products in the Rancona fungicide family for seed treatments of peas and beans.
The recommendations will cover distribution and use only within the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois for the following products:
- Rancona 3.8 FS Seed Treatment Fungicide, for use on beans and peas (succulent or dried) as a seed treatment to control Ascochyta seedling blight
- Rancona CTS Seed Protectant, for use on dried shelled/succulent/edible podded beans and peas as a seed treatment to control Ascochyta seedling blight
- Rancona Summit Seed Protectant, for use on dried shelled and succulent/edible podded beans and peas as a seed treatment to control Ascochyta seedling blight
- Rancona V 100 Pro FS Seed Protectant, for use on dried shelled beans as a seed treatment to control Ascochyta seedling blight
The Rancona recommendations come while no products currently are labelled for this use in key pea-growing states. More than 25 fungi, bacteria and viruses can affect field peas, and the Rancona family of products targets one of the most devastating diseases for pea growers, Ascochyta blight. This disease also can occur in garden beans.
Chris Wooley, marketing manager U.S.—seed treatment, Arysta LifeScience, said, “Rancona products have both contact and systemic activity to help control yield-robbing diseases like Ascochyta.”