A new fungicide for use on strawberries and lettuce has been approved for use in California. Kenja 400 SC fungicide from Summit Agro USA is a group 7 fungicide that provides protection against botrytis gray mold in strawberries and Sclerotinia drop in lettuce.

"Kenja's chemistry – the actual molecule – is different," said Jim Sturges, Summit Agro regional manager. "A fourth generation SDHI fungicide, not only does Kenja provide exceptional in-season disease protection it's unique chemistry helps to minimize SDHI resistance potential.

By helping to control Botrytis, Kenja helps add days to post-harvest shelf life, according to the company.

In addition, Kenja offers control of Sclerotinia sclerotoiorum and Sclerotinia minor in either direct seeded or transplated lettuce.  

"Strawberry and lettuce growers face tough challenges – not just up to harvest, but all the way to market," said Sturges.

Kenja will be sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company. Kenja fungicide is distributed in the USA by Summit Agro USA LLC. For more information, visit http://www.summitagro-usa.com/index.