Syngenta announced that the trade name for its newest fungicide, containing the active ingredient (a.i.) oxathiapiprolin, is Orondis.

"Orondis offers a new, highly effective approach to disease management," said Bernd Druebbisch, fungicide product lead, Syngenta. "Growers will soon have an opportunity to experience the same outstanding protection against economically devastating diseases, including late blight, downy mildews and root and stem rots, as we have witnessed in field trials."

Orondis fungicide will offer U.S. growers effective control of economically important soil and foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi in vegetables, potatoes and tobacco. In addition, Orondis features:

  • A new mode of action (FRAC Group U15) with no known cross-resistance to other products
  • Systemic, translaminar movement and redistribution to protect developing leaves
  • Excellent preventive fungicidal activity
  • Rainfastness within 30 minutes of application
  • Flexible application methods and tank mix compatibility
  • Efficacy at very low a.i. rates and demonstrated crop safety
  • The ability to act as a foundation fungicide in integrated pest management (IPM) programs

"Compared to other fungicides, Orondis brings a paradigm shift in Oomycete disease control with 10 to 100 times lower a.i. rate and consistent efficacy," said Paul Kuhn, fungicide technical product lead, Syngenta.  

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