Syngenta announced that its newest succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide – Solatenol – has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is now available in four product offerings, pending individual state registrations. Solatenol fungicide is now available for use by U.S. growers on a wide range of crops.

“Growers can expect a step change in disease control from all the products containing Solatenol, with the added benefit of crop enhancement in the row crop market,” said Steve Eury, fungicides product marketing lead for Syngenta. “These valuable new products demonstrate the continuing commitment Syngenta has to producing innovations that help growers maximize profits.”

Solatenol fungicide offers U.S. growers of a dozen major crops an outstanding new option for disease control through several features, including:

  • The most potent SDHI available with longer-lasting residual control
  • Broad-spectrum control of profit-robbing foliar diseases and soil pathogens, such as rusts, Septoria, leaf spots, Southern stem rot (white mold), apple scab, powdery mildew, early blight and Rhizoctonia
  • Flexible application timing and tank-mix compatibility for optimum crop safety and resistance management benefits.

Solatenol fungicide is now available for a wide range of crops including:

Corn, Soybeans and Wheat

In corn, soybeans and wheat, Solatenol will be marketed as Trivaprofungicide, a product that combines the power of three distinct active ingredients – Solatenol, azoxystrobin and propiconazole – to provide three dimensions of protection against diseases, such as gray leaf spot, stripe rust and Southern rust through:

  • Protection of new growth through xylem mobility
  • Creation of a disease shield with translaminar movement
  • Binding to the waxy layer for extended stay-put protection

These three modes of action make Trivapro the longest-lasting and hardest-working fungicide available for corn, soybean and wheat growers. It is the first product for the U.S. market specifically designed with crop enhancement benefits to change the equation on weather variability. Trivapro protects plants from multiple sources of stress and competition by:

  • Slowing water loss to conserve soil moisture and increase water-use efficiency, and
  • Maximizing the sun’s energy for extended grain/pod fill resulting in bigger ears, more kernels, stronger stalks and pods, reduced lodging, and fewer volunteer crops, for increased yield potential

Trivapro provides improved, broad-spectrum control of many diseases, including:

  • In corn - common rust, Southern rust, Northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot
  • In soybeans - Frogeye leafspot, brown spot, aerial web blight, and anthracnose
  • In wheat - leaf rust, stripe rust, stem rust, Septoria, glume blotch, kernel blight and powdery mildew

In recent field trials, disease incidence data illustrated on average 14.5 percent less gray leaf spot incidence[1] in corn treated with Trivapro versus current standards and 3.3 percent less common rust incidence[2]. Trials also consistently demonstrated increased yield potential versus current grower standards.

Apples, Grapes and Pears

Solatenol will be offered to growers as Aprovia fungicide in apples, grapes and pears. Aprovia:

  • Provides a step change in apple scab control versus current standards
  • Tank mixes well with other products
  • Exhibits no russeting
  • Allows flexible application timing
  • Can be used at low rates
  • Offers a convenient solo formulation

Aprovia provides control of apple scab, powdery mildew, fly speck and sooty blotch.

Vegetables

In fruiting vegetables and cucurbits, Syngenta will sell Aprovia Top fungicide, a product combining Solatenol fungicide and difenoconazole, one of the leading triazoles in the world. Aprovia Top helps maximize yield potential and crop quality by:

  • Providing the long-lasting residual control that growers demand via its rainfastness and ability to move throughout sprayed leaves, and
  • Acting as a resistance management option combining two powerful modes of action to help manage disease resistance

Key diseases controlled by Aprovia Top include:

  • In cucurbits - powdery mildew and gummy stem blight
  • In tomatoes - Septoria, Alternaria, anthracnose and powdery mildew

Peanuts

Elatus fungicide, a combination of Solatenol fungicide and azoxystrobin, provides peanut growers with the disease control they need to maximize yield potential and their return on investment. Elatus provides application flexibility and reliable, long-lasting residual control of yield-robbing peanut diseases, such as Southern stem rot (white mold), leaf spot, limb rot and rust.

Potatoes

Elatus will also be sold as an in-furrow product for improved disease control in potatoes. Both Solatenol fungicide and azoxystrobin are very active against Rhizoctonia species, providing excellent disease control and optimizing yield and quality, resulting in:

  • Uniform crop stand
  • Enhanced crop health
  • Optimized tuber size and quality distribution

[1] USND0F0032014, Dr. Loren Giesler, St. Genevieve, MO

[2] Fungicides applied July 29, 2011 and August 12, 2011; USNC0F1062011, WI\