Source: Syngenta

Syngenta Crop Protection announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of Inspire XT fungicide for use on sugarbeets. Inspire XT replaces Inspire SB and controls Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew, two very damaging sugarbeet diseases. State registrations are still pending in certain states. Check with your state regulatory agency to determine registration status.

"By combining difenoconazole and propiconazole into one product, we're able to offer sugarbeet growers improved disease control," said David Laird, fungicide brand manager at Syngenta. "By combining two triazoles, this product offers robust, broad spectrum disease control."

The combination of these two active ingredients provides users with long-lasting control of Cercospora leaf spot and powdery mildew due to translaminar and xylem-systemic activity. Both active ingredients have preventive and curative properties that give growers flexibility in application timing. Inspire XT offers a short 12-hour Restricted-entry Interval (REI) and a variety of application methods.

"Following the successful introduction of Inspire SB to the sugarbeet market, Syngenta is eager to get this new, enhanced product to growers," Laird said. "We believe that Inspire XT will become an integral part of sugarbeet disease management."