The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of new Mural fungicide from Syngenta for use on pot and bedding plants, foliage plants, perennials, trees, shrubs and a wide variety of vegetable transplants. State registrations are pending. Mural contains two active ingredients: Solatenol, an advanced generation SDHI (succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor), and azoxystrobin, the proven active ingredient in Heritage‚Ñ¢ fungicide.
‚ÄúMural is a convenient option for growers who need to manage disease across a wide variety of crops and growing environments,‚Äù said Laurie Riggs, ornamental market manager for Syngenta. ‚ÄúIt provides higher performance at low use rates to deliver a robust, versatile solution for the most common and problematic root and foliar diseases.‚Äù¬†
Mural offers growers added flexibility with the following features:
- Labeled to control the widest range of ornamental diseases, including flower blights like Botrytis, leaf spots, powdery mildew and soilborne diseases such as Rhizoctonia and Fusarium.¬†¬†
- Systemic and translaminar activity protects crops from root to leaf tip.¬† Mural works its way up the plant into the foliage when applied as a drench to help protect and suppress the development of certain foliar diseases.
- Labeled for use in greenhouses, shade houses, lath houses, outdoor nurseries and retail nurseries.
- Can be applied as foliar spray, directed spray to the stem or base of plants, or by drench to containers.
‚ÄúSolatenol is a new active ingredient developed by Syngenta that strongly binds to the plant‚Äôs waxy layer and slowly penetrates the tissue,‚Äù said Nancy Rechcigl, field technical manager for Syngenta. ‚ÄúThis creates long-lasting disease control and, when combined with azoxystrobin, offers growers superior protection from root tips to leaves.‚Äù
Mural is formulated as a water-dispersible granule (WDG) using the advanced Pepite Technology process developed by Syngenta. This unique manufacturing method produces WDGs that dissolve immediately in water, providing convenience and efficiency for growers.¬†
For more information about Mural, visit www.MuralFungicide.com.