Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

Canada: New products available for potato growers in 2017

Aprovia fungicide is a new alternative for the control of verticillium wilt. Aprovia Top fungicide combines difenoconazole (FRAC Group 3) with Solatenol (FRAC Group 7) in order to control alternaria-caused early blight and to suppress alternaria-caused brown spot. Potato growers now have access to a new biofungicide called Double Nickel, which controls white mould and early blight as a foliar spray. United Phosphorus offers its new Elixir fungicide, recently registered in Canada and created exclusively for potato production. Orondis Ultra provides long-lasting protection against potato late blight using two modes of action. Valent has applied for a spring 2017 minor registration in Canada for the use of Presidio fungicide for suppression of pink rot. Already known as an effective product against early blight, Quash is a fungicide composed of metconazole, from the triazole family (Group 3). Bayer expects its herbicide Sencor STZ to be registered in the spring of 2017. On November 16 Bayer announced Canadian registration of Velum Prime, a non-fumigant potato nematicide. More

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