Orondis Gold Potato fungicide launched

Pink rot showing the internal symptom (flesh turns pink when exposed to air) and the external symptom (Infected areas appear dark brown to purplish). Photos supplied by Eugenia Banks.

Syngenta Canada has released a new fungicide called Orondis Gold Potato for suppression of pink rot and Pythium leak in potatoes. The product contains two systemic fungicides – each with a different mode of action -- to suppress pink rot and Pythium leak. 

Pink rot is a soil-borne disease that thrives in wet, poorly drained soils and can survive in soil for up to seven years. A few infected potatoes entering the storage bin can result in substantial losses, infecting healthy tubers and compromising marketable yield. 

Syngenta says that Orondis Gold Potato is applied in‑furrow as part of a preventative disease control program. It combines metalaxyl‑M (Group 4) with oxathiapiprolin (Group 49) – a new mode of action to suppress pink rot and help manage the development of resistance. “Oxathiapiprolin is the only FRAC Group 49 fungicide on the market, and is a new mode of action against pink rot,” says Eric Phillips, fungicides and insecticides product lead with Syngenta Canada. 

The company notes that Orondis Gold Potato is crop safe, so producers can protect their potatoes from pink rot without sacrificing yield or quality, or putting undue stress on foliage. It also suppresses Pythium leak, which enters tubers through wounds or bruises that occur during harvest and grading.

Orondis Gold Potato will be available for the 2019 growing season. To help manage resistance, Syngenta advises that growers making an Orondis Gold Potato in‑furrow application cannot make any subsequent Orondis Ultra foliar fungicide applications. See the product label for additional information.

 

Source: Syngenta Canada Inc. January 14, 2019 news release

 

If latest news: 
Check if it is latest news (for "Latest News" page)
Publish date: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

Click to leave a comment

CAPTCHA
For security purposes, please confirm you are not a robot!

RELATED NEWS

No carcinogen warning required on glyphosate label

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overriding California’s Proposition 65 law that requires warning labels on glyphosate that it is carcinogenic, citing the action as “irresponsible.” Glyphosate is the most commonly used weedkiller in the world.

AXXE broad-spectrum herbicide approved

BioSafe Systems has received approval for foliar spray treatment of a broad range of weeds and grasses in a wide range of crops.

Bayer moves Crop Science HQ to St. Louis

Crop protection giant, Bayer, which bought Monsanto in a mega deal, is moving its crop science headquarters to St. Louis and closing its Research Triangle Park facilities. 

Corteva defends Lorsban insecticide

Here’s what the Pest Management Regulatory Agency says about key crop protection products:  Lorsban, Senator and Aliette.

Biological insecticides for greenhouse strawberries

Bioprotec and Dipel biological insecticide labels have been expanded for control of leafrollers on greenhouse strawberries in Canada.