Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia.
Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and Oilseed market segment manager with DuPont, says the company is delighted to bring this news to canola growers and the crop protection retailers who serve them.
“Sclerotinia is one of the most economically damaging diseases of canola, potentially reducing yields by up to 50% in extreme cases,” says Friday. “Canola produced $8.1 billion in revenue for growers last year, so in the fight against sclerotinia, the stakes could not be higher.”
Acapela was first registered in 2012 for control of key leaf diseases in pulses, cereals, corn and soybeans. Acapela, a Group 11 fungicide, contains the active ingredient picoxystrobin. This active ingredient moves across, into and around the leaf to deliver strong preventative and residual activity.