Syngenta Introduces Dual-Action Pulse Fungicide Elatus


Anybody thinking of growing lentils or peas in Western Canada this year?

Syngenta is introducing a new fungicide to help growers protect pulses from foliar diseases such as anthracnose, ascochyta blight, mycosphaerella blight and powdery mildew.

Elatus features two modes of action — a combination of Syngenta’s new Group 7 fungicide known as Solatenol (benzovindiflupyr) and a group 11 — azoxystrobin.

“You now have a group 11 and a group 7 that maximizes that anti-resistance strategy and you get the best possible coverage on those plants,” says Syngenta’s Rob Klewchuk in the video below. “We’re pretty excited about it.”

With two active ingredients, he explains Elatus delivers disease protection in two ways:

“Azoxystrobin moves up and outwards into the new growth, follows those water-conducting vessels,” says Klewchuk. “With the new component, Solatenol, what’s exciting is this collects in the waxy layer of the leaf and it teaspoons itself into the plant over time, so you get that longer lasting protection.”

In peas, lentils and chickpeas, Elatus should be applied before the disease is established and no later than the onset of flowering. A second application can be made 10–14 days after the first application when disease development is evident, or when conditions are favourable for disease.

“Timing is everything. It’s crop scouting, making sure you’re looking at diseases and maximizing when you’re spraying that crop,” says Klewchuk.

Elatus comes in a co-pack that will treat up to 40 acres. It will be available for spring 2016.

Related: Syngenta Launches Fungicide With Three Modes of Action

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