Syngenta Launches Fungicide With Three Modes of Action

Syngenta has announced plans to bring the first three-mode-of-action foliar fungicide to farmers in Eastern Canada this spring.

Trivapro features three active ingredients, including one new active — azoxystrobin (Quadris – Group 11), propiconazole (Tilt – Group 3), and benzovindiflupyr (Group 7 SDHI), known as Solatenol. Solatenol was approved for use on corn, soybeans and cereals by Health Canada last fall.

What makes Solatenol special is its extended residual activity — lasting 35-42 days for many diseases, says Syngenta’s Scott Cully in the interview below.

“Every bit of the product goes to work to either control the fungus or sit in the waxy layer of the leaf and wait for the fungus to come in,” he explains. “We’re basically seeing this product last and control disease in corn and other crops for two weeks longer than anything else we’ve ever applied.”

The slower metabolizing Solatenol allows for tassel applications in corn, notes Cully, as the active ingredients remain in the plant canopy to provide extended leaf disease control.

When it comes to corn leaf diseases growers deal with in Eastern Canada, Eric Phillips, Fungicides and Insecticides Product Lead, with Syngenta Canada says Trivapro has shown strong activity on northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), grey leaf spot (Cercospora zeae-maydis), and rust (Puccinia sorghi).

For wheat, oats and barley, the company says Trivapro controls several major rusts, including leaf rust (Puccinia hordei), stem rust (P. graminis), stripe rust (P. striiformis), as well as Septoria leaf blotch (Septoria tritici), powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis), and tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis).

For soybeans, Septoria brown spot (Septoria glycines), Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi), frogeye leaf spot (Cercospora sojina), and pod and stem blight (Diaporthe phaseolorum) are listed as controlled diseases.

Syngenta says Trivapro will be available for purchase this spring.

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