Mar 22, 2012
EPA approves Fontelis

EPA has granted registration approval for DuPont Crop Protection’s Fontelis fungicide. Fruit, vegetable, peanut and other specialty crop growers now have a tool to help them produce higher yields with enhanced quality, despite soilborne and foliar disease threats, according to the company.

“Fontelis allows growers to improve both the quantity and the quality of crops such as apples, pears, stone fruit, vegetables and peanuts, when faced with a wide range of economically impactful diseases and unexpected challenges,” said John Chrosniak, DuPont’s regional director for North America.

By offering a new active ingredient, Fontelis delivers control of difficult diseases such as botrytis, powdery mildew, leaf spot and rhizoctonia. In strawberries, Fontelis demonstrated an average of at least a 210-pounds-per-plot yield advantage during California field trials, when compared to the leading fungicide program for botrytis. In Ginger Gold apples, Fontelis controlled nearly 97 percent of powdery mildew disease during field trials in Washington state’s Yakima Valley, according to DuPont.

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