Mar 30, 2021
New Excalia fungicide provides early season protection for apples

Nufarm, in partnership with Valent Canada, has announced the arrival of Excalia, its newest horticulture fungicide registered for the control of scab and powdery mildew in apples and suppression of rhizoctonia crown and root rot in sugar beets.

According to a news release protecting apples against scab and powdery mildew is where Excalia shines. It delivers locally systemic and translaminar action for complete leaf tissue uptake and distribution across the entire leaf surface. Excalia is a great early season product to help growers get off to a clean start. This Group 7 SDHI fungicide features the active ingredient Indiflin.

“The key with most diseases is early season preventative treatment,” said Alicia Sebastian, Horticulture Sales Specialist at Nufarm. “For apple growers especially, Excalia is a new tool that helps them get a clean start to the season and minimize spreading of primary scab and powdery mildew.”

In apples, Excalia must be applied between green tip and petal fall. Excalia is highly active against the apple scab pathogen and it works to inhibit spore production, spore germination and actively growing fungi. For powdery mildew protection, Excalia must be applied with a silicone surfactant and tank-mixes well with other fungicides and foliar nutrients providing flexibility in early season spraying.

 “Nufarm continues to look for ways to deliver exceptional value to orchards across Canada,” Sebastian said. “Excalia is another great addition to the Nufarm apple portfolio. We saw excellent results in the trials we conducted over the past couple of years and are excited to finally offer it for commercial use.”

There is good supply of Excalia for the 2021 season. Application timing is approaching and growers are encouraged to book product now. For additional information visit here or call 1-800-868-5444.

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