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Posted 18 June 2007. PMN Crop News.

Quilt Fungicide Aerial Application Rate Reduced

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, North Carolina (May 31, 2007)--Syngenta announced today that Quilt® fungicide can now be applied with a minimum of two gallons of water per acre (GPA) water volume for aerial applications and the re-entry interval (REI) is now only 12 hours, giving growers and retailers a more convenient option for control of foliar diseases in corn, cereals, rice, wheat and grasses.


The new spray water volume, reduced from a minimum of 5 GPA, helps increase efficiency for aerial applicators. A lower spray water volume reduces the volume carried on the plane, increasing the number of acres covered while still providing the same level of broad-spectrum disease control. In addition, the REI was reduced from 24 hours to 12 hours, allowing for greater application and crop production flexibility.

“The volume reduction provides applicators and growers a new, more efficient option for applying a fungicide,” said Jamie Eichorn, Syngenta fungicide brand manager. “The use of fungicides in crops, such as corn, is expected to increase due to the potential disease incidence from more corn on corn rotations. Growers need to focus on protecting their investment from damaging foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, and fungicides such as Quilt will play a primary role.”

With a new GPA and REI minimums added to existing benefits of broad-spectrum disease control and the power of two proven brands, Quilt raises the bar on crop profitability. As demonstrated in on-farm Syngenta trials, Quilt produces a significant average bushel increase including an average of 15.5 bu/A in 2006 corn trials.

Quilt combines the preventive control of a strobilurin (Quadris®) with the curative properties of a triazole (Tilt®) to achieve exceptional control of yield-robbing diseases. In addition, Quilt provides physiological benefits to plants and enhances Plant Performance™, helping growers maximize yields and receive a higher return on investment.

More information about Quilt fungicide is available from your local retailer, your local Syngenta sales representative, by calling 1-866-SYNGENTA (796-4368) or at