Posted 15 April 2008. PMN Crop News.
Revus Fungicide Receives Registration for Use in Florida
New chemistry protects against Phytophthora and downy mildews
Syngenta Crop Protection. www.syngentacropprotection-us.com
Greensboro, North Carolina (April 7, 2008)--Syngenta Crop Protection today announced label approval from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) of Revus™ fungicide for use on Brassica vegetables, bulb vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, peppers, leafy vegetables and grapes. Revus contains the active ingredient mandipropamid, the first mandelamide fungicide on the market, and targets oomycete fungi, including the pathogens that cause Phytophthora blight, late blight and downy mildews.
“Revus represents an exciting new chemistry with outstanding performance on some of the most challenging pathogens in vegetables and grapes,” said David Laird, Syngenta fungicide brand manager. “Revus also provides excellent rainfastness and efficacy.”
Revus exhibits LOK + FLO™ technology, preventing spore germination and producing a barrier to prohibit further infection. Upon application, mandipropamid locks tightly to the waxy cuticle of treated leaves, quickly becoming rainfast and establishing a protective barrier to prevent fungi from taking hold. Meanwhile, a steady supply of the fungicide enters the leaf, flowing through the inner tissue by translaminar activity to protect both sides of the leaf with a long-lasting reservoir of the active ingredient. The rainfastness and photostability of Revus deliver excellent residual activity.
A mandelamide fungicide, Revus is a member of the carboxylic acid amide (CAA) class of chemistry, part of the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee’s Group 40. Members of the CAA class exhibit no cross-resistance to other classes of fungi, establishing Revus as an outstanding tool on its own in addition to being an integral part of an Integrated Resistance Management (IRM) program. As a powerful, reduced-risk pesticide1, Revus is also an excellent Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tool.
“It’s always exciting to bring a new product to the market,” Laird added. “It’s especially exciting to deliver a tool to growers that raises the bar on performance and helps them tackle pathogens like Phytophthora and downy mildew fungi. Revus is a tool that can significantly improve productivity and returns in vegetables and grapes.”
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2007 were approximately $9.2 billion. Syngenta employs over 21,000 people in more than 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.