Posted 19 March 2010. PMN Crop News.
INDAR 2F Fungicide Receives Registration in New York
Source: Dow AgroSciences Press Release. www.dowagro.com
Indianapolis, Indiana (March 9, 2010)--The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently registered INDAR® 2F fungicide for use in New York State. INDAR 2F will provide growers with a new tool for the control of key diseases in apples, stone fruit, blueberries and cranberries.
“INDAR 2F gives New York growers an effective weapon in their disease control arsenal,” says Susan Carney, marketing specialist for Dow AgroSciences. “It will be especially beneficial to apple growers in the state due to its broad-spectrum control of key apple diseases.”
INDAR 2F controls apple scab, rusts, powdery mildew and summer diseases like sooty blotch and flyspeck in apples. It comes in an easy-to-use liquid formulation that is tank-mix compatible with other crop protection products. INDAR 2F is a locally systemic fungicide with preventive and curative properties, excellent rainfastness and strong residual activity.
Dr. Brian Olson, field scientist for Dow AgroSciences, says Indar 2F is one of the stronger sterol inhibitor (SI) fungicides available. “INDAR 2F has shown excellent protection of the fruit and leaf because it remains on the fruit and leaf surface longer, and has a greater intrinsic activity against the apple scab fungus than most other SI fungicides,” he says.
INDAR® 2F fungicide also is labeled for the control of blossom blight, fruit brown rot, peach scab and cherry leaf spot in stone fruit; blossom blight and fruit brown rot in plums and prunes; mummyberry in blueberries; and cottonball tip blight and cranberry fruit rot complex in cranberries.
In apples and other crops, applications of INDAR 2F, a Group 3 fungicide, should be tank-mixed with a protectant fungicide where possible and alternated with different modes of action to help prevent resistance. For more information on INDAR 2F, visit www.Indar.com.