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Posted 25 April 2012. PMN Crop News.

DITHANE F-45 Rainshield Fungicide Receives Supplemental Labeling

Lettuce and pepper growers have a new option for disease control

Source: Dow AgroSciences Press Release.

Indianapolis, Indiana (April 4, 2012)--Dow AgroSciences announces that DITHANE® F-45 Rainshield® fungicide recently received supplemental labels for disease control in lettuce and pepper production.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accepted an expanded label for DITHANE F-45 that allows vegetable growers to use the fungicide for control of downy mildew in head and leaf lettuce, and anthracnose, early blight and phomopsis blight in peppers.

“Lettuce and pepper growers are in an ongoing battle with damaging diseases,” says Adriana Ratterman, portfolio marketing leader for fungicides for Dow AgroSciences. “The availability of DITHANE F-45 provides them with an effective control option they can depend on.”

With Rainshield Technology, a unique combination of surfactants and wetting agents built into the liquid flowable formulation, Dithane F-45 offers exceptional rainfastness, redistribution qualities and plant adhesion. Applications not only stick to plants, but also redistribute on plant surfaces.

The DITHANE brand has been used successfully on a wide array of crops for more than 40 years. The DITHANE® F-45 Rainshield® fungicide formulation provides broad-spectrum control with no known resistance issues. It also features ultra-small particles that rapidly disperse and enter into the solution. It is easy to pour, with virtually no dust, and is non-abrasive to equipment.

The additional labeling expands on the fungicide’s already robust offering that includes disease control in vegetables such as asparagus, cucurbits, onions, potatoes and tomatoes.

“Dow AgroSciences continually strives to provide vegetable growers with valuable solutions,” Ratterman says. “DITHANE F-45 is another tool they can use to help obtain the greatest return on their investment.”

Visit the DITHANE F-45 website for more information.

Jake LeRoy