Feb. 15, 2016
Rhyme fungicide (flutriafol) from FMC, first registered in California in late 2014 for grapes, has now received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for a wide range of specialty crops including almonds, walnuts, tomatoes, strawberries, melons, stone fruits, brassicas, and leafy vegetables.
Rhyme fungicide belongs to FRAC Group 3 and is the most systemic fungicide in its class. With curative and preventative disease control activities, Rhyme fungicide protects crop quality and yields.
According to FMC, Rhyme is highly effective on powdery mildews, rusts, and many other fungi. Rhyme earned the University of California-Davis’ highest rating (++++) for powdery mildew control in grapes.
The quick penetration of Rhyme fungicide into the plant results in its rapid movement to infection sites for fast curative activity.
Rhyme controls a wide range of diseases that damage tree nut, fruit, and vegetable crops. Powdery mildew, brown rot blossom blight and leaf rusts are among the many diseases it controls. The fungicide is rain fast in two hours and can be tank mixed with most fungicides, insecticides, and surfactants.
FMC says the company is focused on bringing new tools to help growers produce high-yielding, high-quality crops. Rhyme fungicide complements the strong fungicide portfolio that FMC has built for specialty crops in recent years.