Apr. 26, 2018
Growers will soon have a powerful new tool to protect against Phytophthora root rot and downy mildew. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, recently announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for the registration of Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment (oxathiapiprolin).
"Lumisena™ is designed to help soybean growers get their crop off to a strong start, maximize early-season growth and capture higher yield potential," said Travis Schoonbaert, category leader, Seed Applied Technology at Corteva Agriscience™. "Lumisena™ helps maximize yield potential in a variety of growing environments through enhanced vigour and emergence and is an ideal complement to any soybean variety.
Lumisena™ provides best-in-class protection against Phytophthora root rot, the leading soybean disease in North America. Lumisena™ moves within the plant to protect against multiple stages of the Phytophthora pathogen's life cycle through preventative, curative, eradicative and antisporulant activity. In multiyear, on-farm trials, Lumisena™ was shown to significantly improve soybean stands and plant health under Phytophthora pressure. Growers can expect Lumisena™ to be commercially available at 2019 planting timing.