May. 29, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for Agropages
Adama’s Banjo fungicide (Fluazinam) was registered in Brazil, as a new alternative for white mold control in soybean and kidney beans.
Banjo presents an action mechanism of uncoupling action with oxidative phosphorylation, belonging to the Group C5, according to international classification of the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC).
Agronomist Carlos R. Dellavalle Filho explained that white mold on soybean is a disease caused by the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum fungus. According to the expert, “This disease can significantly reduce the yield of crops such as soybean and kidney beans, as well as attack other cash crops.”
Formulated in concentrated suspension, the fungicide Banjo is recommended by the maker, Adama Brasil, for the control of other disease that causes significant damage to crops. On potatoes and tomatoes, for instance, the product combats early blight (Alternaria solani), water mold (Phytophthora infestans), and the powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea).
According to Banjo’s package, the groove application of the fungicide also controls the Rhizoctonia on potatoes. “Working on its proposal to create simplicity in agriculture, Adama brings to the market one more solution, adding to its large portfolio of fungicides, and increasing the number of options for the farmer,” affirmed Leandro Garcia, product manager at Adama Brasil.