Positioned among the large companies in the market of generic agrochemicals, Albaugh commemorates the concession of official registration of its multi-site fungicide, Reconil (Copper oxychloride), on soybean crops.
The company’s expectation is to start the commercialization of the product, indicated for the control of the disease, Cercospora kikuchii, in the next summer crop. According to Albaugh, Reconil had an extended registration for cotton, onions, and kidney beans.
Marketing Director at Albaugh, Agronomist Paulo Tiburcio, says that the fungus of Cercospora kikuchii acts in the final cycle of soybeans and also has the potential to provoke representative damages to the oilseed, mostly when associated with other diseases in the final cycle. He recommends that producers should start disease control at the end of the vegetative period of soybeans, “when the pathogen infection occurs.”
According to agronomist Reginaldo Sene, portfolio and development head at Albaugh, Reconil demonstrated effectiveness and good cost-benefit relation in the tests and researches to control Cercospora kikuchii. The product, he says, is classified as a bactericide fungicide with preventive contact action, belonging to the M1 Group of the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee.
Reconil transfers differentials of quality to the practice of management of fungicide resistance. The two Albaugh agronomists highlight that the cotton Reconil will be used for the control of Phaeoisariopsis griseola. In onions and kidney beans, the target diseases are the purple blotch (Alternaria porri) and rust, respectively.
The marketing manager of the company for Brazil, Daneil Friedlander, adds that Reconil constitutes a formulated fungicide based on copper with historic success on crops such as potatoes, coffee, citrus, and tomatoes, among others.
“By having its registration expanded, the product gains strategic importance on the Albaugh portfolio and will be the target of significant investments of the company this year, mainly in marketing and technical information,” Friedlander said in conclusion.