Jun. 5, 2020
The event launched the fungicide Vessarya in that country, together with the global brand Onmira Active, present in 15 fungicides through the active ingredient Picoxystrobin.
Vessarya is a systemic fungicide from the chemical groups strobilurin and pyrazole carboxamide, which combines the technology Onmira Active (picoxystrobin) with Solatenol (benzovindiflupyr). This is the company's main launch in 2020 in Paraguay.
“Corteva has always been at the side of farmers and, even in this pandemic moment, continues to invest in bringing innovation and knowledge to rural producers. Vessarya reinforces our commitment to helping agriculture to evolve and prosper forever,” Cortilla Agriscience leader for Paraguay and southern Brazil, Sheilla Pereira said.
Attentive to handling resistance and preserving the useful life of technology, Corteva recommends alternating principles and also the use of multisite fungicides. “We understand that Vessarya is yet another important tool in managing the farmer. The recommendation is to use it multisite in all applications and never use it more than twice in the same soy cycle,” Sheilla warned.
The launch was attended by Brazilian researcher Marcelo Madalosso, who emphasized the advantages of preventive application of fungicides to protect the productive potential of crops. "Loss of control is a very big problem because you invest heavily in fungicides and you need returns," he recalled.
Regarding the use of carboxamides, the specialist pointed out the role in reducing stress in plants and the importance of positioning them correctly.
The Global leader of the New Fungicide for Soy Culture, Rogério Rubin, recalled that strobilurins are extremely important for the management of diseases, with a broad spectrum of control over diseases in soy, wheat, rice and vegetables, in addition to the ability to associate with other mechanisms, with synergism in action.
“Picoxystrobin has a systemic effect, which distinguishes it from other strobilurins. Onmira is different in terms of its stability and still delivers good control over soybean rust, being different from other strobilurins,” he said.
The green effect on soybean culture by decreasing the leaf fall, acting on photosynthesis and decreasing ethylene levels are also among the advantages highlighted by the brand for the fungicide, in addition to the stability of the formulation and the absence of the need to use adjuvants or oil in the application.
Investments in Brazil and Paraguay
Corteva Agrisciense makes a global investment of U$1.2 billion per year in new molecules, germplasm and biotechnology. Of this total, $200 million per year is specific to the needs of Brazil and Paraguay. Another $90 million is being invested in Brazil and Paraguay in infrastructure and to increase local production capacity.
The event witnessed the participation of several company names such as the President of Corteva, Roberto Hun, the leader of fungicides for Brazil, Marcos Fiorini, the Director of Marketing, Douglas Ribeiro, the leader of Corteva in Paraguay, Claudio Gaitán, and the manager and Marketing and Crop Protection at Corteva in Paraguay, Jorge Grenno Mayor.
The original Portuguese version of this report is from GRUPO CULTIVAR.
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