Syngenta Crop Protection has obtained a NAFTA label for Canadian registration of a new fungicide, Revus, which offers anti-germination effects on a variety of fruit and vegetable crops including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, brassica vegetables, bulb vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, leafy vegetables, and grapes.
The new chemistry of Revus is the first mandelamide fungicide on the market, according to Syngenta, and combines mandipropamid with what the company terms a unique "LOK+FLO" technology. Upon application, mandipropamid locks tightly to the waxy cuticle of treated leaves, quickly establishing a rainfast barrier, which prevents fungi from taking hold.
At the same time, the company explains, a steady supply of fungicide enters the leaf and flows through the inner tissue by translaminar activity to protect both sides of the leaf with a long-lasting reservoir of the active ingredient.
"We are particularly pleased with the collaboration efforts between the Canadian and US regulators which resulted in a product with a NAFTA label,” Wayne Bennett, Syngenta brand manager for Eastern Canada said. In Canada, he said, “it often takes years to expand a label to this magnitude.”