The Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed full registration for the sale and use of Syngenta’s Benzovindiflupyr Technical, A15457 TO Fungicide and Aprovia, containing the technical grade active ingredient benzovindiflupyr, to control fungal diseases in turf, ornamentals and several food crops. Also proposed for registration are several end use products formulated with benzovindiflupyr and currently registered fungicides. These products are formulated with azoxystrobin (Mural Fungicide and Elatus), propiconazole (A18933 Fungicide), difenoconazole (Aprovia Top and Ascernity Fungicide) and fludioxonil (Instrata II Fungicide). The agency has opened public comments for 60 days until Jan 23, 2016.
Benzovindiflupyr is a member of the succinate-dehydrogenase inhibitors (SDHI) class of fungicides, which acts on target pathogens by interfering with the normal respiration process in fungal cells. This fungicidal active ingredient is intended for application alone or in combination with other active ingredients with different modes of action to provide broad spectrum control or suppression of important plant diseases. It has been approved in US in Sep. 2015.