By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Syngenta recently announced the launch of the fungicide, Revus Opti, for the control of downy mildew (Peronospora destructor) and water mold (Phytophthora infestans) on fruits and vegetables. The company highlighted that these aggressive plagues have a “high potential to cause devastation” in crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, onions, watermelons, melons, and cucumbers, and the product contributes to the “maintenance of the productive potential, quality and profitability of crops”.
Composed with a combination of active ingredients (complementary) chlorothalonil and mandipropamid, Revus Opti is a fungicide with protective action and depth action, belonging to the chemical group of aminoacids and systemic carbamides and phthalonitriles. It is presented with the Concentrated Suspension type formulation, developed for treatment of the aerial part of crops and has more action time, even after rain.
Mildew and water mold develop mostly in humid climates and average temperatures, attacking leaves, stems, tubers, and even fruits (tomatoes). According to Syngenta, the damage caused to the crop can generates losses of up to 100% of the production, with annual losses that are over R$8 billion.
“Syngenta understands its role in contributing to food safety in a world that grows at a fast pace. Through its wide portfolio that benefits producers of several fruits and vegetables, the company contributes directly towards the reach of high productivity with quality, in line with the pillars of our Sustainable Agriculture Plan,” affirmed Phillipp Schudt, Crop Manager of Fruits and Vegetables at Syngenta.
Revus Opti was presented during Hortitec—the largest fruit and vegetable fair in Latin America. The event took place in the city of Holambra, São Paulo, between June 20 and 22, with an estimated participation of 40,000 people and over 300 exhibitors.