Oct. 29, 2019
The fruit days of Mollerussa (Lleida) was the event chosen by Adama to present the latest addition to its portfolio, Embrelia, which is a new preventive and curative fungicide with contact, translaminar and systemic properties.
Embrelia can be used to combat various pathogens, such as apple scab and powdery mildew in apple and pear crops, as well as monilia and powdery mildew in peach and nectarine crops, due to its overall composition based on a new active material, Isopyrazam, which belongs to the SDHI group, combined with Difenoconazole from the DMI group.
“Isopyrazam achieves better preventive control of diseases by acting mainly on the germination and penetration of conidia. It also has limited curative properties. Difenoconazole has both healing and protective properties and has a lasting antisporulant effect against mottling,” said Enric Porta (Adama Regional Operational Marketing Manager in the Ebro Valley Area), who added that both modes of action (SDHI and DMI) will ensure greater flexibility when fighting diseases, depending on climate conditions and level of infection.
Embrelia is also part of the “Fruit.Net Program” developed by IRTA, which aims to develop strategies for optimizing the use of phytosanitary products and minimizing the presence of residue when controlling diseases, pests and pathophysiologies that affect apple, pear, peach and citrus crops.
"We tested Embrelia this year, as part of a strategy to control monilia. There are no definitive results as of yet, but I can say that my feelings are positive. It is a product that fits our working philosophy and is in line with the strategy of the Fruit.Net Program,” said Jordi Cambray (Technical Coordinator of the Pear, Apple and Peach Committees of the Fruit.Net Program).
The product has excellent resistance to rain and supports integrated production when part of an effective resistance management system. It will be available for the next season.