AgronomyDiseasesNew Disease Preventing Fungicide Downforce Available in Canada

New Disease Preventing Fungicide Downforce Available in Canada

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Downforce, a new Fluazinam-based fungicide, from United Agri Products Canada Inc. (UAP) and Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. is now available in Canada, a February news release said.

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved Downforce for the control of diseases including white mould, late blight, clubroot and downy mildew on potatoes, soybeans, ginseng, berries, cantaloupe, carrots, cole crops and more.

“Downforce is effective preventatively, so be sure, for either ground or aerial application, to apply downforce no later than 14 days before harvest in potatoes or after early pod formation in soybeans,” Willy Gubbels, eastern sales manager with UAP, said in the release.

The release noted Fluazinam is a preventative multi-site contact fungicide that has been used since 1988 and in Canada since 1992 to protect crops. It acts by inhibiting the germination of spores and preventing the development of infectious structures within the plant.

Downforce is available in convenient 10 L jugs, with each jug able to treat 41.5 to 62.5 acres of potatoes or 21.25 to 28.5 acres of soybeans, the release said. The liquid formulation makes mixing easy, and the low rates help save you time and money. The recommended spray interval is 7-10 days for most crops.

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