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Double Down on Disease in Cucurbits

May 26, 2021
powdery mildew on leaf

Powdery mildew

We all know how quickly weather conditions can cause disease to blow up in the Southeast. Controlling disease in cucurbits demands vigilance. As pathogens can quickly adapt to resistance genes and chemical modes of action, maintaining strong control requires an IPM-based strategy.

A pre-mix that provides multiple modes of action can be a strong tool for control of downy mildew and gummy stem blight this season – and help us hold on to excellent efficacy in the seasons to come.

Orondis® Opti fungicide, a pre-mix with 2 effective modes of action, helps manage against resistance and provides the control you need.

In addition to consistent, effective control, key advantages of employing Orondis Opti include:

  • Preventive and residual control from 2 active ingredients. Orondis Opti fungicide combines chlorothalonil and oxathiapiprolin. Oxathiapiprolin delivers systemic, translaminar movement within the plant to help protect developing leaves and provide residual control. Chlorothalonil gives the added boost many fields need to control anthracnose, gummy stem blight and powdery mildew.
  • Resistance management. Oxathiapiprolin is the only member of FRAC group 49 so it has no cross resistance to other fungicides. This makes it a good foundation product or rotation partner in a downy mildew control program.
  • Flexible application. Can be applied by ground or air. The pre-harvest interval is 0 days and the re-entry interval is 12 hours.

For more information about Orondis Opti, visit syngenta-us.com/fungicides/orondis-opti-premix.

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