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The spinach disease you can’t afford to ignore

January 13, 2016

Downy mildew is the No.1 disease in spinach production almost everywhere spinach is grown. With new races of downy mildew popping up in spinach over the last several years, you probably had to use many tools to stay a step ahead of the devastating disease.

Downy mildew spreads rapidly, so it’s important to recognize the symptoms before it’s too late and be proactive in your management practices. Cultural controls such as reducing leaf wetness can be a key preventive approach because the pathogen thrives in wet conditions. Additionally, using a fungicide like Orondis® Ultra, currently sold as a multi-pack product combining Orondis Ultra A and Orondis Ultra B, offers excellent control of downy mildew in spinach.

Orondis Ultra fungicide is currently approved for use in 43 states, with approvals pending in California and others. It combines two products, Orondis and Revus® fungicides, into a powerful one-two punch that knocks out downy mildew in spinach for built-in resistance management and protection of the crop when it is most actively growing. It offers excellent protectant and increased residual disease control to ultimately help you maximize marketable yields.

Orondis Ultra Comparison 1

To learn whether Orondis Ultra is approved for use in your area, visit this page. For more information, talk to your local Syngenta representative.

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Update, Jan. 27, 2016: Clarified Orondis Ultra approvals

©2016 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Orondis Ultra is a combination of separately registered products: Orondis Ultra A and Orondis Ultra B fungicides. Orondis®, Revus® and the Syngenta logo are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.