Syngenta announces new sclerotinia fungicide for 2024 release

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Syngenta Canada has announced the launch of Miravis Star fungicide for sclerotinia control in canola. The dual-active ingredient product will be available commercially in 2024.

Miravis Star combines Adepidyn, a Group 7, and Fludioxonil, a Group 12, for a combination of systemic and contact-based activity.

The product offers a wide application window of 10 to 50 per cent flowering, the company says.

“We know – above all else – yield performance is the key driver when deciding whether or not to apply a sclerotinia fungicide,” says Jon Cressman, product lead, fungicides and jnsecticides, Syngenta Canada. “Miravis Star is designed for canola growers who aren’t satisfied with the status quo, want to embrace new solutions, and push their crop’s performance.”

In a series of small plot trials, Syngenta reports that Miravis Star demonstrated a 23.7 per cent yield advantage over untreated plots at the standard rate of 0.4 L/ac, and resulted in an average 1.4 bu/ac advantage or competing sclerotinia fungicides in the same trials.

The company says field-scale trials are being conducted on farms across Western Canada throughout 2023.

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