Orondis fungicide from Syngenta has been approved for use by the EPA as the first fungicide in the FRAC group U15. The fungicide was created to control soil and foliar disease in vegetables, potatoes and tobacco. Orondis is expected to be available for the 2016 season, pending states’ approval.
Orondis contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and offers a new mode of action for outstanding control of economically important soil and foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi in vegetables, potatoes and tobacco. Syngenta secured a license to develop and market products containing oxathiapiprolin from DuPont in 2013 and has exclusive rights in North America for foliar and soil use on vegetables, potatoes, tobacco and other specialty crops.
“Orondis is an excellent foundation fungicide and offers growers a new tool in their disease control programs,” said Bernd Druebbisch, fungicide product lead, Syngenta. “Its new mode of action complements and enhances our diverse fungicide portfolio.”
Orondis will be avaliable as three separate products, Oronids and Ridomil Gold for soil-borne Oomycete disease in vegetables or tobacco, Orondis and Bravo for downy mildew and late blight in potatoes and vegetables, and Orondis and Revus for downy mildew and late blight in leafy vegetables, potatoes, tobacco and other vegetables.
“In extensive trials, Orondis has shown outstanding efficacy at significantly lower active ingredient rates, compared with other fungicides,” said Paul Kuhn, technical product lead, Syngenta. “It has demonstrated an ability to greatly reduce disease severity in treated fields and provide measurable improvements in yield.”