Don Drader, a local Syngenta agronomist in the PNW region spoke with Chuck Zimmermand to give us an update on two fungicide products that Syngenta is launching in the potato market this year; Elatus and Orondis Opti.
Elatus – a new rhizoctonia product, Elatus is a pre-mixture of a new chemistry, Solatenol, and an older fungicide, Quadris, that applied in-furrow at planting provides extended daughter tuber protection of rhizoc for growers. Elatus also protects against stem canker and black scurf with enhanced, early-season control.
Orondis Opti – a foliar product, Orondis Opti is a mixture of oxathiapiprolin (a brand new FRAC group) with chlorothalonil (Bravo). With multiple SOAs, this fungicide is an effective protectant and is curative for late blight in potatoes as a foliar application.
Both new products can provide a lot of value for growers in terms of protecting yield as well as marketability.
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Don here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/don-drader-syngenta.mp3″ text=”Don Drader, Syngenta”]