Two Syngenta Products Receive EPA Approval

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Crop Protection, Fungicides, Herbicides, Syngenta

Syngenta recently announced two products that have received registration and approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Talinor herbicide will give wheat and barley growers a new option for managing weed resistance and controlling damaging broadleaf weeds, and Orondis Opti fungicide premix will be introduced and commercially available as a premix formulation for the 2017 growing season, pending state registration.

Talinor contains the company’s newest active ingredient in cereal herbicides, bicyclopyrone, combined with bromoxynil, and its two modes of action deliver excellent standalone control of resistant and other difficult-to-control broadleaf weeds, like kochia and Russian thistle.

“Once resistance has been confirmed, it can remain in the weed population for decades,” said Nathan Popiel, a Syngenta agronomic service representative in North Dakota. “If growers wait until herbicide resistance is confirmed in their field, the ability to manage their weeds may become more difficult. Talinor is an important tool for controlling troublesome weeds, particularly those that have become resistant to ALS-inhibitor, synthetic auxin and glyphosate herbicides.”

In addition to flexible crop rotation and a wide application window, Talinor provides excellent tank-mix flexibility, and is an ideal mix partner with Axial brand herbicides for one-pass grass and broadleaf control. Talinor also is conveniently packaged with CoAct additive to deliver optimum performance.

Orondis, currently sold as a multi-pack, combines the active ingredients found in Orondis and Bravo fungicides into a product that protects crops when they are most actively growing to maximize marketable yields.

“We’ve observed excellent performance in fields that were treated with the Orondis Opti multi-pack this year, and we expect the same consistent, high-level control from the Orondis Opti premix,” said Paul Kuhn, technical product lead, Syngenta.

Oxathiapiprolin is the only active ingredient in FRAC Group U15 and is not cross-resistant to any other fungicide. When combined with the trusted and proven effectiveness of the chlorothalonil component in Orondis Opti, Orondis protects crops against late blight, downy mildew and Phytophthora blights. The combination also provides built-in resistance management when included in a season-long Oomycete disease control program.