Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC and Cheminova, Inc. jointly announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved important label changes for FORTIX Fungicide, a product jointly marketed and sold by the two companies.
FORTIX is currently registered for use on corn and soybeans to control the major foliar diseases. The fungicide combines fluoxastrobin and strobilurin from Arysta LifeScience and flutriafol triazole from Cheminova.
The EPA approved modifications to the FORTIX label for corn that shorten the preharvest interval for application from 80 days to 30 days.
"With this label modification, growers … can apply FORTIX as early as V5 in corn and R1 in soybeans for season long disease control, or they have the option to apply at a later growth stage," said Kevin Staska, fungicide market manager, Arysta LifeScience.
The EPA approved additional label modifications for FORTIX. Minimum water volume recommended for aerial application has been reduced from five gallons to two gallons per acre. Plus, new rotational crops have been added: peanuts, (no plant back interval); sugar beet (30-day plant back interval), cotton and sweet corn, (180-day plant back interval).
"In its second year of use, we expect FORTIX to continue to set the standard for fungicide performance," says Deneen Sebastian, North American marketing director, Cheminova. "If weather conditions push back application or late season disease pressure occurs, FORTIX will still provide outstanding performance when applied later in the season with no concerns about the PHI."
For more information on FORTIX, visit www.FORTIXFungicide.com.
Source: Arysta LifeScience; Cheminova