Oxydate label expanded to include fire blight control

03/06/2012 05:32:00 PM
By The Grower Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled Odydate 2.0 from BioSafeSystems of East Hartford, Conn., for use on pome fruit to control fire blight, according to a news release.

The product contains the active ingredients hydrogen peroxide and peroxyacetic acid, according to the label.

The product attacks the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, within 30 seconds of contact, leading to rapid destruction of its cellular structure, according to the release.

Oxydate can be sprayed through the bloom period and is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute, according to the release.

Oxydate already was registered for use against a broad spectrum of diseases on a wide variety of other crops, including leafy greens, tuberous and root vegetables, stone fruit and cole crops, according to the label.

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