The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Torino fungicide from Gowan Co. of Yuma, Ariz., for use on a handful of fruits and vegetables.
State registrations are pending.
The fungicide is labeled for powdery mildew control in cucurbits, grapes and strawberries, according to the label.
Torino contains a unique mode of action that carries a medium risk of resistance, according to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee.
The exact mode of action is unknown, although FRAC has put the active ingredient, cyflufenamid, in the U6 group.
Powdery mildew in cucurbits has already developed resistance to the product elsewhere in the world where it's already registered, according to a Cornell University report by plant pathologist Margaret Tuttle McGrath.