EPA registers two DuPont fungicides

03/12/2012 11:00:00 AM
The Grower Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Fontelis and Vertisan fungicides from DuPont Crop Protection of Wilmington, Del., for use on several fruits and vegetables.

The products also have been registered in Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington, according to a DuPont spokesperson.

Registration in other states is pending.

Fontelis and Vertisan, which contain the active ingredient penthiopyrad, are SDHI fungicides that belong to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee's Group 7, according to the labels.

Fontelis is labeled for fruits and vegetables, according to a news release.

It provides broad-spectrum control of several soilborne and foliar diseases, including powdery mildew, Botrytis gray mold, gummy stem blight, apple scab, shot hole, blossom blight and fruit rot in stone fruit and tree nuts, Botrytis blight and Alternaria blight.

Vertisan is labeled for row crops, including potatoes.

It controls Rhizoctonia and early blight in potatoes.

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