EPA registers two strobi-based fungicides

05/13/2014 09:32:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

Cheminova logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has registered two strobilurin-based fungicides from Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Cheminova Inc. for use on fruit and vegetable crops.

Both contain the active ingredient azoxystrobin and will be available beginning June 2, according to a news release.

Azaka is registered for use on peanuts, tree nuts, vines and other fruit. Equation is for use on row and vegetable crops.

Azoxystrobin is a broad-spectrun fungicide that controls many fungal diseases, including downy mildew, powdery mildew, late blight and apple scab.

It belongs to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee's Group 11, which includes strobilurins—also known as QoI inhibitors.

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