New Fingicide Helps Control Powdery Mildew

Published in the August 2013 Issue Published online: Aug 16, 2013
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Arysta LifeScienceArysta LifeScience North America & Isagro USA, Inc. recently partnered to launch Mettle. It helps control powdery mildew and black rot in grapes, and powdery mildew in strawberries. Mettle also is registered for use in gooseberries and sugarbeets.

The product recently received registration in Canada and is classified for use in the province of Ontario.

Tetraconazole, the active ingredient in Mettle, provides grape and strawberry growers with effective, long-lasting control of powdery mildew. It moves rapidly within the plant systemically; it is used primarily as a protectant but also provides disease control when applied post infection early in the disease life cycle. Mettle is formulated as a micro emulsion which helps provide thorough coverage of treated plant tissue.