September 17, 2012
Unique multi-site preventative chemistry presents new resistance management opportunity in grapes, hops and vegetable crops with new mode of action
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 17, 2012 -- Vegetable, grape and hops growers now have a new mode of action for managing downy mildew and Phytophthora blight (crown rot) on their crops. BASF today announced that Zampro® fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration.
Zampro fungicide is a multi-site preventative fungicide containing a unique new chemistry. Labeled crops include: cucurbits, leaf vegetables, grape, fruiting and bulb vegetables, potato and hops.
“With its new chemical class, Zampro fungicide offers an excellent tool for successful resistance management,” said Katherine Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative. “It’s effective, easy to use, and will help ensure reliable crop quality and yield – and thus will be adding to growers’ confidence and convenience.”
Zampro fungicide is a premix combination of ametoctradin - a new mode of action - and dimethomorph. It is designed specifically to protect crops against oomycete diseases such as downy mildews, Phytophthora infestans and Phytophthora capsici. Multi-year research results prove the effectiveness of Zampro fungicide, showing when applied preventatively, it has excellent action against oomycete pathogens.
Zampro fungicide can be applied at a maximum of three applications per season with no more than two consecutive applications. Best results are achieved with Zampro fungicide as a preventative application.
About the Crop Protection division
With sales of € 4.1 billion in 2011, BASF’s Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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Zampro fungicide is a registered trademark of BASF.
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