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Pristine fungicide label expands to include greenhouse lettuce and bedding plants and outdoor ornamentals

Pristine has received registration for use on greenhouse bedding plants

Pristine® has received registration for use on greenhouse bedding plants for control of powdery mildew, greenhouse lettuce for suppression of powdery mildew and outdoor ornamentals for apple scab, pear-trellis rust and gymnosporangium rust.

With two distinct modes of action, Pristine offers excellent disease control and an effective resistance management alternative against a broad-spectrum of diseases on an extensive list of registered crops, including the most recent additions.  Pristine is comprised of two active ingredients -- pyraclostrobin is a group 11 fungicide while boscalid is a group 7.

“BASF has supported Canada’s minor use system in helping to bring Canadian growers new crop protection technologies. The recent Pristine registrations for greenhouse are examples of this multiple stakeholder cooperation, and we are grateful for the support of government, growers and researchers in securing these new registrations” commented Scott MacDonald, BASF’s marketing manager of specialty products. 

Pristine’s updated label includes the following diseases and causal agents: Control of powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum, Erysiphe polygoni) in greenhouse bedding plants, suppression of powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum) in greenhouse lettuce, apple scab (Venturia inequalis) in crabapple, pear-trellis rust (Gymnosporangium fuscum) in ornamental pear and gymnosporangium rust (Gymnosporangium nelsonii) in serviceberry. 

Pristine must be applied preventatively, before disease symptoms appear.  It should also be used as part of an integrated pest management program in rotation with other disease management products with different modes of action.

To obtain a copy of the product label, please visit BASF’s crop protection website at or contact ENGAGE Agro at 1-866-613-3336.

About BASF Crop Protection Division

With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, 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 or follow us on twitter:

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