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Zampro fungicide brings new mode of action and other benefits for downy mildew and late blight control


MISSISSAUGA, ON, January 14, 2013 – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received regulatory approval for Zampro® fungicide for the control of downy mildew and late blight in many key fruit and vegetable crops.


“Because Zampro contains two active ingredients with different modes of action, this new product is going to provide fruit and vegetable growers with many of the benefits they’ve been asking for – preventative and anti-sporulant control combined with contact, translaminar and systemic activity,” says Scott Hodgins, Technical Specialist for Horticultural Products with BASF Canada.


Zampro contains the active ingredients Ametoctradin, the first Group 45 fungicide registered anywhere in the world and dimethomorph.  Ametoctradin controls downy mildew and late blight by disrupting energy production inside the fungal cells. Interestingly, although Ametoctradin is very rapidly rainfast, it can redistribute on the plant surface when exposed to rainfall, irrigation or dew, effectively re-protecting the plant.


Dimethomorph, a Group 40 fungicide, adds systemic and translaminar control in the crop. It controls infection by preventing the disease from penetrating plant cells. The dimethomorph component of Zampro is also an anti-sporulant, allowing Zampro to stop the spread of disease from hot spots that may develop in the field or vineyard.


Zampro is registered for use on grapes, potatoes and hops as well as the complete cucurbit, brassica, bulb vegetable, fruiting vegetable and leafy vegetable crop groups.


For more information about Zampro fungicide, visit www.AgSolutions.ca, or contact your retailer.


Technical sales support of Zampro and all other BASF horticultural products is provided by Engage Agro Corporation.


About the 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.

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