European Commission Approves DuPont™ Zorvec™ Disease Control
Breakthrough fungicide with new mode of action for disease control in grapes, potatoes and other vegetables
Geneva, Switzerland, March 17, 2017 – DuPont has received approval from the European Commission for the active substance oxathiapiprolin, trademarked as DuPont™ Zorvec™ disease control. The 10-year approval period commenced on March 3, 2017. Products powered by Zorvec™ are being evaluated for registration, with the first country approvals expected by 2018. Globally, DuPont™ Zorvec™ formulations have received approvals in Singapore, South Korea, China, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam.
This revolutionary new fungicide - for use on grapes, potatoes and vegetables - offers an unmatched combination of consistency and long-lasting control of downy mildew and late blight, helping growers achieve a better crop yield, every season, even under challenging environmental conditions. On potatoes, DuPont™ Zorvec™ formulations offer three to four more days of protection compared to current oomycete fungicides, are rainfast after 20 minutes and protect new growth qualities, which are essential for maximising yield potential when the crop is established.
“This is one of the most exciting products we have developed in decades,” said Bernard Straebler, EMEA Fungicide Technical Manager. “It is performing well beyond other fungicides against tough oomycete diseases.”
Many growers and advisors who participated in field visits and trials with DuPont™ Zorvec™ formulations noted the potential for saving time, water and other resources when using the product. Treatment frequency is often lower with this product than with those that have been on the market for years, meaning growers can better manage time, increase flexibility with staffing and equipment, and optimise their marketable yield.
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