By Potatoes in Canada
Nov. 19, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – Luna Tranquility from BayerCropScience Canada has been registered as a new foliar fungicide for potatoes.
The company says the product, which is already in use in apples and grapes, is an all-in-one formulation that includes a new Group 7 (fluopyram) and proven Group 9 (pyrimethanil) modes of action.
"Luna Tranquility provides unparalleled disease protection against the leaf spot complex (early blight and brown leaf spot), white mold and black dot," according to a press release from BayerCropScience Canada.
Early blight and brown leaf spot have recently become less sensitive to existing Group 11 and other Group 7 fungicides in North America, leaving potato growers with fewer effective options. The company says Luna Tranquility offers potato growers an effective alternative to control these diseases as part of a responsible resistance management program.
In addition to early blight and brown leaf spot control, Luna Tranquility is intended to control white mold and has activity on black dot, helping growers manage many diseases with one product. It can be applied by either ground or air.