Tuesday, February 23, 2016

New label expansion provides Canadian fruit and vegetable growers with advanced disease protection

Luna Tranquility® fungicide now registered for bulb vegetables, small berries and tomatoes
Luna Tranquility

Guelph, ON (February 23, 2016) – Bayer announces the registration of Luna Tranquility as a foliar fungicide for bulb vegetables, small berries and tomatoes in Canada. The systemic fungicide is an all-in-one formulation that includes two Groups: a unique Group 7 (fluopyram) and proven Group 9 (pyrimethanil).

“Luna Tranquility is already a valuable fungicide for apple, grape and potato growers and now protects against some of the most concerning diseases for bulb vegetables, small berries and tomatoes,” said Jon Weinmaster, Portfolio Manager, Horticulture, Bayer CropScience Inc. “With both Group 7 and 9 modes of action, this broad spectrum fungicide offers growers excellent disease control resulting in improved yield, quality and post-harvest benefits.”

Luna Tranquility is unlike any current Group 7 fungicide, being highly plant mobile and showing minimal cross-resistance to other Group 7 fungicides. It also provides post-harvest latent disease protection for soft fruit, with research indicating reduced shrink and decreased fruit deterioration.

The new expansion of the Luna Tranquility label means Canadian growers can now apply this trusted product on:

  • Bulb vegetables for protection against botrytis leaf blight, purple blotch and stemphylium leaf blight.
  • Small berries (including caneberries, bushberries, and low growing berries) for protection against powdery mildew and botrytis gray mould
  • Tomatoes for control of early blight and septoria leaf spot

In addition, the Luna Tranquility label is now expanded to include all crops within the pome fruit Crop Group.

For more information regarding Luna Tranquility visit: CropScience.Bayer.ca/LunaTranquility

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For further information, contact:

Jon Weinmaster
Porfolio Manager, Horticulture
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Phone: 519-767-3884
jonathan.weinmaster@bayer.com

Derrick Rozdeba
Manager, Integrated Communications
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Phone: 403-723-7432
derrick.rozdeba@bayer.com

Jackie Elliott
Account Supervisor
Weber Shandwick Canada
Phone: 416-642-7899
jelliott@webershandwick.com

 

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