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NEW Minuet® biological fungicide is a soil-applied biological for potatoes and other vegetable crops. A proven in-furrow biological fungicide, Minuet is specifically designed for soil application and is a great addition to a full-season program to support increased crop quality and yield potential.

Product Summary

Product Type



Root and tuber vegetables (Crop Group 1)
Bulb vegetables (Crop Group 3-07)
Fruiting vegetables (Crop Group 8-09)
Cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9)

Diseases Suppressed

Rhizoctonia root rot, black scurf and stem canker (Rhizoctonia solani)
Fusarium root rot (Fusarium spp.)
Phytophthora root rot and pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica)
Pythium root rot and cavity spot (Pythium spp.)

Groups & Active Ingredients

FRAC Group BM02 (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713)

Formulation Type

Aqueous Suspension Biofungicide


Available in 3.785 L jugs (treats 10 acres at 379 mL/ac. rate)

Key Features and Benefits

Minuet biological fungicide delivers:

  • Protection against soil-borne diseases such as rhizoctonia root rot, black scurf and stem canker, plus it has activity against pink rot and root rot caused by fusarium, phytophthora and pythium
  • Excellent mixing and handling characteristics
  • Low use rate and concentrated packaging means less bulk and waste, making Minuet an excellent fit with sustainability initiatives
  • Minuet fungicide is compatible with other in-furrow products such as Velum® Prime nematicide/fungicide

Product Highlights

Minuet biological fungicide is a great addition to a full-season program to support increased crop quality and yield potential.

  • Specifically designed for soil application
  • Simple and easy to use liquid formulations
  • Available in 3.785 L jugs that treat 10 acres at 379 mL/ac. rate
  • A unique FRAC Group BM02 (Bacillus subtilis strain QST 713) making it an ideal tool for resistance management rotations


Root and tuber vegetables

(Crop Group 1)

  • Artichoke (Chinese and Jerusalem)
  • Beet (garden and sugar)
  • Carrot
  • Celeriac
  • Chervil
  • Chicory
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Horseradish
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Potato
  • Radish
  • Oriental radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Salsify
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip

Bulb vegetables

(Crop Group 3-07)

  • Chive
  • Garlic
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Shallot

Leafy vegetables

(Crop Group 3-07)

  • Collards
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsley
  • Radicchio (red chicory)
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

Brassica head and stem vegetables

(Crop Group 5-13)

  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower

Legume vegetables

(Crop Group 6)

  • Bean (Lupinus spp., Phaseolus spp. and Vigna spp.)
  • Chickpea
  • Lentil
  • Pea (Pisum spp.)
  • Soybean

Fruiting vegetables

(Crop Group 8-09)

  • Eggplant
  • Ground cherry
  • Okra
  • Pepino
  • Peppers (all varieties)
  • Tomatillo
  • Tomatoes

Cucurbit vegetables

(Crop Group 9)

  • Chinese wax gourd
  • Citron melon
  • Cucumber
  • Edible gourd
  • Gherkin
  • Melon
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash (summer and winter)
  • Watermelon


  • Field Corn
  • Sweet Corn
  • Popcorn
  • Seed Corn
  • Silage Corn

  • Asparagus
  • Celery, rhubarb, kohlrabi
  • Peanut
  • Strawberry
  • Tobacco

*Please refer to label for application notes

Effective Against

Diseases suppressed:

  • Rhizoctonia damping off and root rot
  • Fusarium root rot, wilt and crown rot
  • Pink root
  • Phytophthora blight
  • Phytophthora root rot and pink rot
  • Pythium root rot and cavity spot
  • Soil-borne rhizoctonia, black scurf and stem canker

How to Apply


0.5 – 2.8 L/ha (379 mL/ac.)

*Specific Soil Application Methods and Instructions

1. Soil Surface Applications:

Broadcast or band: Apply as a 15-cm band over the top of the seed row or as a broadcast spray after planting. Use higher rates for broadcast applications. Ensure incorporation into the seed zone within 24 hours of applications with rain or overhead irrigation.

Overhead irrigation: Apply with irrigation water, ensuring uniform coverage of the soil and incorporation of product into the seed zone.

Surface drip irrigation: Apply product with the first irrigation after planting.

2. Transplant Drench:

Apply finished spray mixture, at a rate to thoroughly soak the growing media, through the root zone or as a drench or directed spray using sufficient water to soak the root zone.

3. In-Furrow Applications:

Apply as an in-furrow spray in the appropriate amount of water per hectare for the crop at planting. Mount the spray nozzle so the spray is directed in the furrow just before the seeds are covered.

4. Shanked-In and Injected Applications:

Product can be shanked-in or injected into the soil prior to, at or post-planting/transplanting of crops.

5. Post-Planting Applications at Any Crop Stage:

Apply the finished spray mixture to the soil as a drench, spray or drip irrigation, directing it towards the base of the plant to optimize efficacy. When applying as a spray (e.g., via hydraulic nozzles at low volumes), it is important to irrigate so as to move the product into the seed, root or transplant zone. Applications may be repeated at 21-28 day intervals to enhance preventive treatments. The shorter interval is recommended under moderate to high disease pressure.

Restricted Entry Interval:

Do not enter or allow worker entry into treated areas for 4 hours or until sprays have settled unless wearing long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks with shoes and waterproof gloves. If the product is soil-injected, soil-incorporated or applied in-furrow, workers may enter the treated area without restrictions if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.


Store in a dry area inaccessible to children. Store in original container only. Keep container closed when not in use. This product should be used within 3 years from the date of manufacture when stored at room temperature.

Tank Mixing

Minuet fungicide is compatible with other in-furrow products such as Velum® Prime nematicide/fungicide.

How to Manage Resistance

For disease resistance management, Minuet can be integrated into an overall disease and pest management strategy. Follow practices known to reduce disease development. Consult local agricultural authorities for specific integrated pest management IPM strategies developed for your crop(s) and location.

Provinces of Registration

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
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