Bayer launches Verango nematicide in Costa Rica
Bayer CropScience has launched the benzamide fungicide, Verango (fluopyram 500 g/litre) as a nematicide in Costa Rica for use on bananas and plantains. Verango is a suspension concentrate formulation. It debuted last year in Honduras (Agrow No 670, p 34), and is sold across the region. It will soon be launched in various banana-growing regions around the world, the company notes. Verango is the first "green band" – lowest toxicological classification chemical - in its class for the protection of banana and plantain roots. Fluopyram was first registered in the UK and Turkey as a fungicide two years ago (Agrow No 633, p 21). It was developed for use on a range of crops including maize, soybeans and other field crops, stone and pome fruit, grapevines, vegetables and nuts.