Valent debuts ethaboxam in US
Sumitomo Chemical subsidiary Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California) has launched the ethaboxam-based Intego Suite System seed treatment for soybeans. The product is a co-pack of the fungicide, Intego Solo (ethaboxam 384 g/litre), with the insecticide/fungicide, Innovate Pro (clothianidin 272 g/litre + ipconazole 14 g/litre + metalaxyl 11 g/litre). Ethaboxam is the first novel fungicide for use against Pythium spp and Phytophthora spp registered by the US EPA in 30 years, Valent points out. The Agency proposed the registration of ethaboxam for use on cereals (excluding rice), legume vegetables (excluding cowpeas and field peas) and canola late last year (Agrow No 679, p 27).