Canada OKs BASF's Zampro fungicide
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has approved BASF’s fungicide, ametoctradin (trade-marked as Initium), as a new active ingredient in the combination product, Zampro (ametoctradin + dimethomorph). It is for the control of diseases such as downy mildew and Phytophthora spp on brassicas, cucurbits and other vegetables, potatoes, hops and grapevines. BASF received its first approvals for ametoctradin in the EU and South America in 2010 ( Agrow No 601, p 36). The US EPA proposed the authorisation of the active ingredient in March ( Agrow No 637, p 20).