US approval extension for Arysta's Fortix
Arysta LifeScience has received extended US approval for its fungicide, Fortix (fluoxastrobin 167 g/litre + flutriafol 218 g/litre), for use on maize. It controls a range of diseases including rusts, grey leaf spot ( Cercospora zeae-maydis) and northern and southern leaf blights ( Helminthosporium spp). The product was already registered for use on soybeans. Arysta and Cheminova recently agreed to jointly market Fortix in the US ( Agrow No 656, p 2).