Canada OKs difenoconazole for turf
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the full approval of Syngenta's fungicide, difenoconazole, for use on turf. The Agency proposed the move in April. The active ingredient was already approved as a seed treatment and as a foliar fungicide for use on fruit and vegetable crops. The turf approval confirms the PMRA's proposed registration of products combining difenoconazole with Syngenta's new ai, benzovindiflupyr (trade-marked as Solatenol). In March, the Agency proposed the approval of Ascernity (benzovindiflupyr 78 g/litre + difenoconazole 117 g/litre) and Instrata II, which is a co-pack of Instrata IIA (benzovindiflupyr 24 /litre + difenoconazole 79 g/litre) and Instrata IIB (fludioxonil 125 g/litre). Ascernity is for the control of summer diseases and Instrata II is for use against pink and grey snow moulds (Microdochium nivale).