New fungicide treats sugar beets

Nufarm, in partnership with Valent Canada, recently released Excalia, a new horticulture fungicide registered for the control of scab and powdery mildew in apples and suppression of rhizoctonia crown and root rot in sugar beets.

Excalia delivers locally systemic and translaminar action for complete leaf tissue uptake and distribution across the entire leaf surface. It is designed as an early season product to help growers get off to a clean start. This Group 7 SDHI fungicide features the active ingredient Indiflin.

“The key with most diseases is early season preventative treatment,” said Alicia Sebastian, horticulture sales specialist at Nufarm.

In apples, Excalia must be applied between green tip and petal fall. Excalia is highly active against the apple scab pathogen and it works to inhibit spore production, spore germination and actively growing fungi. For powdery mildew protection, Excalia must be applied with a silicone surfactant and it tank mixes well with other fungicides and foliar nutrients.