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By John Reitman

Corteva coming out with new strobilurin fungicide

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For turf managers struggling with many common yet hard-to-control turf diseases, Corteva Agriscience is set to launch its Floxcor fungicide.

With the active ingredient fluoxastrobin, Floxcor is a FRAC 11 strobilurin fungicide approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to control 28 foliar, stem and root diseases, including anthracnose, brown patch, fairy ring, leaf spot, pythium blight and snow mold. It also is approved for control of dollar spot in light to moderate pressure conditions.

An effective tank mix partner, Floxcor is labeled for use on golf course turf, in greenhouses and nurseries, on residential lawns and landscapes.

"Floxcor specialty fungicide is a great addition to our growing portfolio of disease management solutions that will serve as the base for our future products for the Turf & Ornamental market," said Jay Young, Corteva Agriscience Turf & Ornamental Category Lead. "Corteva is committed to providing a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to our customers and has been focusing its energy and resources into research and development to expand its Turf & Ornamental offerings in the coming years.""

Floxcor works by inhibiting spore germination and mycelial growth by interfering with the respiration process of the plant-pathogenic fungi. It moves quickly into the plant interior and spreads through the plant’s vascular system, including the xylem, becoming rain-fast 15 minutes after an application. The plant roots absorb the active ingredient, which is then transported via the xylem, to impede fungal growth and prevent new infections. 

Floxcor specialty fungicide will be available in the United States late this year.

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