Syngenta's Vibrance has received federal clearance from the Environmental Protection Agency for use as a seed treatment fungicide on cereals, soybeans and canola. The company says more labeled uses are immiment, and some state regulators are still handling the compound.
Vibrance contains Syngenta's sedaxane which offers extremely effective protection from rhizoctonia activity and a mode of action which throttles the energy production of plant pathogens.
"Vibrance is a great addition to our Seedcare portfolio and will enhance our line of fungicide seed treatment products," says Chad Shelton, Seedcare brand asset lead for Syngenta.
Shelton says the use of Vibrance helps promote vigorous root systems that improve nutrient and moisture uptake which gives the plant the ability to withstand stresses of the growing season for better yields.
Based on regional pest issues and other geographically-related concerns, Vibrance will be marketed in cereal crops as follows:
*CruiserMaxx Vibrance Cereals seed treatment insecticide/fungicide will be available for use on-farm, on-site or through certified commercial treaters. This will replace the current CruiserMaxx cereals seed treatment insecticide/fungicide formulation.
*Vibrance Extreme will replace the current Dividend Extreme and will be available for application by certified treaters across the United States.
* Vibrance will only be available in the Pacific Northwest through application by certified treaters.
For soybeans, in 2013, CruiserMaxx Beans insecticide/fungicide, an on-seed application of one or more separately registered products and Vibrance fungicide seed treatment will be available. It will provide added protection against seed decay, seedling blight and damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani.
For more information on Vibrance, visit SYNGENTA
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