Feb 10, 2016
FMC announces label expansion for Rhyme fungicide in California

Rhyme fungicide from FMC, first registered in California in late 2014 for grapes, has now received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, according to an FMC news release. Rhyme has received approval for a wide range of specialty crops including almonds, walnuts, tomatoes, strawberries, melons, stone fruits, brassicas, and leafy vegetables, FMC said.

Rhyme fungicide belongs to FRAC Group 3 and is the most systemic fungicide in its class, the company said. With curative and preventative disease control activities, Rhyme fungicide protects both crop quality and yields, FMC said. It is highly effective on powdery mildews, rusts and many other fungi, according to FMC. Rhyme fungicide earned the University of California-Davis’ highest rating for powdery mildew control in grapes, FMC said.

The quick penetration of Rhyme fungicide into the plant results in its rapid movement to infection sites for fast curative activity, FMC said. Rhyme fungicide controls a wide range of diseases that damage tree nut, fruit and vegetable crops, including mildew, brown rot blossom blight and leaf rusts, the company said. The fungicide is rainfast in two hours and can be tank mixed with most fungicides, insecticides and surfactants, FMC said. Consult the label for specific requirements.


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