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EPA approves new Vibrance Ultra Potato seed treatment

Syngenta’s new seed treatment helps give potato crops a strong start to the season.

February 11, 2020

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field of flowering potato plants
PROTECT SPUDS: Potatoes bloom with red and white flowers in the Red River Valley. Syngenta’s new Vibrance Ultra Potato seed treatment helps control diseases and prevent resistance from developing. Lon Tonneson

The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved Vibrance Ultra Potato for use in the U.S.

“The uniqueness of this product is the three active ingredients that work individually and complementary for disease and resistance management,” says Kiran Shetty, Syngenta technical development lead for potatoes.

Each ingredient provides a different mode of action.

Mandipropamid, FRAC Group 40, protects against the infection or spread of seedborne late blight during the cutting or handling of potato seed pieces. It also suppresses pink rot, which can be carried through daughter tubers.

Difenconazole, FRAC Group 3, protects against Fusarium dry rot seed decay.

Sedaxane, FRAC Group 7, is active against seedborne silver scurf seed decay, and seedling blight and damping off caused by Rhizoctonia species.

Controlling disease, Shetty points out, is essential to earning incentives for grade, consistent tuber size and minimal defects.

“If you struggle in the early part of the season, there’s very little chance you can finish the crop well,” Shetty says. “Start strong, grow strong and finish strong. New products such as Vibrance Ultra [Potato] give us that strong start.”

Visit Syngenta’s website for more information about the Vibrance Ultra Potato seed treatment.

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