May 10, 2023
Newly approved fungicide offers defense against early blight, other potato diseases

A new fungicide that offers potato growers control of early blight, white mold and other diseases has received EPA approval.

Luna Pro, the latest addition to the Bayer potato portfolio, utilizes prothioconazole, a DMI foliar fungicide, and fluopyram, an SDHI fungicide. DMIs hinder the grown of certain fungi on a cellular level, which improves overall plant health and yield potential.

Luna Pro is the first DMI-containing foliar fungicide offered by Bayer for potatoes, according to a news release.

The ingredient combination offers a strong defense against early blight, white mold and other key potato diseases, according to the release. The addition of prothioconazole provides rotational flexibility and increased resistance management.

“Luna Pro is a powerful potato fungicide that helps growers fight against problematic diseases that threaten their yield potential,” Ryan Allen, Bayer U.S. product manager – fruit and vegetable fungicides and biologics, said in the release. “We’re excited to add Luna Pro to the highly effective 75-Day IPM portfolio offered by Bayer as a new solution for potato growers.”de

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