New Fungicide Seed Treatment Provides Excellent Protection Against Phytophthora Root Rot in Soybeans
Mississauga, ON, April 23, 2018 – Growers will soon have a powerful new tool to protect against Phytophthora root rot and downy mildew. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for the registration of Lumisena™ fungicide seed treatment.
“Lumisena™ is designed to help soybean growers get their crop off to a strong start, maximize early-season growth and capture higher yield potential,” said Travis Schoonbaert, category leader, Seed Applied Technology at Corteva Agriscience™. “Lumisena™ helps maximize yield potential in a variety of growing environments through enhanced vigor and emergence and is an ideal complement to any soybean variety.
Lumisena™ provides best-in-class protection against Phytophthora root rot, the leading soybean disease in North America. Lumisena™ moves within the plant to protect against multiple stages of the Phytophthora pathogen’s life cycle through preventative, curative, eradicative and antisporulant activity. In multiyear, on-farm trials, Lumisena™ was shown to significantly improve soybean stands and plant health under Phytophthora pressure. Growers can expect Lumisena™ to be commercially available at 2019 planting timing.
About Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience™ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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