BASF received the U.S. EPA registration for Revysol fungicide, its newest active ingredient (AI). The first and only isopropanol azole of its kind in the market, the AI provides fast-acting and long-lasting disease control for a broad range of crops and disease combinations.
“Revysol fungicide is the result of years of research and expertise. It was designed to meet the highest level of regulatory standards while helping growers manage their toughest disease challenges, including resistant plant pathogens,” said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, BASF Agricultural Solutions North America. “Growers now have access to an outstanding new tool for disease management.”
Revysol fungicide has a unique isopropanol link that can flex to control a broad spectrum of fungal diseases and DMI-resistant strains. In recent BASF trials, it has shown exceptional biological performance against several economically significant diseases, including northern corn leaf blight in corn, cercospora leaf spot in sugarbeets, frogeye leaf spot in soybean, and powdery mildew in grapes. For growers challenged with resistance and seeking to maximize their yields, Revysol fungicide offers unique benefits when compared to DMI fungicides, including:
- Application for a wide variety of crops, including corn, soybeans, grapes, potatoes and sugar beets.
- Faster fungicide uptake by the plant, leading to immediate and powerful disease-protective action.
- Quick absorption leading to excellent rainfastness and low water solubility, allowing the AI to move through the plant for longer residual activity.
- Curative activity, or post-infection applications, made prior to symptoms developing, can help stop the disease from progressing and save yield.
“Revysol fungicide will give growers the confidence to manage disease and resistance effectively while reducing their exposure to weather-related risks,” said Paula Halabicki, BASF Technical Marketing Manager. “The treatment offers longer residual properties than its competitors and protects against many weather conditions like drought, hail, frost and heat.”
The AI will be available in several customized products, including Veltyma fungicide in corn; Revytek fungicide in soybeans; Provysol fungicide in potatoes, sugar beets and peanuts; and Cevya fungicide in grapes, almonds, pome and stone fruit.
Revysol, and its related product brands, will be available to growers for the 2020 planting season.