The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (has granted Section 18 emergency exemption approval of Inspire fungicide from Syngenta for use on Alternaria in almond orchards.
â€śAlternaria can devastate an almond orchard,â€ť said James Adaskaveg, professor of plant pathology, University of California â€“, Riverside. â€śCalifornia almond growers should be encouraged by this new tool to control this damaging disease.â€ť
Though new to this market in the United States, difenoconazole has been used extensively for more than two decades in 96 other countries on more than 100 crops.
â€śDifenoconazole is one of the most powerful triazole fungicides available and offers years of proven performance to California almond growers,â€ť said David Laird, fungicide brand manager, Syngenta. â€śApplied at low use rates, Inspire has high preventive and curative activity. Through translaminar movement, Inspire is rapidly absorbed into the leaves, providing strong residual control and protecting leaf surfaces.â€ť