Corteva Agriscience has expanded its disease management portfolio with the introduction of Floxcor specialty fungicide for ornamental professionals in the U.S. Containing the active ingredient fluoxastrobin, Floxcor specialty fungicide is a FRAC 11 (strobilurin) group fungicide.
When used according to label directions, Floxcor specialty fungicide controls 28 foliar, stem, and root diseases, including anthracnose, brown patch, fairy ring, leaf spot, pythium blight, and snow mold. In addition, Floxcor specialty fungicide provides spot control in light to moderate pressure conditions.
Available for use in greenhouses and nurseries, as well as lawns and landscapes, Floxcor specialty fungicide provides a broad spectrum of activity, making it an excellent choice as the foundation fungicide for ornamental disease management programs. When paired with Eagle 20EW specialty fungicide, the combination will effectively control the most common diseases facing the industry.
Floxcor specialty herbicide will be available for purchase in the U.S. ornamental market in late 2023.
Floxcor specialty fungicide inhibits spore germination and mycelial growth by interfering with the respiration process of the plant-pathogenic fungi and swiftly moves into the plant interior and spreads through the plant’s vascular system, including the xylem, becoming rain-fast 15 minutes after an application. The plant roots absorb the active ingredient, which is then transported via the xylem, to impede fungal growth and prevent new infections.
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“Floxcor specialty fungicide is a great addition to our growing portfolio of disease management solutions that will serve as the base for our future products for the turf and ornamental market,” says Jay Young, Corteva Agriscience Turf & Ornamental Category Lead. “Corteva is committed to providing a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to our customers and has been focusing its energy and resources into research and development to expand its offerings in the coming years.”