EAMU granted for fungicide to control powdery mildew in tomatoes

Certis' powdery mildew fungicide Takumi SC has been granted an Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU) to allow use on glasshouse tomato crops.

Image: Certis
Image: Certis

The active ingredient cyflufenamid has both protectant and curative properties, offering locally systemic control or translaminar activity, so giving long term protection.

Tomato Growers' Association Dr Phil Morley said: "This EAMU is a welcome development for the tomato industry, offering a much-needed additional control option for powdery mildew."

The main control option currently available for use against the fungal disease in tomatoes is sulphur, but sulphur-based products disrupt biological control of glasshouse whitefly, he explained.

"As a result, growers are often required to use a secondary product to reduce pest populations."

Certis advises employing the maximum individual dose is 150ml per hectare for tomato production. Growers can make two applications per crop providing the maximum total dose of 300ml per hectare isn't exceeded and the three day harvest interval is observed.

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