DuPont granted EPA approval for new fungicide Zorvec

DuPont has received EPA registration approval last week for its new disease-control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market as a fungicide under the name Zorvec.

Zorvec will help control diseases in several crops, including potatoes, grapes, other vegetables and specialty crops, DuPont said. It will offer farmers consistency and control not seen before in other classes of fungicides, improving the quality of crops, as well as increasing crop yields, the company said.
 
"DuPont Zorvec™ has unique properties which will deliver visible results for growers. It will change everything about the way farmers view disease control," Rik Miller, president of DuPont Crop Protection, said. "Zorvec is another powerful tool from DuPont Crop Protection's discovery pipeline that will help address the challenge of producing high-quality crops to feed a growing world population."
 
It is DuPont’s goal to eventually be able to market Zorvec globally, starting with Mexico, China and Australia, once DuPont receives regulatory approval. Syngenta also has a license to develop products containing oxathiapiprolin in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, a previous agreement said.

The use of this new class of fungicide is in line with DuPont’s commitment to finding solutions to global food challenges through new products and collaboration with people in different areas of food production and crop protection.

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