New Mural fungicide from Syngenta gains EPA approval

The fungicide treats a wide variety of vegetable transplants.
The fungicide treats a wide variety of vegetable transplants. | File photo

Syngenta’s new Mural fungicide, with the active ingredients Solatenol and azoxystrobin, has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The fungicide can be used on pot and bedding plants, foliage plants, perennials, trees, shrubs and a wide variety of vegetable transplants.

“Mural is a convenient option for growers who need to manage disease across a wide variety of crops and growing environments,” Laurie Riggs, Syngenta's ornamental market manager, said. “It provides higher performance at low use rates to deliver a robust, versatile solution for the most common and problematic root and foliar diseases.”

Mural is labeled to control a wide variety of ornamental diseases like Botrytis, leaf spots, powdery mildew and soilborne disease like Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. When applied, Mural works its way up the plant from root to leaf tip to protect certain foliar diseases. It can also be used in greenhouses, shade houses, lath houses, outdoor nurseries and retail nurseries.

“Solatenol is a new active ingredient developed by Syngenta that strongly binds to the plant’s waxy layer and slowly penetrates the tissue,” Nancy Rechcigl, Syngenta's field technical manager, said. “This creates long-lasting disease control and, when combined with azoxystrobin, offers growers superior protection from root tips to leaves.”

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