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SORT YOUR FUNGICIDE PROGRAMME WITH CERTIS NON-SDHI FUNGICIDES.

Be sure to balance the efficacy of the fungicides you use with resistance management.

Certis has the products – both conventional and biorational – to tackle perennial fruit diseases, together with the technical expertise you need to develop effective programmes.

We’re committed to enabling you to deliver top-class marketable crops, dependably and sustainably. See how we can help.

Why Cosine

Cosine is the non-SDHI fungicide for early use on primary powdery mildew in apples and pears – when spores have overwintered in the buds. Effective control helps prevent disease spread and new infections in neighbouring plants.

At the same time, Cosine supports your IPM efforts with low impact on beneficials, and has a convenient 14-day PHI.
 

Works in two ways

You’ll discover that Cosine provides excellent curative action and lasting protection:
 
It acts on the plant with both penetrant and translaminar movement. Vapour phase activity ensures best results against secondary powdery mildew, usually from green cluster to July.

It acts on the fungus as a protectant and a curative.
 

Aerial conidia three hours after Cosine application

Mode of action

Cosine is invaluable as part of your resistance management strategy. Its active substance, cyflufenamid, gives you extra application options. It’s in the amidoxime chemical group (FRAC U6) and has no known cross-resistance with any chemical classes used against powdery mildew.

You’ll benefit from multi-stage disease control. Cyflufenamid is effective against the formation of haustoria, colonisation of plant tissue, growth of mycelium and the formation of conidiospores.
 

Life cycle of Podosphaera leucotricha

Proof

Trials show that Cosine gives excellent control of powdery mildew at key growth stages.

Easy tank-mixing

Cosine is flexible: you can mix it with a wide range of fungicides and insecticides, including those that you see in the table. It’s the strongest non-SDHI for top fruit and can be mixed with apple scab-only products such as Delan Pro.

To aid tank-mixing, Cosine is rain-fast after just one hour and stable at pH 4-7 (DT50 -288d pH9).

When to apply

Use from early green cluster to end of new growth, with two applications permitted each season. Curative vapour activity against secondary powdery mildew is best achieved at above 25°C. Your advisor will confirm what is appropriate.

Why Karma for top fruit

Use Karma biorational fungicide for contact control of apple scab (Venturia inaequalis). 

Karma is ideal for ICM systems. It’s based on an approved food additive (potassium hydrogen carbonate), so there are no residues or MRLs, and just a one-day PHI.
 

Mode of action

Karma enhances resistance management through multi-site activity.

It inhibits mycelial growth and causes total collapse of spores by dehydration, pH and specific bicarbonate/carbonate ion effects. What’s more, it helps prevent infection by disrupting the release of hydrolytic enzymes used by fungi to infect plants.

In addition, powerful built-in surfactants (wetters and stickers) promote efficacy, coverage and rain-fastness.

Untreated powdery mildew mycelium
Treated powdery mildew mycelium

Proof

Trials show that Karma is effective against both leaf and fruit scab.
 

When to apply

For best results apply preventatively at key times. Do not use during the flowering period, on fruit smaller than 10 mm or in the last five weeks before harvest. Applying when leaves are wet can maximise Karma’s efficacy. Your advisor will confirm what is appropriate.

Learn more

We’ve plenty of ways to help:

  • Talk to your advisor or distributor.
  • Read key Cosine or Karma details.
  • Discover five reasons to use Certis non-SDHI fruit fungicides below. 
  • Contact our technical experts on 01223 894 261 or send us this quick form.
Cosine

Fungicides

Targeted powdery mildew control for top fruit – curative and long-lasting protectant.

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Karma

Fungicides

Biorational eradicant for powdery mildew and scab in apples, powdery mildew and Botrytis in strawberries.

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Why Frupica

Frupica will help prevent Botrytis in your outdoor and protected strawberries. But it does more than that. It’s the only fungicide in FRAC 9 to offer moderate powdery mildew control, giving you an additional resistance management option.

You’ll find using Frupica very flexible. It’s highly IPM compatible with low impact on beneficials and no flower damage. Five-day residual activity makes application manageable close to harvest.
 

Frupica will benefit your beneficials - IOBC Standard Classification (1-Harmless. 2-Slightly Harmful. 3-Moderately Harmful. 4-Harmful.)

Mode of action

Frupica's active, mepanipyrim, is an anilinopyrimidine that works in contact with the plant. Its MoA reduces mycelium growth and sporulation of conidia.

This is achieved by preventing and disturbing the formation of haustoria and inhibiting:

  • Amino acid (methionine)
  • Production of hydrolytic enzymes (pectinase)
  • Transport of nutrients from plant to fungus
     
How Frupica prevents development of Botrytis and powdery mildew

Proof

Studies show the efficacy of Frupica in strawberry waiting beds (Rijsbergen 2009)  – so you know you can rely on it.

Number of spots per 75 leaves
In-field results. Left - Untreated. Right - Frupica 0.9l/ha and Majestik 5l/ha

When to apply

For ever-bearers, apply at or before flowering to prevent diseased petals becoming colonised, and in September/October.  For June bearers and outdoor crops, apply once . Your advisor will confirm what is appropriate.

Why Takumi 

With an EAMU for strawberries (2055/2016), Takumi non-SDHI fungicide offers parallel powdery mildew protection to Cosine in top fruit, yet with an even shorter PHI – just three days. It’s adaptable: you’ll gain preventive or curative activity depending on pathogen pressure and the concentration used.

Takumi is crop-safe, with phytotoxic effects unlikely. The SC formulation is kind to strawberries and Takumi is proven on varieties including Buddy, Elsanta, Sweet Heart, Cambridge Favorite and Malling Centenary.

Takumi is also kind to your beneficials, helping preserve them. Its low impact makes the product highly IPM compatible.

You’ll discover that Takumi is easy to use. It’s rain-fast in one hour, stable at pH 4-7 (DT50 -288d pH9) and provides activity against further foliar diseases.
 

Takumi will benefit your beneficials - IOBC Standard Classification (1-Harmless. 2-Slightly Harmful. 3-Moderately Harmful. 4-Harmful.)

Mode of action

As with Cosine, Takumi acts on the plant and the fungus to protect against and cure powdery mildew. Penetrant and translaminar with vapour activity at higher temperatures, the multi-stage MoA helps supports resistance management.

The active, cyflufenamid, is in the amidoxime chemical group (FRAC U6) giving greater flexibility. And you can alternate or combine Takumi with products that use different modes of action, such as Karma.

Proof

Why Karma for soft fruit

Use Karma biorational fungicide to control powdery mildew and Botrytis in strawberries via its EAMU (0901/2015).

A contact eradicant, Karma is ideal for ICM systems and has just a one-day PHI. It’s based on potassium hydrogen carbonate (an approved food additive), so there are no residues or MRLs to worry about.

Mode of action

Karma enhances resistance management through multi-site activity.

It inhibits mycelial growth and causes total collapse of spores. What’s more, it helps prevent infection by disrupting the release of hydrolytic enzymes used by fungi to infect plants.

In addition, powerful built-in surfactants promote efficacy, coverage and rain-fastness.

Untreated powdery mildew mycelium
Treated powdery mildew mycelium

Proof

Trials show Karma’s effectiveness is against powdery mildew and Botrytis.

When to apply

For best results apply preventatively. Do not use during flowering, on fruit smaller than 10 mm or in the last five weeks before harvest. Applying when leaves are wet can maximise Karma’s efficacy. Your advisor will confirm what is appropriate .

Why Amylo-X 

Amylo-X gives you a further biorational route to prevent Botrytis and powdery mildew. It’s based on a naturally-occurring bacterium, and so can be used on a wide range of permanently protected soft fruit crops, particularly strawberries.

Mode of action

Amylo-X contains Bacillus amyloliquefaciens subsp. plantarum strain D747. This offers a unique MoA that produces anti-fungal compounds, competes with the pathogen for space and prevents spore germination. As a result, it’s ideal for alternation with other Botrytis and powdery mildew products.

Proof

In trials, Amylo-X showed strong performance against Botrytis.

When to apply

Use Amylo-X early in the crop life-cycle. You can make six applications per crop with seven days between each. Your advisor will confirm what is appropriate.

Learn more

We’ve plenty of ways to help:

  • Talk to your advisor or distributor. 
  • Read key Frupica, Karma, Takumi, or Amylo-X details. 
  • Discover five reasons to use Certis non-SDHI fruit fungicides below. 
  • Contact our technical experts on 01223 894 261 or send us this quick form.
Amylo-X WG

Fungicides

Biorational prevention of Botrytis, powdery mildew and Sclerotinia in strawberries (EAMU).

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Frupica SC

Fungicides

True strawberry botryticide with moderate powdery mildew control – preventive.

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Karma

Fungicides

Biorational eradicant for powdery mildew and scab in apples, powdery mildew and Botrytis in strawberries.

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Takumi SC

Fungicides

Flexible powdery mildew resistance management EAMU for strawberries – preventive and curative.

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Certis fungicides are more than 'fillers' in your SDHI-based fruit programmes: they're the ideal complement. In what can be a complex set of decisions and treatments, they add valuable benefits you might not expect.

Here’s why to consider Certis fungicides in greater detail. Discover how they'll help you grow great fruit, now and in future seasons.

1. Gain effective control

Depending on your choice of fungicide, you’ll get thorough curative and preventive activity beyond your SHDIs.

Cosine, for example, treats early powdery mildew, and the late secondary form of the disease, to reduce spread and persistence in top fruit. Takumi SC, with an EAMU and crop-safe formulation for strawberries, gives multi-stage disease control. It also has strong vapour activity to optimise systemic penetration.

2. Support resistance management

Being non-SDHIs, our fungicides offer alternative MoAs – that goes without saying. However, you benefit from unique FRAC codes – such as U6 and 9 – together with biorational options, to add variety to your resistance management strategy, short- and long-term.

3. Protect your beneficials

Predatory wasps, mites, midges, ladybirds – whatever species you use – will be able to carry on working.

Our fungicides are low impact and highly IPM compatible to safeguard your investment in beneficial organisms. See our IOBC ratings.

  

4. Make life easier

Application timings, water volumes, PHIs and crop-safe tank mix options. Everything’s designed to be flexible.

You’ll even find an established fungicide like Frupica SC is more adaptable than you may realise: it’s perfect for early use in 60-day strawberry varieties, with EAMUs for other crops.

And don’t forget: you’ve a selection of increasingly important biorationals to control powdery mildew, scab and Botrytis in top or soft fruit.

5. You're brilliantly backed-up

In conjunction with your  advisor or distributor, you can rely on the technical knowledge of Certis experts to help use our products and get the most from your whole fruit programme.

  

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To see how Certis fruit fungicides enhance SDHI programmes, talk to your distributor or send this quick form

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