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Powdery mildew fungicide gains EAMU for use in ornamentals

Powdery mildew fungicide Takumi SC, has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made to ornamental crops.

Powdery mildew fungicide Takumi SC, has been granted an ‘Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use’ (EAMU) to allow applications to be made to ornamental crops.
Abi Rayment, Nursery Stock Advisor at Dove Associates, says that the new off-label approval for Takumi SC will provide protected ornamental growers with another choice of product to use in the war against powdery mildew infections. “The active ingredient, cyflufenamid, has protectant and curative properties and will offer growers effective, locally systemic control (or translaminar activity) plus vapour action.”
Alan Horgan, Certis’ Technical Officer notes that Takumi SC has a novel mode of action that provides a desperately needed solution against the damaging disease. “Powdery mildew can be a devastating fungus to treat, that causes stunted growth, amongst other problems.
He advises that for ornamental plant production the maximum individual dose is 150ml/ ha. Growers can make two applications per crop providing the maximum total dose of 300ml/ha/crop isn’t exceeded and providing that a one day before harvest interval is observed. The latter reference is correct despite ornamental production.
Growers should test Takumi first on a small area of the crop to satisfy themselves regarding crop safety on the species and variety requiring treatment.
Growers should also obtain a copy of the notice of approval via the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) website www.pesticides.gov.uk.
Disclaimer: This extension of the authorised use provides for the use of Takumi SC in respect of crops and situations, other than those included on the product label. No efficacy or phytotoxicity data have been assessed and as such the ‘extension of use’, is at all times done at the user’s choosing, and the commercial risk is entirely theirs.
For more information please contact the Certis technical hotline on 0845 3730305.