The Solatenol Story
On September 1, 2015, the U.S. agriculture industry experienced one of those rare events, when Syngenta announced that Solatenol® fungicide, the company’s newest succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI), was available in four separate product offerings: Trivapro®, Aprovia®, Aprovia® Top and Elatus® fungicides.
During their first full year of use in 2016, the Solatenol brands helped U.S. growers manage diseases across 17 different crops. But the Solatenol journey didn’t begin on American soil. It actually started in Brazil with the Asian soybean rust epidemic.
Faced with a pathogen that had caused an estimated $20 billion in damage, a global team of Syngenta researchers set out to develop a solution to a problem that existing tools could no longer control. Solatenol, which protects the outer layer of the leaf as well as the inner tissue, emerged as the standout foliar SDHI fungicide.
Even though the U.S. didn’t have the widespread epidemic that Brazil experienced, Syngenta wanted to give U.S. growers access to this remarkable technology, which has outstanding intrinsic activity on many diseases, including rusts, leaf spots, Southern stem rot and apple scab.
“After 15 years of extensive research and development, the Solatenol brands are now making a real difference in crops across the country.”
“After 15 years of extensive research and development, the Solatenol brands are now making a real difference in crops across the country,” says Andrew Fisher, fungicide brand manager at Syngenta. "These valuable products demonstrate our continued commitment to make American growers more productive and profitable.”
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