Bayer CropScience launches new and unique broad spectrum fungicide for apples and wine grapes
January 15, 2013
Bayer CropScience proudly introduces Luna Tranquility™, an outstanding new fungicide that delivers unparalleled disease protection for apples and wine grapes. A broad spectrum fungicide with Group 7 (fluopyram) and 9 (pyrimethanil) modes of action, Luna Tranquility is an all-in-one formulation with preventative, systemic and post-infection (for apple scab) properties.
“Within a new and unique class of the Group 7 fungicides, Luna Tranquility is unlike any other previous SDHI fungicide,” said David Kikkert, Portfolio Manager, Horticulture, Bayer CropScience. “Luna Tranquility is the only co-formulation fungicide that controls leaf scab in apples (including currently resistant strains), while providing protection against powdery mildew through the same application. For grape growers, Luna Tranquility is the only fungicide that controls both powdery mildew and botrytis in grapes.”
Luna Tranquility is a systemic fungicide best suited for use in a preventative treatment program.
“By providing unprecedented control of two of the most problematic fungal diseases in both apples and wine grapes, Luna Tranquility will help growers deliver the highest quality crop possible,” said Kikkert.
Luna Tranquility is formulated as a 500 g/L suspension concentrate and is available in 2L jugs.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
For further information, contact:
Manager, Integrated Communications
Phone: (403) 723-7432
Portfolio Manager, Horticulture
Phone: (519) 767-3888
Always read and follow label directions. Luna Tranquility™ is a trademark of the Bayer Group. Bayer CropScience is a member of CropLife Canada.