Apr 10, 2020
New organic fungicide, Cinnerate, to reduce fruit shipping and storage rots
Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro recently announced it is offering a new preharvest fungicide, Cinnerate, to protect fruit postharvest.
The broad-spectrum fungicide now gives high-value conventional and organic fruit growers a new tool to protect their fruit during shipping and storage, according to a press release from the company. Cinnerate is an OMRI-listed biopesticide with more than seven years of commercial use in high-value fruits, nuts and vine crops. It has a 0-day PHI and is MRL exempt, so it can be used up to the day of harvest. This also allows treated fruit to be safely exported to all countries.
“Postharvest fruit rot diseases present a significant challenge for growers, as most postharvest diseases infections in the field come at different times during the growing season,” Sym-Agro President Peter Bierma said in the release. “While in-season fungicide programs can manage some of the diseases, Cinnerate provides broad-spectrum disease control and a multi-site mode of action with fungicidal activity toward all life stages.”
The updated supplemental use guidelines include directions for in-season and preharvest applications on grapes, berries, stone fruit, pome fruit and citrus, according to the release.
Cinnerate provides broad-spectrum control of diseases including Botrytis, Mucor, Rhizopus, Phomopsis, Monilinia, Penicillium and Anthracnose, according to the release. It provides activity toward spore, mycelium and hyphae. With growing incidence of fungicide resistance and the potential for gaps in disease control, Cinnerate provides an option for controlling postharvest disease.