Plot size can influence yield benefits from fungicides

Fungicides are often evaluated in small-plot trials that are effective for assessment of disease control, but not very effective for assessment of true potential yield benefit.

Summit Agro USA R&D Manager Dr. Eric Tedford co-authored an article published in the journal Crop Protection investigating this question of whether plot size has an effect on the yield benefit of foliar fungicides. 

The authors’ research found evidence to support the idea that larger plots are more reflective of yield benefits that growers might recognize from fungicides compared to smaller plots. This is important for growers to remember when assessing fungicide yield data as they choose crop protection solutions.

Click here to read Eric Tedford’s Crop Protection article.

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IMPROVE GRAPE AND ALMOND YIELDS WITH A BLEND OF TWO POWERFUL FUNGICIDES.

Fervent® 475 SC fungicide gives you disease control for grapes and almonds that packs two leading active ingredients into one – KENJA®, a highly active SDHI fungicide and tebuconazole, a leading triazole fungicide. Together, they deliver two outstanding levels of disease management to help you improve your grape and almond yields.

Two years of university trials demonstrate the power of KENJA® 400SC Fungicide for outstanding control of Botrytis (Gray mold)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif — The results for the 2019 Cal Poly trials are in, and KENJA® 400SC fungicide once again outperformed other fungicides for control of Botrytis in strawberries. Data from both 2018 and 2019 trials demonstrate how well KENJA worked when matched up against other treatments for control of Botrytis (Gray mold).

There is a key factor that drives this consistent performance. It’s the unique molecular structure that distinguishes KENJA as one of the most active products in its class of chemistry.

This means California strawberry growers have a dependable tool available to them. One that has broad-spectrum activity not only for Botrytis, but also for control of Powdery Mildew and Anthracnose.

Getting on top of disease problems in strawberries is critical to preserving a high-value crop. SummitAgro encourages producers to talk to their PCA about how KENJA is an excellent fit for their disease control program, or click here to learn more.

New Fungicide Available to Grape Growers

This season, grape growers have an entirely new fungicide choice for the control of Powdery Mildew.

PROLIVO® 300SC Fungicide from SummitAgro USA is now available for use in wine grapes, table grapes and raisins, to control Powdery Mildew in multiple ways.

First, PROLIVO provides excellent preventative disease control at the onset of the disease epidemic.  In addition, with effective translaminar activity, PROLIVO provides additional protection to the untreated side of the leaf.  Finally, through redistribution on the leaf surface and vapor activity, PROLIVO protects untreated leaf and fruit surfaces.

Used as a preventative treatment, PROLIVO should be applied beginning with initial flowering or when disease conditions are favorable for disease development.  The activity of PROLIVO can be improved with the addition of an oganosilicant, non-ionic, or mixture adjuvant when used at the rates specified on the adjuvant label.

In addition to grapes, PROLIVO Fungicide is also registered for cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9), Caneberry Crop Subgroup 13-07A, Bushberry Crop Subgroup 13-07B, Small Fruit Vine Climbing Crop Subgroup 13-07D, and Low Growing Berry Crop Subgroup 13-07G, (except cranberry).

“Grape powdery mildew is one of the most significant diseases in terms of loss of quality and yield impacting growers today. ” says Jim Sturges, SummitAgro Regional Manager. “We’re proud to provide grape growers with a powerful new tool to control this devastating disease.”

Click here to learn more about PROLIVO.

PROLIVO fungicide is distributed in the USA by SummitAgro USA LLC, and sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company. For more information, visit www.summitagro-usa.com or call your local Tenkoz or Helena representative.

New Fungicide Available to Lettuce Growers

This season, California and Arizona growers have an entirely new fungicide option at their disposal.

KENJA® 400SC Fungicide, incorporating the newest SDHI technology, is a group 7 fungicide, proven to control lettuce (Sclerotinia) drop, with excellent activity on both Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor.

Lettuce drop can be highly destructive, slashing yields by as much as 25% to 50%. This new fungicide, from SummitAgro USA, gives area growers a highly effective – and unique – tool.

“The chemistry of KENJA—the actual molecule—is different,” says Jim Sturges, SummitAgro Regional Manager. A 4th generation SDHI fungicide, not only does KENJA provide exceptional in-season disease protection it’s unique chemistry helps to minimize SDHI resistance potential.

In either direct seeded or transplanted lettuce KENJA provides highly effective control of Sclerotinia drop (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor) and can easily mesh with current disease management programs. 

In addition to lettuce, KENJA Fungicide is also registered for strawberries, almonds, canola, and grapes.

“As always, SummitAgro USA is committed to providing tools to help maximize production for high-value growers,” says Sturges. “We’re proud to make KENJA available to California and Arizona lettuce growers this season.” 

Click here to learn more about KENJA.

KENJA fungicide is distributed in the USA by SummitAgro USA LLC, and sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company. For more information, visit www.summitagro-usa.com or call your local Tenkoz or Helena representative. 

New Fungicide Increases Sellable Yields

California strawberry and lettuce growers can now get more harvest to market—and onto kitchen tables—with the recent state registration of KENJA® 400SC fungicide from SummitAgro USA.

The group 7 fungicide provides a new and powerful weapon against botrytis gray mold in strawberries and Sclerotinia drop in lettuce, both serious diseases which can devastate yields.

“KENJA’s chemistry—the actual molecule—is different,” says Jim Sturges, SummitAgro Regional Manager. “A 4th generation SDHI fungicide, not only does KENJA provide exceptional in-season disease protection it’s unique chemistry helps to minimize SDHI resistance potential.

In strawberries along with great Botrytis control the really big deal is that when applied as last spray before harvest, KENJA can add days to post-harvest shelf life, so growers can get more high quality fruit to market.  KENJA is also active on other key strawberry diseases, including powdery mildew and anthracnose.  

In either direct seeded or transplanted lettuce KENJA provides highly effective control of Sclerotinia drop (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Sclerotinia minor) and can easily mesh with current disease management programs.  The product label provides specific use instructions for both crops.

“Strawberry and lettuce growers face tough challenges – not just up to harvest, but all the way to market,” says Sturges. “SummitAgro is proud to provide a new product for these high value growers, so they can see higher quality and sales, while managing resistance and safety.” 

Click here to learn more about KENJA.

Sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company, KENJA fungicide is distributed in the USA by SummitAgro USA LLC. For more information, visit www.summitagro-usa.com or call your local Tenkoz or Helena representative.

Summit Welcomes Two New Team Members


SummitAgro USA, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members as of January 1st, 2016.

Paul Lyon will take on the new role of National Accounts Manager for the US. Paul has extensive experience in the Crop Protection Industry with over 25 years of proven success in Sales, Marketing and National Account Management at Ciba Geigy and Micro Flo/BASF. He has also successfully been involved in the start-up and management of new businesses at Etigra and most recently Tacoma Ag. 

Jim Sturges will take on the new role of Regional Manager Western Business Unit. Jim has over 36 years in the Crop Protection Industry and the T&O Industry performing in various positions in Sales, Marketing, Field Development and Key Account Management at Elanco, Dow AgroSciences and most recently AMVAC. Jim will office out of his home in Roseville, California.

Summit is excited to have these two experienced individuals join our team to help give our customers the support they need to launch the new products starting to come out of our pipeline!

Two New Marketing Managers

SummitAgro USA LLC is pleased to welcome two new Marketing Managers, Jon Forbis and Fred Yates, to our growing organization.

Jon Forbis will serve as the Marketing Manager for our Herbicide and Off-Patent Product Portfolio.  Jon has over 15 years of experiences in the Crop Protection Industry performing in various positions in Information Systems, Product Development and Marketing at Syngenta, Arysta and most recently at Amvac.

Fred Yates will serve as the Marketing Manager for our Fungicide and Insecticide Product Portfolio. Fred has extensive experience in the Crop Protection Industry with over 30 years of proven success in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Dow, ICI, Zeneca and most recently at Syngenta.

Summit is excited to be moving forward with such dynamic and experienced folks spearheading our expanding and innovative product portfolio. Both gentlemen will be located in Summit’s Durham office. 

New Fungicide Extends Strawberry Time To Market

Strawberry growers can now get more berries to market—and to American consumers—with a new product from SummitAgro USA. Applied through day of harvest, KENJA® fungicide fends off botrytis from the field to the packing house, ultimately extending the shelf life of freshly harvested strawberries.

“Being a 4th generation SDHI, there’s nothing else like KENJA,” says Wade Stewart, Vice President of Sales and Development. “It’s a group 7 fungicide, but the chemistry—the actual molecule—is slightly different, not only minimizing resistance potential, but providing an extra ‘kick’ going into storage.”

To maximize “sellable yield” in strawberries, a harvest day application is recommended. “On average, it can add two days to post harvest strawberries, leading to higher quality and greater sales” says Stewart. In addition to protecting strawberries, KENJA is also proven to control Sclerotinia spp. in lettuce and canola, botrytis in grapes and blossom blight in almonds. Please check the product label for specific use instructions.

“High value growers face a lot of challenges—right up to harvest and all the way to market,” says Stewart, “and that’s where SummitAgro puts our focus. We’re continually looking to introduce new products that address the challenges facing today’s growers, including resistance and safety.”

Click here to learn more about KENJA.

Sold exclusively through Tenkoz member companies and Helena Chemical Company, KENJA fungicide is marketed by SummitAgro USA LLC. For more information, visit www.summitagro-usa.com or call your local Tenkoz or Helena representative.

US EPA to Approve ISK’s Isofetamid Fungicides

We’re excited to announce that the U.S. EPA is in the process of approving ISK Biosciences’ Isofetamid fungicides. Click here to read more on the benefits of Isofetamid and what’s to come.