Corteva Agriscience recently announced the expansion of its U.S. fungicide portfolio with the launch of Viatude™ fungicide, a new solution for farmers in northern U.S. soybean-producing states to help protect soybeans from white mold disease.
“White mold is one of the most significant crop diseases soybean farmers in that northern geography deal with – it causes millions of dollars in yield loss every year,” says Clark Smith, U.S. fungicides product manager, Corteva Agriscience. In fact, for every 10% increase in white mold incidence, there is an estimated yield loss of 2 to 5 bushels per acre.
Viatude fungicide contains two effective modes of action on white mold in a convenient, all-in-one premix. Viatude fungicide has the same proven disease control and performance of Onmira™ active found in Aproach® fungicide that farmers have come to rely on, plus prothioconazole for added white mold protection and strong plant health.
Viatude fungicide offers preventive and curative action on white mold to reduce disease infection. Smith says the superior protection in Viatude fungicide leads to vigorous soybeans throughout the year.
“Viatude fungicide provides complete plant coverage with its rapid absorption and translocation,” Smith says. “The four movement properties found in Viatude fungicide quickly surround, penetrate and protect leaves and stems. This strong plant health helps farmers achieve higher yield potential at harvest.”
Viatude™ fungicide uses four movement properties to provide rapid absorption and translocation.
Your customers can pair Viatude fungicide with Aproach fungicide in a two-pass system for even stronger plant health throughout the year. A program approach with two fungicide passes, along with other Integrated Pest Management practices, can help prevent disease resistance from developing.
Viatude fungicide can be paired with Aproach in a two-pass system.
Viatude fungicide received federal regulatory approval in late 2022. Several key northern soybean-producing states also have approved the new solution. Viatude fungicide also is labelled for use in canola. A limited supply of Viatude fungicide is available this year in northern U.S. soybean states, with additional supply anticipated for 2024 in the same geographies.
Contact your local Corteva Agriscience representative or visit Corteva.us/Viatude to learn more.
Aproach®, Aproach® Prima and Viatude™ are not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.