The U.S.-based Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) has assigned Fracture fungicide from FMC to a newly created FRAC Group. When FMC launched Fracture fungicide in 2015, the broad spectrum, biological fungicide formulated with ProBLAD technology had such a unique mode of action that it could not be classified by current FRAC Group codes.
FRAC codes are created by the committee to group fungicide active ingredients by modes and sites of action to prolong the effectiveness of at-risk fungicides and to limit crop losses should resistance occur. The FRAC codes also help growers and crop advisors identify which products to rotate to maintain effective disease control and minimize resistance development.
The committee recently added the new FRAC Group M12 for Fracture fungicide and its active ingredient, the lupine extract called BLAD. Like other M group classifications, Fracture fungicide has “multi-site contact activity” and is considered a low risk for development of resistance, according to the FRAC publication.
Fracture fungicide is labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis and brown rot blossom blight. It is a patented fungicide labeled for use in Canada on grapes, strawberries and tomatoes. With a one-day pre-harvest interval and a four-hour re-entry interval, Fracture fungicide can be applied up to five times per season, providing growers with a flexible management tool that offers quick, reliable disease control that meets or exceeds established standards.
To learn more about Fracture fungicide visit: fmccrop.ca/products/fracture/
Source: FMC news release