GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syngenta’s Orondis® fungicide has been approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the first fungicide in the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee group U15. Pending state registrations, the fungicide is expected to be available for the 2016 season.

Orondis contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and offers a new mode of action for control of soil and foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi in vegetables, potatoes and tobacco.

The fungicide will be offered in combination with Ridomil Gold® fungicide for control of soil-borne Oomycete diseases in vegetables and tobacco. For control of downy mildew and late blight in potatoes and vegetables, it will be offered with Bravo® fungicide. Orondis will be offered in combination with Revus® fungicide for control of downy mildew and late blight in leafy vegetables, potatoes, tobacco and other vegetables.

Premix products will be developed combining these products and – when approved by the EPA and states – will be sold under the following brand names: Orondis® Gold fungicide (Orondis and Ridomil Gold); Orondis® Opti fungicide (Orondis and Bravo); and Orondis® Ultra fungicide (Orondis and Revus).

“Orondis has demonstrated an ability to greatly reduce disease severity in treated fields and provide measurable improvements in yield,” said Paul Kuhn, technical product lead at Syngenta.