Adorn™ Fungicide Brings New Chemistry to Ornamental Growers

New mode of action provides excellent control of key diseases, plus resistance management

January 11, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Valent Professional Products announced Adorn Fungicide has received Environmental Protection Agency registration for control of downy mildew, Phytophthora and Pythium in greenhouses and nurseries.

Available for use as a spray or drench, Adorn is a new chemistry featuring the active ingredient fluopicolide. Adorn is an excellent addition to fungicide rotations and plays a key role in resistance management programs.

“Adorn is the only chemistry in its class, so there are no resistance issues and no cross-resistance issues,” said Jill Calabro, field market development manager and plant pathologist for Valent. “That provides a huge benefit for growers who find themselves in need of additional options in the fight against disease and in resistance management.”

Researchers working with Adorn are seeing that it performs well against some of the most important diseases facing growers today.

Margery Daughtrey, senior extension associate in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology at Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, has performed studies using Adorn with favorable results.

“We found Adorn to be very effective at halting Phytophthora crown rot on Calibrachoa, and at reducing root rot and stunting caused by Pythium aphanidermatum on snapdragon,” Daughtrey said.

Valent Professional Products serves the areas of tree, turf, greenhouse, nursery and landscape management as well as Industrial Vegetation Management. Valent professional products include Adorn Fungicide, Arena® Insecticide, BroadStar Herbicide, DiPel® PRO DF Biological Insecticide, Distance® Fire Ant Bait, Distance Insect Growth Regulator, Envoy Plus® Herbicide, Fascination® Plant Growth Regulator, Gnatrol® Biological Larvicide, Overture® Insecticide, Payload Herbicide, ProGibb® T&O Plant Growth Regulator, Safari® Insecticide, Stellar® Fungicide, Sumagic® Plant Growth Regulator, SureGuard® Herbicide, Tame® Insecticide, TetraSan® Miticide, Tourney® Fungicide and Velocity® Herbicide.