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EPA gives approval for new DuPont ingredient

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec™.

This regulatory milestone paves the way for registrations in other countries that will enable DuPont to bring ZorvecTM to growers around the world.

DuPont™ Zorvec™ is the first member of a new class of fungicides which represents a step change improvement in disease control for growers of potatoes, grapes, vegetables and other specialty crops,” according to Rik Miller, president of Dupont Crop Protection.

DuPont™ said Zorvec™ will offer consistency and control that will help growers improve yields, realizing better quality and improved productivity.

Pending regulatory approval, DuPont Crop Protection plans on launching DuPont™ Zorvec™ disease control later this year in several countries including Mexico, China, and Australia.

Through a previous agreement, DuPont has granted a license to Syngenta to develop products containing DuPont’s fungicide oxathiapiprolin. Under the terms, Syngenta will receive exclusive rights for soil uses on all crops in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and also for foliar uses, spraying the leaves of plants that can absorb fungicides through their leaves.

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