New Fungicide Approved for Select California Crops

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Good news for growers in the Golden State, the California Department of Pesticide Regulations has approved another new crop protection tool to consider — Helmstar Plus SC — for use on selected crops.

According to product manufacturer HELM Agro US Inc., the new fungicide product features preventive and curative activity from two powerful modes of action, which quickly knocks down diseases and provides a residual barrier to inhibit newly forming diseases.

In California, the product is labeled for use on almonds, grapes, corn, barley, wheat, grasses grown for seed, and other crops.

As a premix, Helmstar Plus SC hosts Group 3 and Group 11 fungicides and is tank-mix compatible with a variety of crop protection products.