When it comes to protecting the yield and quality of your crops, no other fungicide works like MAESTRO® 80 DF Fungicide. For more than half a century, Captan (the active ingredient in MAESTRO) has been a leading protective contact fungicide for dependable broad-spectrum disease control in apple, peach, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and grape crops in Canada.
MAESTRO's effectiveness can be attributed to its mode of action. In simple terms, captan interrupts the process of respiration at various sites within the cells of susceptible fungi, thus it is known to have "multi-site" activity. This is the key reason why MAESTRO is as dependable today as it was more than 50 years ago. That's good to know, especially with the potential for single-site fungicides to develop resistance and reduced efficacy.
The benefits to growers include higher yields and improved crop quality from a fungicide that works with minimal impact on the environment. MAESTRO is "easy" on treated foliage and provides excellent fruit finish. When used in a tank-mix or in rotation with other fungicides, the multi-site activity of MAESTRO reduces the risk of potential disease resistance to single-site fungicides. Available in an easy-to-use, low dust, dry flowable formulation, MAESTRO mixes quickly and stays in suspension while you spray.
Foliar Phytophthora continues to show up in ginseng gardens. Read more about the emergency registration of MAESTRO fungicide and other control notes in “Ginseng and Specialty Crop Report”, now online at: http://apps.omafra.gov.on.ca/scripts/english/crops/agriphone/article.asp?ID=1695