Syngenta suspends sale of propiconazole due to EU limits

In Southeast Farm Press

by Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension Pathologist

The fungicide propiconazole, sold under tradenames Tilt, PropiMax and Bumper, has been used to fight leaf spot diseases in peanuts for years. Unfortunately, use of propiconazole and products containing propiconazole, including Tilt/Bravo, Echo-PropiMax, Stratego and Artisan, is in doubt for 2016.

Policymakers within the European Union have decided the methodology used years ago to determine maximum residue limits, or MRL, for propiconazole is inappropriate today, therefore those levels are no longer valid. Continue reading