The idea behind Adavelt™ active began with the discovery of a naturally occurring fungicide found in soil microbes that scientists dubbed UK-2A. From there, Corteva Agriscience set to work making improvements and ultimately bringing to market Inatreq™ active, a naturally derived fungicide for cereal and banana crops. Researchers at Corteva then saw even more potential and turned their attention to designing a product that could expand fungicide options for farmers. The result was Adavelt, a novel fungicide with a broad spectrum and excellent efficacy. Adavelt represents a breakthrough in fungicides that gives farmers more flexibility and outstanding defense against more than 20 diseases in more than 30 crops.
Reducing Resistance Risks
A new fungicide option like Adavelt™ active is critical for farmers who rely on fungicide products to reduce disease and prevent pathogen resistance in the field. Just as some human diseases have become resistant to antibiotics, some crop diseases have developed resistance to commonly used fungicides. Farmers can reduce the potential for resistance developing by rotating the use of different products for the control of diseases. The more choices farmers have, the more they can rotate. This rotation helps to maintain the efficacy of all available fungicides. Adavelt is especially useful in reducing resistance potential because it is a new mode of action against diseases in most of the crops where it may be utilized.
Healthier Crops: More to Harvest, More to Eat
Adavelt™ active works against pathogens in two ways: It helps prevent fungal diseases from infecting crops and, when used in early stages of infection, can provide curative control. Adavelt delivers excellent control of key diseases at lower use rates than other fungicides and can help farmers produce a healthy crop, so less food is lost to disease in the field and more makes it into our supermarkets.
These comparison photos from field trials show how Adavelt protects produce from fungal disease damage.
The novel mode of action of Adavelt is a new cornerstone for disease management programs, designed to maximize yield potential and marketability.