Sipcam launches penthiopyrad fungicide in Chinese market
Recently, Sipcam introduced its fungicide Kebina (penthiopyrad 20% SC) in the Chinese market, which is produced using ingredients developed by Mitsui Chemicals. The product is used for control of various vegetable and fruit powdery mildew and gray mold. The release of Kebina will open a new era in Sipcam’s fungicide development, which will promote applications of Sipcam’s pesticide-fertilizer integration crop protection solutions.Penthiopyrad is a pyrazolecarboxamide fungicide discovered by Mitsui Chemicals and developed jointly with DuPont. By creating a disturbance on the respiratory electron-transport chain complex II, penthiopyrad suppresses the mitochondrial function and stops its generation of energy to retard bacterial growth, thus causing the death of pathogens. Penthiopyrad is the world’s fastest growing SDHI fungicide, having been registered and sold in 34 countries for use in a large variety of crops, particularly in applications to fruit trees and vegetables in N...