A New Hybrid Fungicide for Soybean, Rice and Pecan Disease Control

Durham, North Carolina—Summit Agro USA announces the introduction of Regev HBX hybrid fungicide. This unique formulation brings new disease fighting power to growers of soybeans, rice, and pecans.

“We recognized gaps in the performance of existing fungicides in these three crops, which led us to create this specially formulated hybrid product,” said Dr. Eric Tedford, R&D manager for Summit Agro.

“Regev HBX benefits from the combination of tea tree oil, a botanical ingredient, with a conventional fungicide (difenoconazole). This is why we call it a hybrid fungicide,” Dr. Tedford added.

Dr. Tedford cited trial data showing the effectiveness of Regev HBX against frogeye leaf spot and Asian soybean rust on soybeans. Since there are reports of widespread resistance to group 11 fungicides, it is recommended to rotate two to three effective classes of fungicides. Regev HBX is listed as FRAC BM 01 (tea tree oil) and FRAC 3 (difenoconazole).

For rice, similarly successful trials demonstrated the efficacy of Regev HBX against rice blast. Based on the trial data, pecan growers will be impressed by how well Regev HBX performs on pecan scab.

Through the combination of tea tree oil and difenoconazole, Regev HBX provides eight mechanisms of activity against fungal and bacterial plant pathogens to deliver remarkable disease control with only one MRL. Regev HBX provides significant value to soybean, rice, and pecan growers due to its preventative and curative activity, efficacy against a broad spectrum of bacterial and fungal diseases, and the ability to enhance plant growth and yield. These attributes make Regev HBX an important component in the disease management and control programs for these crops.

Regev HBX is exclusively available from Helena Agri-Enterprises and Tenkoz member companies.

More information on Regev HBX including performance data can be found at the Summit Agro website: SUMMITAGRO-USA.COM.