There has been some activity by the EPA concerning fungicides for soybean rust. The fungicide Caramba™ (metconazole), manufactured by BASF Corp., has been approved as a Section 18 fungicide in Iowa, effective on June 15, 2007. The exemption will expire on April 19, 2009. Caramba is a systemic, triazole fungicide with early infection and protectant activity. A second fungicide, Headline-Caramba™ copack, has been withdrawn by BASF and will not be available.
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Mueller, Daren S. and Eckermann, Chuck, "Another fungicide approved for soybean rust in Iowa" (2007). Integrated Crop Management News. 1042.
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