• Agronomic Insights, WUC - Insights
  • May 10, 2023

Viatude Fungicide Wages War Against Fungal Diseases in Canola and Soybeans

Viatude Fungicide

Now, we all know that fungal diseases can be a real pain in the you-know-what. They can significantly reduce crop yields, affect crop quality, and cause substantial economic losses. But there's a new fungal-fighting superhero that's got disease villains shaking in their spores. 

Viatude™ Fungicide with Onmira™ active from Corteva Agriscience™ is specifically designed to protect your canola and soybean crops from disease and maximize your yields. Through its multiple modes of action, Viatude can be used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) approach, reducing the risk of fungicide resistance. 

So, what's the secret to Viatude's superpowers? This innovative fungicide is a unique combination of two active ingredients – Onmira active and Prothioconazole - that work together to provide broad-spectrum disease control and long-lasting protection. 

One of the key benefits of Viatude is its best-in-class protection against sclerotinia and white mould in canola and soybeans. Diseases like sclerotinia and white mould can wreak havoc on your crops and significantly reduce your yields. Imagine Onmira active and Prothioconazole as a dynamic duo of superheroes, fighting against the evil forces of crop diseases.

Onmira active is the brains of the operation—it quickly and efficiently surrounds, penetrates, and protects stems and leaves from sclerotinia while preventing spore germination. Meanwhile, Prothioconazole is the brawn—a tough guy that disrupts the fungal cell membrane and halts its growth in its tracks.

When these two powerful ingredients combine in an easy all-in-one premix formulation, they become like a superhero team that delivers a powerful one-two punch against crop diseases, resulting in reduced disease infection and increased yield potential. 

In addition to providing comprehensive disease control, Viatude offers fast-acting and full-coverage protection.

"Viatude fungicide is rapidly absorbed into plants through several avenues that ensure your crop is protected even under variable weather conditions," says Lorelei Yeboah, Portfolio Marketing Manager for fungicides across Canada with Corteva Agriscience. 

Viatude works effectively to protect canola by preventing the spores of sclerotinia from germinating and spreading. Through the systemic action of both active ingredients, the entire crop is protected following application.

"Ultimately, the use of Viatude, along with strong disease management practices, helps producers preserve their yield potential and realize optimal yield," says Yeboah. 

Treated vs CheckTreated canola - left, untreated check - right

By controlling key diseases, Viatude can decrease the resulting disease biomatter that also builds up on the soil surface post-infection while improving your crop quality and yield. Healthy crops mean higher profits, and with this fungicide, you can ensure that your canola and soybeans are in top-notch condition. And let's be real, who doesn't want their crops to be healthy and productive? 

"Viatude fungicide also has low use rates. Farmers can apply it at rates as low as 0.297L/ac, which makes it an economical choice for disease management," Yeboah shares. 


"Viatude has been extensively tested in field trials across Western Canada and has consistently shown superior disease reduction and yield protection compared to untreated and other fungicides on the market," shares Yeboah.

"Its systemic action and full-coverage protection have made it a go-to solution for farmers looking to maximize their canola and soybean yields and protect their current and future crops." 

Viatude fungicide's all-in-one premixed formulation is easy to use, making it a convenient addition to your pest management program. You don't have to worry about complicated application methods or confusing instructions – it's simple and straightforward.

Plus, its compatibility with other products means that you can customize your pest management program to your specific needs and preferences. It also pairs well with InterLock, which reduces the amount of driftable sized droplets, making sure your product hits the intended target.  

So, there you have it, the story of Viatude fungicide with Onmira active, the new hero in town that's ready to fight against sclerotinia and white mould, and help farmers maximize their yields. And the best part? The multi-mode of action minimizes the risk of resistance, so it remains effective for years to come.

Learn more about this fungal-fighting superhero here

Featuring: Lorelei Yeboah, Portfolio Marketing Manager for fungicides across Canada with Corteva Agriscience.

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