Amvac Chemical Corp., based in Newport Beach, Calif., launched Scepter T&O 70WDG Herbicide and FF III turf fungicide. Scepter, which contains the active ingredient imazaquin, is a selective postemergent herbicide that provides control of hard-to-control weeds in turf and landscape ornamentals, according to the company. FF III is a turf disease product in a dry granular formulation that includes three active ingredients: PCNB, chlorothalonil and propiconazole.
Amvac will be releasing three additional products in the turf, lawn care/ornamental and greenhouse markets in the coming months:
- Avensis insecticide/nematicide is expected to launch in the first half of 2018, pending Environmental Protection Agency registration. Featuring the active ingredient abamectin, the product was acquired from Adama and provides control of key insects and mites on ornamentals.
- Previa fungicide, also acquired from Adama, is expected to launch in the first half of 2018. Previa, also pending EPA registration, contains the active ingredient chlorothalonil, a standard for broad-spectrum disease control.
- Surepyc turf herbicide, featuring the active ingredient sulfentrazone, is expected to launch at the end of 2017, pending state registrations. Fast-acting Surepyc controls sedges in turf grass.
Additionally, effective January 2018, Premion will be the new name for the product formerly known as Oreon. The renaming was the result of a trademark issue with the original name. Premion contains the same two active ingredients (PCNB and tebuconazole) delivered in the same water-based premix formulation.
Premion offers control of anthracnose, snow mold, dollar spot and brown patch in turf. The product features a dual mode of action and is the only fungicide in the turf market that contains both PCNB and tebuconazole.