Arysta LifeScience Gets Bactericide Registrations

Arysta LifeScience North America said it received registrations of Kasumin bactericide in the apple growing states of Washington, Michigan and New York. The product offers a unique site of activity from all other bactericides, making it active on a wide array of plant pathogenic bacteria, including resistant strains.

Kasumin is federally registered in the United States for use in pome fruit (apples and pears) and is
now registered for use in the top apple growing states as well as in two of the top pear growing states,
Oregon and Washington. Kasugamycin is the unique active ingredient in the product.


“Kasumin is currently registered in over 20 countries worldwide, and is a trusted product on numerous
crops globally,” said Dunk Porterfield, Ph.D., Fungicide Development Manager, Arysta LifeScience.
“Kasumin offers growers in these key pome fruit growing states a new, effective way to help manage
destructive diseases like fire blight.”

Kasumin, a Group 24 bactericide, is most effective when incorporated into a fungicide rotation
program and when applied preventively. It is available as a liquid formulation and field-testing has showin it can be easily tank-mixed with other fungicides.

“Kasumin is an excellent product to incorporate into a resistance management program with other
products registered to control fire blight,” added Porterfield. “Growers should consider including it in
their overall fire blight management programs, especially on consumer desired apples such as Gala,
Granny Smith and Fuji varieties, which are very susceptible to fire blight.”