The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Section 3 registration for the use of Quilt fungicide on soybeans, according to Syngenta Crop Protection.

Quilt was originally approved in 2005 for use in the United States as a Section 18 Quarantine Exemption on soybeans for control of Asian soybean rust. The fungicide has a track record of helping rid fields of ASR and other soybean diseases in South America and the United States.

Quilt is also registered on a number of other crops including rice, corn and cereals.

“The Section 3 registration for Quilt on soybeans is especially helpful for growers in the southern United States who contend with ASR and other damaging diseases on a yearly basis,” said Jamie Eichorn, fungicide brand manager with Syngenta Crop Protection. “A member of the Quadris family of brands, Quilt provides complete broad-spectrum disease control in addition to its excellent control of ASR.”

By combining two active ingredients, the triazole found in Tilt fungicide and the strobilurin found in Quadris fungicide, Quilt delivers disease control as well and improved plant performance.

The combination of the two ingredients gives Quilt both preventive and curative qualities to help growers protect crops against ASR.