Torino labeled to control apple powdery mildew. Photo: K. Peter, Penn State
Torino (cyflufenamid; Gowan Company) has a supplemental label for powdery mildew on pome fruit and includes the following states on the East Coast: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Torino is FRAC Group U6, which is a new mode of action in apples.
The recommended rate is 6.8 oz/A with one application allowed per calendar year. Trials out of Winchester, VA and Geneva, NY show Torino significantly reducing apple powdery mildew incidence and severity. In 2018, the label has also expanded to control powdery mildew on cherries. The REI is 4 hours and the PHI is 14 days.