California approves the Supplemental Label registration of BASF’s Pageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicide

April 07, 2015

Pageant Intrinsic fungicide is approved for use on greenhouse grown tomatoes

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 7 2015 — BASF has announced that the State of California has approved the Supplemental Label registration of Pageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicide for disease control in the commercial production of greenhouse grown tomatoes and tomato transplants for the home consumer market.  Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide is readily recognized by growers of greenhouse and nursery ornamental crops for its strength to control the broadest range of plant diseases.

Commercial growers of greenhouse grown tomatoes have a new fungicide tool to control Botrytis gray mold (Botrytis cinerea), a main cause of postharvest rot of fresh market tomatoes. In greenhouse grown tomatoes, the disease can also promote stem wounds where support mechanisms like wire and string rub against the plant.  

For commercial growers of tomato transplants destined for the home consumer market, crops in greenhouses, lathhouses or other production structures can be treated preventatively with Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide. Applied as a broadcast or directed spray, Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide effectively controls damping off diseases such as rhizoctonia and pythium, a major cause of early plant losses. Other important plant pathogens that are controlled include crown and stem rots, powdery mildews, phytophthoras and leaf spots which can cause stem girdling, poor root development, lower transplant survivability, or total plant loss. If uncontrolled, disease progression quickly impacts the overall plant quality and marketability of the tomato transplant to the home consumer.  

Pageant and Intrinsic are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation.

About BASF’s Crop Protection division

With sales of more than €5.4 billion in 2014, BASF’s Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions in crop protection, seed treatment and biological control as well as innovations to manage nutrients and plant stress. Its portfolio also includes products for turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. BASF Crop Protection is a leading innovator that partners with growers to protect and enhance crop yields, enabling them to produce high quality food more efficiently. By delivering new technologies and know-how, BASF Crop Protection supports growers to make a better life for themselves, their families and communities. Further information can be found on the web at or on our social media channels.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

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