Eagerly-awaited cereal fungicide active Inatreq has moved a step closer to the UK market with the news that it has received EU Annex 1 approval.
According to Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, the product offers outstanding control of septoria tritici, rust and other diseases.
With curative and protectant activity, the active is said to act on a unique site of action for cereal fungicides, with no cross-resistance to existing chemistry, including triazoles, strobilurins and SDHIs.
Thomas Lyall, regulatory and stewardship leader for Corteva, says: “We are excited that the EU has paved the way for growers to benefit from this new
fungicide. Inatreq is a game changer that allows growers to enhance their yields while combining application flexibility with excellent crop safety.”
Inatreq will be the first completely new molecule with broad-spectrum activity to be added to the fungicide armoury in over a decade, it is claimed.
The company will now seek UK registration with the first sales expected in 2020.
Product submissions will be made in anticipation of Inatreq being widely available for sale throughout Europe.