BASF has gained EU approval for its fungicide, Revysol - the first isopropanol-azole being introduced to the market.
BASF senior vice president, Europe Livio Tedeschi says: “Farmers are looking for innovative and sustainable solutions to improve their farm operations. Revysol allows them to manage their farm more efficiently and to reduce weather-related risks. It also delivers higher and more consistent yields, which maximise their income.”
Revysol is said to be highly effective against important diseases such as septoria tritici and rusts in wheat, or ramularia in barley. Revysol-based product launches for use in cereals are expected in 2019 for the 2020 season, pending national authorisations, according to BASF.
Further registrations will cover other important crops such as oilseed rape, corn, fruits, grapes and vegetables, it adds.
The active ingredient will be available in customised formulations to enable farmers worldwide to better protect their crops under various growing conditions, says BASF.