As naturally derived fungicide ingredient, Inatreq provides cereal farmers with unique target site for Septoria


Corteva secures approval for fungicide active ingredient in Belgium. (Credit: Pixabay/CANDICE CANDICE)

Corteva Agriscience has secured approval the registration, use and sale of its Inatreq active fungicide in Belgium.

Inatreq has already secured approval in France and the Republic of Ireland and the registration process continues across the Europe region.

Questar and Aquino fungicide with Inatreq active have now been approved for sale in Belgium.

Claimed to be naturally derived fungicides, Questar and Aquino offer curative and protectant control on all Septoria strains, providing a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms.

The products will be available for sale in the country for the next year’s growing season.

Corteva Agriscience Benelux director Wim Boudeling said: “Ultimately, this new solution will help control Septoria, the biggest disease affecting wheat yields and of greatest concern to farmers.

“Resulting from the pioneering work of Corteva Agriscience researchers, this new fungicide will meet the challenges of sustainable management and respond to our farmers’ desire for innovation to help them better protect their crops.”

Inatreq is claimed to offer improved biology performance

Inatreq is claimed to offer improved biology performance and its unique target site for Septoria helps farmers to manage disease. It is said to exhibit no cross-resistance to existing cereal fungicide chemistries.

According to the company, growers can also benefit from its flexible application characteristics and consistent, broad-spectrum performance.

Corteva Agriscience crop protection business platform president Susanne Wasson said: “Inatreq is the latest solution coming from our robust pipeline of innovative technologies. We’re excited to continue building on our portfolio of natural products.

“Thanks to the natural origin of Inatreq, we are also meeting European consumer demands for more sustainably produced food.”

Last month the company collaborated with the National Potato Council of Kenya to enhance potato yields for farmers in Kenya.

The collaboration will focus on launching new technologies, besides assisting farmers in improving potato yields by adopting crop protection solutions, quality seed, resilient and improved varieties, pest and disease management, good hilling technologies, post-harvest management and record keeping.