Questar fungicide with Inatreq active is a new naturally derived fungicide that provides curative and protectant control on all Septoria strains
Global pure-play agriculture company Corteva Agriscience has secured approval for its Questar fungicide with Inatreq active to market in France.
It is the company’s first product that secured European product registration within the Inatreq active family of products.
Questar fungicide with Inatreq active is a new naturally derived fungicide, which provides curative and protectant control on all Septoria strains. It is developed to support a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms.
Questar fungicide with Inatreq active substance will be available for the 2021 growing season
Corteva plans to market the product in the country in late 2020 for the 2021 growing season.
The next country registrations for Inatreq products, expected within the coming year, will provide new disease control solutions for cereal farmers in the UK, Germany and Denmark, as well as other relevant European markets.
Corteva Agriscience France director Jean-Philippe Legendre 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.”
With better biology performance, Inatreq serves as a new tool for farmers to manage the disease, as it shows no cross-resistance to existing cereal fungicide chemistries.
The Inatreq active substance will also protect bananas from the Black Sigatoka disease.
The countries such as Belize, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ivory Coast and Panama, have registered Kyventiq fungicide with Inatreq active for use on bananas.
Corteva Agriscience crop protection business platform president Susanne Wasson said: “We’re excited to continue building on our portfolio of natural products. Thanks to the natural origin of Inatreq, we also are meeting European consumer demands for more sustainably produced food.”
In November 2019, Corteva introduced a new integrated technology solution called LANDVisor for ranchers and land managers.