Corteva Agriscience launches Inatreq Active for cereals in Europe

Naturally sourced fungicide provides cereal farmers with first Septoria-only target site in 15 years

23.03.2020 | 20:59 (UTC -3)

Corteva Agriscience announced that it has received the first European product registration in the Inatreq family of active products. Questar fungicide with active Inatreq, now approved for sale in France, is a new naturally derived fungicide that offers market-protective and curative control across all Septoria strains, supporting a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms.

The product will be available for sale in France from the end of 2020 for the 2021 harvest. Upcoming country registrations for Inatreq products, expected next year, will offer new disease control solutions for cereal producers in the UK, Germany , Denmark and subsequently all relevant European markets.

“Ultimately, this new solution will help control Septoria, the biggest disease affecting wheat production and the biggest concern for farmers,” said Jean-Philippe Legendre, director of France, Corteva Agriscience. "The result of pioneering work by 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 offers excellent performance in biology, and its unique target site for Septoria offers farmers a new tool to help manage the disease as it does not show cross-resistance to existing cereal fungicide chemistries. Farmers will also benefit from its flexible application characteristics and consistent, broad-spectrum performance.

“Inatreq is the latest solution from our robust pipeline of innovative technologies,” said Susanne Wasson, President of the Crop Protection Business Platform at Corteva Agriscience. “We are excited to continue developing our natural product portfolio. Thanks to Inatreq’s natural origin, we are also meeting European consumers’ demands for more sustainably produced food.”

The active substance Inatreq also protects bananas from the main disease Black Sigatoka. Several countries, including Belize, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ivory Coast and Panama, have registered Kyventiq fungicide with active Inatreq for use on bananas.

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