A NEW non-strobilurin fungicide with strob-like physiological benefits and a broad range of disease control looks likely to be with growers by the spring, according to its manufacturers.

BAS459 (epoxiconazole + boscalid) should be approved by Christmas, said BASF‘s Tony Grayburn.

The product should be particularly useful for T1 control of diseases such as eyespot, fusarium foot rot, necrotic spotting in wheat and barley and crown rust in oats, said the firm‘s Barry McKeown.

With new packaging waste regulations imminent BAS549, a suspension concentrate, will only be sold in 10-litre containers.

“It is something we have been looking at for some while, and people seem quite keen on it,” Mr Grayburn added.

To read the full story, see the Oct 29 issue of FARMERS WEEKLY.