19 May 1995

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GROWERS wishing to use new cereal fungicide epoxiconazole may have to shop around as supplies tighten. But BASFs John Bedford reassures growers that they "should be able to get hold of it."

Supplies have been tight at times in given areas, he admits. A transition to a new in-house production site and difficulties in budgeting for a new product are the main reasons. Of the three formulations, straight epoxiconazole (Opus, Epic) and epoxiconazole + fenpropimorph (Opus Team) are most affected. &#42