4 December 1998

Straight promise for trifloxystrobin

NEW Novartis strobilurin fungicide Flint (proposed common name trifloxystrobin) should be available as a straight in the UK.

This formulation will run alongside mixes with propiconazole (Tilt) and cyproconazole (Alto), increasing growers flexibility, says the company.

Broader spectrum activity than established strobilurins and greater yield increases than top triazoles are claimed for the new fungicide, which the company hopes to launch for spring 2000. &#42