25 July 1997

Tin-based supplies

FUNGICIDE maker AgrEvo has moved to dispel worries over supplies of tin-based anti-blight products.

Temporary recent shortages of Brestan 60 (fentin acetate + maneb) were due solely to logistical difficulties brought on by unexpectedly early and heavy demand, explains the firms Tim Matkin.

"We have responded by increasing production on both our lines, Farmatin and Brestan, which should be back in stock with distributors by now. We expect to cover a big market through to September."