Seed treatments gain new approvals

Four of Bayer CropScience’s existing seed treatments have received approval for use on a wider range of crops, the firm has announced.

The fungicidal seed treatments Redigo (prothioconazole) – which already has winter wheat, spring wheat and winter barley on the label – and Redigo Twin (prothioconazole + fluoxastrobin) can now be applied to durum wheat, rye, triticale, winter oats and spring oats.

Also, the insecticidal treatment Deter (clothianidin) and the dual purpose Redigo Deter (prothioconazole + clothianidin) are approved for use on durum wheat, rye, triticale, winter oats and spring oats, as well as their existing approvals for winter wheat and winter barley.

“Oats, in particular, is an increasingly important crop in some parts of the country, so we are very pleased that growers have the opportunity to protect their crops in their early stages with these innovative treatments,” commented Bayer’s Adrian Cottey.