Syngenta carboxamide fungicide approved for barley only

Approval for the first product containing Syngenta‘s much-anticipated second-generation carboxamide fungicide, isopyrazam, has been granted by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate.

Bontima, containing isopyrazam and cyprodinil, will be for use in winter and spring barley only. A wheat product is hoped to be introduced for the 2011 season.

In trials Bontima has given excellent control of rhynchosporium and net blotch, the firm says.

For full details on the new product, see next week’s Farmers Weekly.