Apr. 4, 2014
- BASF’s fungicide for specialty crops Initium® receives approval in Brussels
- Canada approves BASF’s fungicide ametoctradin
- BASF’s two new potato blight fungicides based on ametoctradin for the UK market
- New blight fungicide Initium in test launch
- First approval worldwide of BASF Initium for wine and vegetables
- BASF Crop Protection introduces new active ingredient Initium
- BASF's Initium is first active ingredient in new class of chemistry
“This discovery marks a significant scientific breakthrough for BASF’s research and development team. It is exciting for our team to have developed a molecule with such a novel mode of action,” said Philip Lane, Vice President Global Research Fungicides. “This will help specialty crop growers worldwide to better manage plant diseases. We remain committed to developing and delivering additional innovations in fungicides.”
Initium is a highly selective fungicide that reliably and flexibly controls a range of downy mildews and late blights. Its rainfastness and ability to redistribute on growing leaves keep crops protected and healthy for longer, allowing them to develop to their full potential. Initium-based products were first registered in 2010 and most recently in December 2013, received approval for grapes in India. As part of BASF’s commitment to delivering solutions for specialty crop markets worldwide, Initium-based products are currently available for more than 30 specialty crops, including grapes, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables, in more than 50 countries.
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