Corteva Agriscience: Inatreq active approved in the UK

Cortiva Agriscience has introduced Univoq for treating septoria
Cortiva Agriscience has introduced Univoq for treating septoria.

A new product from Corteva Agriscience with the active ingrediant Inatreq has been approved for use in the UK.

Univoq fungicide is a new fungicide that offers exceptional curative and protectant control on all Septoria strains, supporting a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms. As the first new target site for Septoria control registered in the UK for 15 years, its patented iQ-4 formulation empowers Univoq fungicide to stick to and spread across the leaf.

The product will be available for sale in the UK in time for wheat T2 applications. Inatreq active had already been approved for use in cereals in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Republic of Ireland and Greece, with the registration process continuing across Europe and in other key cereal growing areas.

Inatreq active offers outstanding biology performance, and its novel target site for Septoria gives farmers a new tool to help manage the disease, as it shows no cross-resistance to existing cereal fungicide chemistries. Farmers also will benefit from its flexible application characteristics and consistent, broad-spectrum performance.

Corteva Agriscience’s cereal fungicides marketing manager for the UK, Michael Ashworth, said the major strength of Univoq fungicide was its robust control of Septoria – the number one disease threat and yield robber on UK arable farms.

“The introduction of Univoq fungicide to the UK is a major milestone for cereal growers who need innovative new chemistry to protect their crops while meeting the challenges of sustainable management and responding to farmers’ desire for innovation,” he added. “The Inatreq active molecule works differently than every other cereal fungicide available to farmers in the UK. During the past decade of development, it has demonstrated the ability to keep crops greener for longer, allowing plants to fulfil their yield potential.”

Corteva Agriscience’s UK and Ireland country leader, William Corrigan, said that thanks to the natural origin of Inatreq active, the company was also meeting European consumer demands for more sustainably produced food.”

“This is the first new cereal fungicide from our pipeline and a clear signal of our intention to deliver the best chemistry to our customers, helping farms to deliver their goals of being profitable and sustainable for the future,” he added.