A new fungicide product and its active substance have received authorisation for use in Great Britain.

Syngenta has confirmed that pydiflumetofen, known as Adepidyn technology, has been approved alongside product Miravis Plus – for use on arable crops including winter and spring wheat and barley.

Cereal fungicide portfolio manager, Lizzie Carr-Archer says Miravis Plus contains SDHI pydiflumetofen and will be available to the market as a co-pack alongside triazole fungicide, prothioconazole.

Disease control

“More detail on Miravis Plus will be provided at an upcoming launch, but key points to note include that trials have shown it’s effective against the important diseases of Septoria tritici in wheat, and net blotch and ramularia in barley.

“It’s also been shown to provide robust potency against rhynchosporium in barley, and significant reductions in fusarium head blight in wheat and in DON mycotoxin,” she says.

Robust trials

According to Lizzie, Adepidyn technology has been undergoing rigorous development in the UK for the past seven years and is already registered and used successfully in many wheat growing countries around the world.

“In the UK alone, it’s been tested in more than 500 trials, with a visible increase in green leaf area retention and significant yield improvement results, including yield increases in barley even in the absence of disease.

“Since announcing Adepidyn technology in GB in 2021, we’ve had an opportunity to conduct two full years of additional trials. This extensive testing and track record should give added confidence to British growers and advisors looking to use Miravis Plus in the 2024 fungicide season,” she concludes.