New era for disease control as SDHI fungicide gains British acceptance on malting barley for brewing and distilling

British growers of malting barley for brewing and distilling will be able to use the new fungicide Elatus Era on crops this season, says its manufacturer Syngenta – after news that its SDHI active ingredient, benzovindiflupyr (Solatenol), has been accepted by the British Beer and Pub Association and Campden BRI for use on malting barley.

“This is an important breakthrough for Elatus Era in barley, following on from its successful launch last season, which was mainly into wheat crops,” says Syngenta field technical manager, Iain Hamilton. “Around 1.9 million tonnes of British barley is grown for malting.”

“Elatus Era combines the broad spectrum disease control of Solatenol, with the leading barley triazole, prothioconazole. During its extensive development, the standout benefits seen from using Elatus Era in cereals have included; its powerful disease control; its complete leaf protection; and the consistent yield performance that it has delivered. Elatus Era can simplify product use on farm, having one product which can be used on both wheat and barley.”

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