Bayer to showcase products at Fruit Focus 2023

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Bayer will attend Fruit Focus 2023 at NIAB, East Malling on July 12 and showcase the strength of its portfolio in protecting soft and top fruit crops form pests and disease.

It will also give a preview of the products and services being developed for future seasons.

Strawberry growers appreciate the strengths of products such as Luna Sensation (fluopyram + trifloxystrobin), Teldor (fenhexamid) and Sonata (Bacillus pumilus strain QST2808) in protecting against diseases such as Botrytis cincera and powdery mildew while apple and pear growers have relied on insecticides such as Flipper (fatty acids C7-C20) and Batavia (spirotetramat) to protect against sucking and chewing pests.

At the event, Bayer will share learnings from trials in which these products have been positioned at different stages to optimise their contributions.

Richard Phillips, Bayer campaign manager for root crops and horticulture, said: “The way in which we approach crop protection is constantly evolving and we must constantly review and adapt our practices to reflect either the loss of reduced sensitivity of once relied on products or to consider the introduction of new, often biological, products.”

In addition to making the best use of available products, Bayer will give an update on the regulatory situation of its new fungicide for use in apples and pears, Luna Care (fluopyram + fosetyl-aluminium) and its pipeline insecticide featuring a new mode of action with no known resistance.

“As one of the world’s leading R&D manufacturers, Bayer has a proud history of being at the forefront of innovation. In addition to crop protection products, Bayer is developing ResiYou, a program to help growers manage product applications within the bounds of residues,” said Mr Phillips.


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