A few years ago, it looked like the cupboard was bare which held the potential new solutions for tillage crops. Now, a few years later, that cupboard appears to be relatively well-stocked with fungicides, or it is about to be if all of the actives now known to be in the pipeline make it to the market. This is important because I note approximately 50 products with stated use-by dates across the various inputs in our fungicide, herbicide, growth regulator and insecticide tables.

The major change this year is the introduction of Revysol and its two commercial products, Revystar XE and Lentyma. Both are Revysol plus Xemium mixes with different mix proportions in each. They will be a very welcome addition to the toolkit for septoria control in wheat, but they also give some hope for ramularia control in barley.