Dow AgroSciences has announced its plans to launch another new cereal fungicide. The new active is being developed under the Inatreq trade mark and is said to provide strong efficacy in wheat against Septoria tritici, with activity against rust and other diseases.

The good news is that this is a completely new family of fungicide actives and so should have no cross-resistance issues. This is good news for cereal growers and better news for triazole and SDHI manufacturers as it may prolong their useful life if and when it gets to market.