Bayer CropScience Introduces New Fungicidal Active Ingredient

Earlier this month, Bayer CropScience unveiled fluopyram, a new crop protection solution, to scientists and journalists at its research site in Lyon, France. This active ingredient is one of three substances from Bayer CropScience’s research pipeline that are scheduled to reach market maturity in 2010. The first marketing authorization is expected to be granted in the U.S. in 2010. Registrations of fluopyram-based products in Europe are anticipated as of 2011.

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Fluopyram belongs to a new chemical class known as pyridinyl ethylbenzamides. The active ingredient was developed to effectively combat various plant diseases caused by fungal pathogens including gray mold, powdery mildew, sclerotinia, and monilia diseases. It will be available for more than 70 crops, including vegetables.