Bayer CropScience has introduced fluopyram, a new fungicide developed to combat diseases such as gray mold, powdery mildew, sclerotinia, and monilia diseases. It will be available for more than 70 crops, including vines and table grapes, pome and stone fruit, vegetables, and field crops.
Fluopyram is one of three active ingredients from Bayer CropScience’s research pipeline scheduled to reach market maturity in 2010. The first marketing authorization is expected to be granted in the United States in 2010, with registrations of fluopyram-based products anticipated in Europe beginning in 2011.
Fluopyram — part of a new chemical class known as pyridinyl ethylbenzamides — shows very high effective at low application rates, both on its own and in combination with other Bayer fungicides.