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Abstract

Prothioconazole: a broad spectrum demethylation-inhibitor (DMI) for arable crops.

Abstract

Prothioconazole (JAU 6476), an innovative broad spectrum and systemic DMI fungicide, which has been developed by Bayer CropScience, derives from the new chemical class of triazolinthiones. It can be used for foliar spray application in cereals and in many other important arable crops as well as for seed treatment. It provides excellent control of all relevant cereal pathogens, including stem base and ear diseases (Tapesia yallundae [Pseudocercosporella herpotrichoides], Tapesia acuformis, Rhizoctonia spp., Microdochium nivale [Monographella nivalis], Fusarium spp.), all important leaf spot diseases (Septoria tritici [Mycosphaerella graminicola], Stagonospora nodorum [Phaeosphaeria nodorum], Drechslera spp., Rhynchosporium secalis) as well as cereal rusts (Puccinia spp.) and powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis [Erysiphe graminis]). Ideal systemic properties of prothioconazole, together with an excellent long-lasting activity, will allow innovative, tailor-made solutions by combining prothioconazole with other selected fungicides.