The development of seed treatment products based on the new fungicide ipconazole.
Ipconazole is a new broad spectrum fungicide belonging to the triazole group of SBI fungicides. It has activity against pathogenic fungi in the major groups of Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes and Deuteromycetes, and is active as a seed treatment against major seed-borne and early soil-borne pathogens. Ipconazole 15 ME has been developed on small grain cereals in Europe. It is highly active against loose smut (Ustilago nuda) in barley, bunt (Tilletia caries) in wheat, leaf stripe (Pyrenophora graminea) in barley and seedling blights (Fusarium spp./Microdochium nivale) in wheat. Ipconazole 15 ME also demonstrates a very high level of crop selectivity.