BASF seeks minor use approval of potato blight fungicide for use on impatiens

Chemical company BASF is pursuing a minor use approval for a fungicide that is effective at controlling impatiens downy mildew.

Research carried out under the Government's SCEPTRE programme has shown the product can be used for targeted control of the mildew.

BASF UK product manager for speciality products Robert Storer said: "The product has been available for a number of years in the UK as a potato blight fungicide that has been shown to have a use for impatiens."

SCEPTRE is a four-year project that aims to give growers more crop protection options as the industry deals with new European pesticide legislation.


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