Infinito®, Trivia® and Profiler®: Strong brands for fluopicolide, the new fungicidal active ingredient from Bayer CropScience


WEBWIRE – Friday, April 06, 2007



Monheim (Germany) – The 59th edition of “Pflanzenschutz-Nachrichten Bayer” tells you everything you need to know about the innovative fungicidal active ingredient fluopicolide from Bayer CropScience. The magazine contains articles by crop protection experts at Bayer and scientists of international renown.

Fluopicolide is one of the newest active ingredients in Bayer CropScience’s fungicides portfolio. Its novel and unique mode of action leads to rapid destabilization of fungal cell structures. Products based on this innovative active ingredient provide a long-lasting and consistently high level of protection for plants and their products as well as favorable residue and environmental profiles, enabling them to meet the stringent requirements of the food chain. This means that fluopicolide has good prospects of becoming the first choice in integrated crop management in potatoes.

Fluopicolide will be marketed in combination with established active ingredients under various brand names including Infinito®, Reliable®, Trivia® and Profiler®. Infinito® was launched successfully in 2006 in China, Korea and the United Kingdom. It is scheduled for introduction in Germany, Poland, Colombia and Indonesia during 2007. The company expects Infinito® to be registered in further major markets worldwide during 2007 and 2008.

The information in these articles covers the story of how fluopicolide was discovered, its chemistry, the novel mode of action, important environmental aspects such as its degradation profile in soil and water, and the strategy for sustainable resistance management. The results of field trials with Infinito® (fluopicolide + propamocarb HCl) against late blight in potatoes (Phytophthora infestans) feature alongside results of trials with a combination of fluopicolide and fosetyl-Al, which will be marketed as Profiler® in the future, against common grape mildew (Peronospora viticola). The publication, which appears in English, also talks about the cutting-edge technology behind the liquid Infinito® formulation and presents the findings of the latest research into early prevention of tuber blight with Infinito®. The magazine closes with an article on how these product properties helped to ensure a successful launch in 2006 in the United Kingdom.

A copy of the print edition of “Pflanzenschutz-Nachrichten Bayer” can be requested free of charge by writing to corporate.publications@bayercropscience.com. All the articles in the current edition are also available on the Internet at www.pflanzenschutz-nachrichten.com.

Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com



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