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Bayer CropScience have successfully defended Nativo 75WG through the re-registration of tebuconazole-containing products.

Claire Matthewman, Bayer product manager for fruit and vegetable crops says; “while other tebuconazole-containing products have lost ‘on-label’ vegetable approvals following reregistration, we’re pleased that Nativo 75WG has been able to retain most of its uses and can continue to provide vegetable growers with excellent disease control.”

She explains that the new registration (MAPP 16867) comes with important changes to the label that vegetable growers need to be aware of.

For brassicas the application rate has been reduced from 0.4 kg/ha to 0.36 kg/ha and for cabbage and Brussels sprouts the number of applications has been reduced from three to two per crop. There are no changes to the label for carrots but leeks are no longer authorised. Work is ongoing to have this crop reinstated.

A new 12 metre aquatic buffer zone applies to all crops on the label and the product must now be applied through three star drift reduction nozzles.

The revocation timetable for stock bearing the old MAPP number 13057 is; final sales to growers 30th June 2015; growers to use or dispose of stock by 30th June 2016.

The new Folicur label has not yet been finalised but it is already clear that use on all vegetable crops except field beans will be lost. This will affect growers of swedes, turnips, cabbage, leeks, carrots, parsnips and horseradish.

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