With novel sites of action being increasingly hard to discover, Corteva’s scientists turned to nature to discover Inatreq. The new molecule is derived from a natural compound, UK-2A, produced through fermentation and converted to Inatreq through a single step modification after fermentation to enhance stability and offer long term protection.
Inatreq is converted back to UK-2A both inside plants and in the presence of fungi. It binds to the quinone inside inhibitor in the fungal pathogen – a different site to all other cereal fungicides on the market, giving it a unique site of action.
Curative properties tackle latent Septoria and with the bulk of applications expected at the T2 timing, farmers using Inatreq can expect robust protection lasting four to six weeks.
Outstanding control of Septoria will be noted by farmers and advisors as Inatreq’s key attribute. But the list of qualities is long.
“Inatreq is arriving at a crucial time,” Mike says. “Growers are losing a lot of active ingredients through regulatory withdrawals or resistance. Inatreq offers reliable disease control, even against strains resistant to other chemistry.”
- Novel target site in cereal
- Naturally derived, produced by fermentation
- Protectant and curative
- No cross resistance to existing chemistry
- Long-lasting Septoria protection
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