Press Release •  03/12/2019

Inatreq active - a new fungicide from Corteva Agriscience

UK farmers are set to become the first in the world to access a new fungicide for the control of Septoria in cereal crops.

Inatreq™ active has undergone decades of work by some of the brightest minds in global crop protection product development and Corteva Agriscience’s UK customers are hoping to make their first applications in spring 2020.

 

“Bringing exciting new innovations to our farmers is what Corteva is most passionate about and it is with enormous pride that we are able to deliver Inatreq,” said Mike Ashworth, Cereal Fungicide Product Manager.

Inatreq™ active has undergone decades of work by some of the brightest minds in global crop protection product development and Corteva Agriscience’s UK customers are hoping to make their first applications in spring 2020.

 

“Bringing exciting new innovations to our farmers is what Corteva is most passionate about and it is with enormous pride that we are able to deliver Inatreq,” said Mike Ashworth, Cereal Fungicide Product Manager.

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.”

Key Features

  • 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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iQ-4 formulation

Innovation designed for Inatreq

 

The patented i-Q4 formulation was created specifically for Inatreq, allowing the product to stick to and spread across the leaf’s surface, creating a protective shield and reservoir for the active to continually penetrate into the leaf, offering curative activity.

 

The credentials of Inatreq are unquestionable. Such is the efficacy of the active ingredient, there is no doubt it will control the Septoria it finds in the plant and provide lasting protection. But this performance does not happen by chance. The challenge was laid down to Formulation Leader Neil Foster who has worked for Corteva and its heritage brands for 29 years.  

 

Watch Neil Foster explain how Corteva’s i-Q4 formulation works in the video below.

IQ4 Logo
IQ4 Logo

Innovation designed for Inatreq

 

The patented i-Q4 formulation was created specifically for Inatreq, allowing the product to stick to and spread across the leaf’s surface, creating a protective shield and reservoir for the active to continually penetrate into the leaf, offering curative activity.

 

The credentials of Inatreq are unquestionable. Such is the efficacy of the active ingredient, there is no doubt it will control the Septoria it finds in the plant and provide lasting protection. But this performance does not happen by chance. The challenge was laid down to Formulation Leader Neil Foster who has worked for Corteva and its heritage brands for 29 years.  

 

Watch Neil Foster explain how Corteva’s i-Q4 formulation works in the video below.

Please note: This fungicide is not currently authorised - authorisation is being sought from HSE-CRD.

Get in touch

Technical Hotline:

Phone: 0800 689 8899

Email: ukhotline@corteva.com

Resources

Guide to InatreqTM active (pdf download)

Introducing InatreqTM active (video)

How the i-Q4 formulation works (video)

Septoria virtual trial (video)

Brown rust virtual trial (video)