Future Chocolate spot control

Flat 10

Fen Edge
So this year wasn't bad and didn't really show up loss of CTL. Going forward are there any EAMUs for existing products on the horizon or maybe possibly new products?
AFAIK I know current approved triazoles and strobs have limited effects on Choc spot. My hunch (and a quick google) is that Mancozeb and Flopit might have some activity and I wondered if anyone on here knew that and if there was, is there any likelihood of us being legally allowed to use them?


Obviously now CTL gone, so has the cheap sterilant effect it had-and thats all it had. Used to grow winters on heavy land before AD grass was put in. Boscalid as Signum is expensive but a fab molecule on beans.

Flat 10

Fen Edge
Sulphur eh @Flat 10 ? Preventative only.
Copper oxychloride?
Both of which could be applied as nutrients.
My bigger worry is BLW control. a combine plastered out inside and jammed augers so I’m not keen anyway.
No. Sulphur for beet, hence separate thread. Can keep beans reasonably clean weed wise thanks. I think mancozeb is possibly the answer I’m looking for but I don’t think it’s legal. Unlike above never used strob or sdhi on beans.
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Dont get your Hope's up about mancozeb it's taking its last walk to the gallows pretty soon!!!!!
You are correct - from a report earlier this year:-

In conclusion from the assessments made on the basis of the available information (RAR, comments thereon, EFSA conclusion, applicant comments on the EFSA conclusion and draft renewal report), no plant protection products containing the active substance mancozeb is expected to satisfy in general the requirements laid down in Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and the uniform principles laid down in Regulation (EU) No 546/2011.

The approval of mancozeb in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 should therefore not be renewed.

Not yet set in stone but the writing is on the wall. The PGRO Disease Management email from 21st July says:-

The following active substances will give good control of chocolate spot and rust:

Active substanceProduct
Azoxystrobin + tebuconazoleCustodia; Seraphin
Boscalid + pyraclostrobinSignum; Insignis; Pyrabos

But in a bad year I am not so confident these would cut the mustard on Choc Spot..

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