Inatreq active approved for UK growers



Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Corteva Agriscience has announced UK approval of Univoq – a new cereal fungicide containing Inatreq active. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Univoq, which is now approved for sale and use in the UK, is a new fungicide that offers curative and protectant control on all septoria strains, supporting a long-term sustainable fungicide strategy on farms, says Corteva. As the first new target site for septoria control registered in the UK for 15 years, its patented iQ-4 formulation is claimed to enable the fungicide to stick to and spread across the leaf. The product will be available for sale in the UK in time for wheat T2 applications. Inatreq active is already approved for use in cereals in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Republic of Ireland and Greece, with the registration process continuing across Europe and in other key cereal growing areas. Major milestone “The major strength of Univoq is its robust control of septoria – the number one disease threat and yield robber on UK arable farms,” said Michael Ashworth, cereal fungicides category marketing manager. “The introduction of Univoq to the UK is a major milestone for cereal growers who seek innovative new chemistry to protect their crops while meeting the challenges of…
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...