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Posted 25 February 2013. PMN Crop News.

Initium, BASF’s Fungicide for Specialty Crops, Receives Approval in Brussels

Source: BASF Crop Protection Press Release.

Limburgerhof, Germany (February 14, 2013)--BASF’s fungicide for specialty crops, Initium, has been approved in the EU for use in crop protection products. This follows Initium’s initial launches in select countries in Europe, North and South America and will help BASF to obtain registrations for products containing Initium in all EU-member countries. In November 2012, Initium received an Agrow Award for Best New Crop Protection Product or Trait.


“We have a long track record as an innovative food chain partner in specialty crops and are thrilled that Initium’s approval in the EU marks another important milestone in this regard,” said Jürgen Oldeweme, Senior Vice President, Global Product Safety and Registration at BASF’s Crop Protection division. “Proper timing is a major challenge for specialty crop farmers. With Initium, they can expect greater flexibility when dealing with plant diseases.”

Initium is a highly selective fungicide that provides reliable and flexible control against a range of downy mildews and late blights in grapes, vegetables, potatoes and other specialty crops. Initium’s high efficacy and unique properties, including affinity to waxy surfaces, redistribution on growing leaves and rainfastness, keep crops protected and healthy for longer, allowing them to develop their full potential.

Initium-containing products will support farmers worldwide in many different crops and segments. BASF is focused on attaining further registrations around the globe.

Barbara Aguiar