French approval for Syngenta’s sedaxane
Syngenta has received French approval for its fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance Gold (sedaxane 50g/litre + difenoconazole 25 g/litre + fludioxonil 25 g/litre). This is the first approval in Europe for sedaxane. Vibrance Gold has been approved for use on cereals. It can be used on wheat, barley, triticale, rye and oats for the control of Fusarium spp, Rhizoctonia spp and Septoria spp, among others. The company expects use of Vibrance Gold to be extended to other crops such as maize, potatoes, rapeseed and sugar beet by 2013, reports French newswire Agrisalon.com. Syngenta launched its fungicidal and insecticidal seed treatment, Vibrance (sedaxane + difenoconazole + fludioxonil + thiamethoxam), in Argentina in May, which was the first global launch for sedaxane ( Agrow No 616, p 25).