Bayer gets Brazil OK for Consento
Brazil has granted registration for Bayer CropScience’s systemic fungicide, Consento (propamocarb hydrochloride 375 g/litre + fenamidone 75 g/litre). It is a suspension concentrate formulation for use on tomatoes and potatoes against late blight ( Phytophthora infestans). The registration follows that of Infinito for use against the same disease (see this issue). Fungicide portfolio manager at Bayer Jorge Barrionuevo says that the two products give farmers full control. “Infinito is recommended for plants’ vegetative stages against blight, while Consento acts on already established plants against early [ Alternaria solani] and late blight,” he says. Bayer has requested an extension for the product’s use against early blight.