Bayer CropScience has been granted the first regulatory approval worldwide for its new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol (which contains the active ingredient penflufen) in Canada. The product sets a new standard in the control of Rhizoctonia solani, the most important disease in the Canadian canola crop.
Products based on EverGol are characterized by a comprehensive and complete spectrum of activity. Canola seed treated with EverGol produces a healthy, vital canola crop and accordingly provides ideal conditions for increasing the marketable yield. It is planned to launch EverGol in Canada before the end of 2012. Last year, Bayer announced the registration of Emesto, a seed treatment product for potatoes with the same active ingredient, in the United Kingdom. Products from the EverGol/Emesto family are expected to be granted approval in more than 40 countries globally including the growing markets for seed treatment compounds in Latin America and Asia.
Bayer CropScience is developing customer-oriented solutions on the basis of EverGol/Emesto brand family for other economically significant crops beyond canola such as potatoes, soybeans, corn, cereals, cotton, rice and pulses. The market launches for these products are scheduled for 2012 onwards.