EU approval for SOLATENOL™ fungicide

- Delivers outstanding control of major European cereal diseases

- Basis for many new combination products

- Expected first sales in France for 2016/2017 season

Jan 08, 2016, 01:00 ET from Syngenta International AG

BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that its SDHI fungicide SOLATENOL™ has been approved by the EU authorities. This registration will allow Syngenta to introduce a number of new offers for the European cereal market. First sales of SOLATENOL™ in France are expected for the 2016/2017 season, with a total peak sales potential in Europe of $200 million.

SOLATENOL™ is an SDHI fungicide offering an unrivaled performance against Septoria and rusts - two important diseases in Europe which can significantly impact cereals production. In trials, it has proven to be extremely consistent in providing excellent disease control on all important cereal varieties in a wide range of situations over several years. SOLATENOL™ offers outstanding levels of leaf protection resulting in higher yield and return on investment for the farmer.  

Syngenta COO, Jon Parr, said: "SOLATENOL's approval enables us to introduce new offers to meet the needs of European growers. This registration demonstrates the scale of our new product introductions and underpins Syngenta's global leadership in fungicides. We are delighted that we can bring another winning innovation into the hands of growers."

SOLATENOL™ is already available to growers in Latin America as ELATUSTM, achieving sales of more than $300 million in its first year in Brazil. In 2015 it also received approval in the USA and Canada.

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