US approval for Syngenta blockbuster fungicide Solatenol™

Sep 01, 2015, 01:00 ET from Syngenta International AG

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

  • A step change in disease control for US growers
  • Global peak sales potential of $1 billion 
  • Solatenol products available for a wide range of crops

Syngenta announced today that its breakthrough SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from the US Environmental Protection Agency. First significant sales in the USA are expected in the 2016 season.

Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS™, offering growers unrivaled performance against soybean rust, a devastating disease which can significantly impact yields. It achieved sales of more than $300 million in its first year in Brazil. In the USA, products containing Solatenol will be available for a wide range of crops including corn, soybean, wheat, peanuts, potatoes and vegetables. SDHI chemistry is an important component of Syngenta's $3.6 billion crop protection pipeline.

Syngenta COO, Davor Pisk, said: "US growers can expect a step change in disease control from our range of Solatenol products. These valuable new tools demonstrate our commitment to producing sustainable innovations that help growers combat diseases while maximizing their returns."

Solatenol has consistently demonstrated outstanding performance. It is the market's most effective SDHI chemistry offering broad-spectrum control of damaging foliar diseases and soil pathogens as well as significant resistance management benefits.

Regulatory approvals are pending in several markets, including the EU.

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