BASF receives approval to introduce innovative new fungicide Belanty® to Australian farmers
- The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved the use of Belanty®, an innovative new fungicide from BASF that provides fast-acting and long-lasting disease control for a broad range of crops and disease combinations. Belanty will be officially launched in 2020.“Belanty fungicide is the result of years of research and expertise. It was designed to meet the highest level of regulatory standards while helping growers manage their toughest disease challenges, including resistant plant pathogens,” said Gavin Jackson, Head of BASF Agricultural Solutions in Australia and New Zealand.Belanty has a unique isopropanol link that can flex to control a broad spectrum of fungal diseases and DMI-resistant strains. In trials, it has shown exceptional biological performance against several economically significant diseases, including powdery mildew in grapes and black spot in apples.Belanty fungicide offers growers unique benefits when compared to other DMI fungicides - including much lower residues than alternative triazoles and already approved maximum residue limits for EU export. Belanty also provides plants with immediate and powerful disease protection via quick absorption, as well as longer residual activity due to its excellent rain-fastness and low water solubility. In addition, Belanty fungicide can be applied after infection which helps stop the disease from progressing before symptoms develop, therefore improving yield quality.Belanty is powered by BASF’s new active ingredient, Revysol®, which is expected to become BASF’s new global blockbuster fungicide with a targeted peak sales potential above €1 billion around the world. Besides Australia, BASF has received registrations in the EU, the Americas, and South Korea with further registrations in Asia Pacific anticipated soon, covering over 40 crops. The active ingredient will be available in customized formulations to enable farmers worldwide to better protect their crops under various growing conditions.