Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) has acquired a 10% shareholding position in Belchim Crop Protection NV. The two companies agreed on a business collaboration. This collaboration and shareholding will reinforce the relationship with MCAG and drive further success for both companies by accelerating the development of products in the market as well as introducing new products into the market.
Belchim Crop Protection attended the annual CropTec 2 day event on 29 – 30 November at the East of England Showground. Over 4000 people from the Agrochemical and seed trade, growers, both independent and distribution agronomists, government institutes and associated businesses visited the event. Belchim sponsored the Crop Protection seminar which was held on both days with presentations from a range of speakers, including Simon Leak, followed by a ‘crop protection post Brexit’ panel debate. Both were very well received and audience participation in the debate was particularly lively.
Our stand had a constant flow of both growers and agronomists over the two days, and our expert Technical Team were on hand to discuss the Belchim product portfolio and listen to current market needs. This is a keystone of our business and ensures we are placed to offer a high level of technical support to our customers.
Agrochemical manufacturer Belchim Crop Protection are delighted to confirm the addition of an amenity vegetation (around) recommendation to the Chikara label. The same label recommendation is expected to come through the regulatory system shortly for Katana.
Potato growers are set to benefit from the addition of another new product to Belchim’s potato range, this time it is a new fungicide combination which offers effective control of both foliar and tuber blight via a combination of two well established active ingredients.
Kunshi has now been approved by the Chemical Regulations Directorate and contains the active ingredients cymoxanil and fluazinam explains Belchim Marketing and Development Country Manager Simon Leak.
“Kunshi is available as an easy to use water dispersible granule (WG) formulation and has a use pattern of 8 applications with intervals of 7 days between sprays and a harvest interval of 7 days. It is an interesting combination of a curative compound and a multi-site fungicide in a ratio that delivers a high dose of cymoxanil at full rate (125 gai/ha) and 188 gai/ha of fluazinam. Kunshi will offer growers rate flexibility in many different blight pressure scenarios as either a stand-alone product or when mixed with other blight products”
“From our trial results we also found a positive side effect on the control of sclerotinia. The maximum label dose rate is 0.5 Kg/ha”
Kunshi® is a registered trademark of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Japan
Praxim, a new herbicide for use in potatoes has now gained approval from the Chemicals Regulations Directorate from January 2015. Praxim contains the new residual active ingredient metobromuron which although previously registered in Europe was not supported through the re-registration process and was subsequently revoked. Belchim took the decision to develop the molecule in 2008 and have since committed significant time, expertise and financial resources to bring the data package up to the current regulatory standards in both Europe and the UK.
(MAPP No. 12402) has now been granted an emergency authorisation for use in Winter Oilseed Rape (Authorisation no. 1925 of 2014). This is good news for growers as a choice of products are now available for the control of peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae) and a subsequent reduction in Turnip yellows virus (TuYv)
Belchim Crop Protection will be at Cereals 2014 again this year on stand number E-532-5. We will have crop plots on the stand again and our focus for this year will be new herbicide developments in maize and potatoes. Agronomists and growers will have the opportunity to speak to members of the Belchim Technical Team on any aspect of the Belchim product range.
Bacon rolls will be available in the morning and beef sandwiches in the afternoon on both days on a first come first serve basis. A voucher is available for download in the updates section below this news item. We look forward to seeing you at the UK’s premier arable farming event.