Corteva Agriscience has launched a new platform for farmers and agronomists to earn BASIS and NRoSO while learning about a new cereal fungicide molecule.
The Inatreq Learning Centre offers users a series of videos delivered by technical specialists, scientists and biologists from the company’s fungicide development team.
Viewers can watch the series of video presentations before answering multiple choice questions to qualify for BASIS and NRoSO points.
Inatreq active is from a new class of chemistry offering a target site for the control of septoria and rusts in cereal crops, with no cross-resistance to existing fungicides. It was launched in the UK last year, co-formulated with prothioconazole and enhanced by Corteva’s patented i-Q4 formulation.
Mike Ashworth, cereal fungicides category manager for Corteva Agriscience, said: “When launching a whole new class of chemistry it is important that it is understood right from the start to ensure it is well managed to prevent resistance build-up.
“With the Inatreq Learning Centre, we have created a simple platform which gives an in-depth, practical guide to how this new molecule was developed, how it performs, and what yield benefits it can deliver.
“The information is presented by those who have worked with Inatreq and have seen it in trials long before it became available, so there is a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share.”
Five videos have been added to the online resource:
- The discovery and development of the molecule
- Resistance management with a new site of action
- i-Q4 formulation: turbo-charging a new class of chemistry
- Spray application flexibility
- Broad spectrum control from a new site of chemistry
BASIS-qualified participants can collect one point per video if they correctly answer the quiz questions that follow. Those collecting NRoSO points can claim an additional two points per video.
For more information go to www.corteva.co.uk