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UK: Late blight fungicide given emergency approval

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has approved the use of Funguran Progress to control late blight in organic potato crops.

The approval was granted on 10 July under an emergency use application made by AHDB last year. Growers in England are able to use the fungicide until 30 September 2020 and have until 31 October 2020 to dispose of stocks.

Marketed in the UK by Certis Europe BV, Funguran Progress has an active ingredient of 537 g/Kg copper hydroxide.

Certis UK Potato Product Manager, Nick Badger said:

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