Study tour to Japan

In October Nichino Europe hosted three of its customers and their guests from France, Italy and Spain at the research centre of its parent company Nihon Nohyaku in Osaka.

Beside presentations on the use of Pyraflufen-ethyl for e.g. desiccation of potatoes, the visit included a tour of the research centre. The guests were shown pot trials highlighting the efficacy of Pyraflufen-ethyl on target weeds and vine suckers. Another stop was the NARO government research centre looking at novel ways of crop irrigation and Japanese crop production. The agenda also included a visit to the table grape and wine growing area of Koshu-Shi -Katsunumach.

There was also some time to explore a few of Japans national treasures such as the Buddhist temples at Nara near Osaka.

Overall it was an excellent and informative study tour, which centred around the use of Pyraflufen-ethyl, emphasising the main targets and crops, where it can be used to Nichino Europe’s partners and their customers.

"Potatoes in Practice"

Nichino Europe products at the fore during the well-attended “Potatoes in Practice” event on 8th August at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Dundee.

Pyraflufen-Ethyl marketed as Gozai took a big part of the post Diquat desiccation plots of its distributor Belchim Crop Protection UK.
Belchim performed a workshop showing different desiccation strategies of using Gozai at various timings, partly combined with other products.

The feedback from the attendees on the performance of the event was very positive.

Extension of approval periods for Flutolanil and Fenpyroximate

The approval periods of the active substances Flutolanil and Fenpyroximate have been extended for 1 year (to 29 February and 30 April 2020, respectively), until a decision on their renewal of the approval has been taken. Please check Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/168 of 31 January 2019.

Flutolanil DP registered in Hungary

Nichino Europe is very happy to announce another new product registration in Hungary from the Hungarian National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) .
Flutolanil, formulated as 60 g/kg Dust Powder, has received full registration in Hungary for Potato Seed Tuber Treatment with certificate of 28th December 2018.
Flutolanil 60 g/kg DP is used on seed potato tubers at planting for the control of Rhizoctonia diseases. Registration Certificate number is 04.2/4710-1/2018 NÉBIH

2018 Nichino Europe Workshops Held in Prague

Nichino Europe have successfully held their 12th Flutolanil and Pyraflufen-ethyl workshops in the city of Prague in the country of Czechia.  The venue this year was the ball room of the Grand Hotel Bohemia a quite spectacular room for such meetings
This is an annual event held to exchange development ideas between Nichino Europe and its European partners in order to further develop and grow these two key molecules. The workshops were held over three days and attended by 26 delegates representing 10 Partners responsible for 95% of the European business for these two molecules. From Nichino Europe there were 8 delegates representing Development, Regulatory and Operations plus 3 delegates from Nihon Nohyaku company who were visiting Europe at the time and contributed to the workshops with interesting presentations
As some delegates are not involved with both products, the first day-and-a-half was dedicated to the Pyraflufen-ethyl workshop followed the next day by Flutolanil with new delegates arriving the day before.
During the three days many subjects were discussed with presentations from partners on new developments, market and competitor product information and results of trials work supporting each molecule. Nichino Europe in return presented newly generated trial data, as well as regulatory updates.