What's New

  • 02.09.2018

    Minutes and recommendations of the SBI Working Group are now available

    Minutes and recommendations of the SBI WG from the meeting on December 15th 2017 are now available.

    A summary of monitoring-data is given in the SBI minutes (link)

    Based on the monitoring, no changes were made to the General SBI Recommendation for 2018 (link) . Recommendations for 2018 in Cereal and Soybeans were updated (link). No changes were made to the Recommendations for 2018 in Fruit Crops (link).

  • 02.02.2018

    Minutes and recommendations of the CAA Working Group are now available

    Minutes and recommendations of the CAA WG from the meeting on December 12th 2017 are now available.

    A summary of monitoring-data is given in the CAA minutes (link).

    Based on the monitoring, no changes were made to CAA WG recommendations for 2018 (link) compared the previous year.

  • 12.22.2017

    Updated List of Plant Pathogenic Organisms - December 2017 is now online

    Updated List of Plant Pathogenic Organisms - December 2017 is now and can be downloaded in the Publications-section

  • 09.05.2017

    FRAC.info-website with a new design for good look on mobile devices

    The FRAC.info-website was re-designed for mobile devices. This will improve the websites usability e.g. by implementing a "hamburger"-menu and responsive webdesign.
    The FRAC.info-website will stay nearly the same for users of desktop computers.

  • 08.04.2017

    Updated minutes and recommendations for soybean of the SDHI WG is now available.

    Updated minutes and recommendations for soybean of the SDHI WG from the meeting on June 19 2017 is now available.

  • 04.26.2017

    Minutes and recommendations of the OSBPI WG is now available.

    Minutes and recommendations of the OSBPI WG from the meeting on April 04 2017 is now available.

  • 04.11.2017

    Update of minutes and recommendations of the QoI WG is now available.

    Update of minutes and recommendations of the QoI WG from the Telephone conference on March 07 2017 is now available.

  • 04.07.2017

    2016 Monitoring Results and 2017 Use Recommendations updated by AZN Working Group.

    The AZN Working Groups updated the 2016 monitoring conclusions and use recommendations for 2017.

  • 04.07.2017

    Update of minutes and recommendations of the SBI WG is now available.

    Update of minutes and recommendations of the SBI WG from the Telephone conference on March 07 2017 is now available.

  • 04.03.2017

    2016 Monitoring Results and 2017 Use Recommendations updated by SDHI Working Group.

    The SDHI Working Group updated the 2016 monitoring conclusions and use recommendations for 2017.

  • 03.03.2017

    Publication of the FRAC Code List© 2017.

    The 2017 version of the FRAC Code List© is available on the publications page (www.frac.info/publications).  Changes to this year's version include:
    1.    Code 7 – SDHI,  Pyraziflumid added, new chemical group: pyrazine-carboxamides
    2.    MoA category F  renamed to cover a broader range of modes of action related to membrane / lipids. New description: F: lipid synthesis or transport / membrane integrity or function
       a.    Plant oils (tymol, geraniol, Eugenol) included to code 46
       b.    Natamycin added as code 48.
       c.    Oxathiapiprolin reclassified from U15 into code 49.
       3.     MoA category P6:  Bacillus mycoides isolate J added as microbial plant
               defense inducer, code P6
    4.    Multisites (M) renamed into “Chemicals with multi-site activity” , page 12
    5.    New category and code introduced for biologicals with multiple modes of action (BM).
       a.    BLAD moved from M12, now BM01
       b.    Trichoderma atroviride introduced as BM02



     

  • 02.10.2017

    2016 Monitoring Results and 2017 Use Recommendations updated by QoI Working Group.

    The QoI Working Groups updated the 2016 monitoring conclusions and use recommendations for 2017. QoI use recommendations for rice are included in the minutes.

  • 01.25.2017

    2016 Monitoring Results and 2017 Use Recommendations updated by SBI, AP and CAA Working Groups

    The SBI, AP and CAA Working Groups updated the 2016 monitoring conclusions and use recommendations for 2017.

  • 01.25.2017

    Dr. Juergen Derpmann was elected as new Communication and Website Officer of FRAC

    In December 2016, the FRAC Steering Committee voted on a change in committee membership. Dr. Juergen Derpmann, Bayer AG (Monheim, Germany) was elected as the new Communication and Website Officer.

  • 05.03.2016

    The FRAC SBI WG updated the protocol with the most recent monitoring results from the 2015 season.

    Updated monitoring results for Yellow Rust and Ramularia are published on the SBI WG page (Minutes of the 2015 Meeting, Recommendations for 2016 (April 2016)).

  • 03.14.2016

    Updated FRAC List of Fungicide Common Names is online.

    A corrected FRAC List of Fungicide Common Names was published on the FRAC publications page (FRAC List of Fungicide Common Names (2016v2).pdf).  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

  • 03.06.2016

    FRAC MOA Poster 2016 and an updated FRAC List of Fungicide Common Names are now online

    The 2016 version of the FRAC MOA Poster is now available.  This PDF is suitable for printing up to a wall-sized poster print.  Copies may be printed freely for educational purposes only. The FRAC List of Fungicide Common Names has also been updated.  This is a list of all of the fungicides included in the FRAC Code List and the FRAC MOA poster in alphabetical order by common name.

  • 03.06.2016

    Minutes of the Azanapthalene and QoI Working Groups are now available

    Minutes of the 2016 Azanapthalene Working Group meeting and the 2015 meeting of the QoI Working Group are now available on the respective working group websites under general use recommendations. Monitoring results from the 2015 season as well as the 2016 use recommendations are included. 

  • 02.15.2016

    Publication of the FRAC Code List© 2016.

     The 2016 version of the FRAC Code List© is available on the publications page (www.frac.info/publications).  Changes to this year's version include:

    1. B6, group 47 was added for phenamacril.
    2. The mode of action for the entire B group was renamed to "Cytoskeleton and motor proteins".
    3. Pydiflumetofen was added to SDHI, group 7.
    4. Validamycin was removed from H3, group 26 and reclassified to U18.
    5. The group name for picarbutrazox in U17 was corrected.
    6. Zinc thiazole was added to category M3.
    7. A new category, M12, was added for the lupine extract branded as BLAD. 

  • 01.11.2016

    A Tribute To FRAC Chairman Andy Leadbeater

    Andy Leadbeater, Chairman of the FRAC Steering Committee, passed away at the end of November 2015. Andy was also the Head of Global Product Biology, Fungicides, for Syngenta. Andy was integral in the development of the science of fungicide resistance management as part of his early work monitoring for resistance to the phenylamides at Ciba-Geigy. He participated directly in FRAC activities; first joining the SBI/DMI Working Group and then shortly thereafter joining the QoI Working Group.  He joined the FRAC Steering Committee in 2004 when he took over the chairmanship of the QoI Working Group. Andy became Chair of the FRAC Steering Committee in 2007.  

    Andy was deeply engaged in the development of resistance management and product stewardship strategies across the industry, helping to secure the long-term effectiveness of many fungicide products for growers around the world. He was an ambassador for resistance management, participating on many committees both within Europe and globally and as an invited speaker at many meetings every year. His broad and deep knowledge of plant pathology and crop protection was well respected and will be missed by his FRAC and Syngenta colleagues as well as the many farmers, crop advisors and researchers with which he interacted. 

    We will remember Andy Leadbeater for his technical excellence, his positive outlook no matter the difficulty and his willingness to mentor new practitioners in the field of resistance management.

    Klaus Stenzel, vice chair of the FRAC SC and chairman of the SBI Working group, will be the interim chair of the FRAC Steering Committee until the election of the new chairman at the Steering Committee meeting in Reinhardsbrunn, Germany in April 2016. Helge Sierotzki will be the interim Chair of the QoI working group.

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Derpmann
Dr. Juergen Derpmann
FRAC Communication and Website Officer

Bayer AG, Crop Science Division
juergen.derpmann@bayer.com