What's New

  • 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.

  • 01.10.2016

    2015 Meeting Minutes and 2016 Use Recommendations published for the SBI Working Group

    The SBI Working Group met during the FRAC WG week on Dec. 04, 2015. Summaries of the monitoring results presented during the WG meeting as well as the 2016 use recommendations are published on the SBI WG page (Minutes of the 2015 Meeting, Recommendations for 2016). The general recommendations for cereals were updated (changes are in bold).

  • 08.19.2015

    FRAC Leaflet "Working Together" updated

    The FRAC Leaflet Working Together is a 4 page brochure that provides an overview of FRAC and its initiatives.  It was recently updated to include new working groups/task forces, and new educational initiatives as well as current contact information.  It is an excellent resource to familiarize new people with the goals of FRAC and the resources we can provide.  It is available for download and printing at www.frac.info/publications.

  • 08.19.2015

    Duncan McKenzie elected Scientific Support Officer

    Duncan McKenzie was elected Scientific Support Officer* vice Birgit Foster at the April Steering Committee meeting.  Duncan has significant experience in the crop protection industry first with Ciba-Geigy and later Novartis and Syngenta.  He has been a member of FRAC since its inception in 1982.  He chaired the Phenylamide Working Group for FRAC South Africa and more recently has been part of the global AP and CAA Working Groups as well as the Phenylamide and Benzimidazole Expert Fora.  

    We thank Birgit for her years of dedicated service to the Steering Committee.  

    *Scientific Support Officer is the new title for the person who fills the secretary/treasurer role on the Steering Committee.

  • 05.31.2015

    2014 Monitoring Results and 2015 Use Recommendations updated by QoI Working Group.

    The QoI Working Group updated the 2014 monitoring conclusions for grape downy mildew, grape powdery mildew, Leptosphaeria spp. in oilseed rape, Ramularia in barley, and Cercospora in sugar beets.  The use recommendations for sugar beet diseases were also updated.

  • 03.03.2015

    The minutes of the 2015 Azanapthalene Working Group and 2015 use recommendations are now available.

    The Azanapthalene Working Group met on February 20, 2015 to review the 2014 monitoring results and discuss the 2015 use recommendations.  The minutes of this meeting are now available on the AZN Working Group webpage.  The 2015 use recommendations remain the same as in 2014.

  • 02.15.2015

    FRAC launches new website

    We are excited to bring you the new FRAC Website!  It has a very similar look and feel to the previous version but brings key information to the webpages themselves for easy reference. Some of the key changes are:

    1. The 2015 Use Recommendations are found by crop under the General Use Recommendations tab within each Working Group.  The entire pdf containing the previous year's monitoring results and the current year's use recommendations can still be found at the bottom of the General Use Recommendations page.
    2. We've included a Resistance Overview Section for people who are new to the science of fungicide resistance and its management.  For more information, our 3 monographs can still be found under the Publications tab.
    3. Information on the MOA Expert Panel and how active ingredients get included in the FRAC Code List has been included.
    4. The Benzimidazole Expert Fora has been updated.
    5. A new search feature to find pertinent information is now located at the top right of each page. 


    For comments or suggestions, please contact Lisa Hoffman.

  • 02.15.2015

    2014 Meeting Minutes and 2015 Use Recommendations published for the AP, CAA, SBI, SDHI and QoI Working Groups

    The AP, CAA, SBI, SDHI and QoI Working Groups met during FRAC WG week Dec. 8-10, 2014. Summaries of the monitoring results presented during each WG meeting as well as the 2015 use recommendations are published as pdfs on the individual WG General Use Recommendations webpage.

    The AZN WG meeting minutes will be available shortly.

  • 02.15.2015

    FRAC Code List and FRAC Mode of Action Poster updated

    Both the FRAC Code List and the FRAC Mode of Action Poster were updated in January, 2015. Three new compounds were included in the list.

    1.  Dimethaclone was added to the dicarboximides (E3: Map/Histidine-Kinase in osmotic signal transduction; FRAC Code number 2).  

    2.  A new group within melanin biosynthesis was created for tolprocarb  (I3: polyketide synthase in melanin biosynthesis; FRAC Code number 16.3).  
    3.  A new unknown group was created for picarbutrazox (FRAC Code number U17).

    The FRAC Mode of Action Poster was also updated to reflect these additions.

  • 08.05.2014

    FRAC Pathogen Risk List 2014 updated

    The FRAC Pathogen Risk List was expanded and updated to reflect our evolving understanding of resistance development.  Species-specific information was included to improve clarity.

  • 05.12.2014

    2014 Meeting minutes and 2014 Use Recommendations for the AZN working group is now online

    The minutes of the 2014 AZN WG meeting held March 10, 2014 and the 2014 use recommendations are now online.

Contact

Derpmann
Dr. Juergen Derpmann
FRAC Communication and Website Officer
Bayer AG, Crop Science Division

E-Mail: Dr. Juergen Derpmann