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Welcome to FRAC

Fungicides have become an integral part of efficient food production. The loss of a fungicide to agriculture through resistance is a problem that affects us all. FRAC works to prolong the effectiveness of fungicides liable to encounter resistance problems and to limit crop losses should resistance occur.


FRAC Resources

Communication and education is key to promoting awareness on fungicide resistance and effective resistance management strategies worldwide. FRAC has published a wide range of communication and educational material, all of which are available for free to download from the website:

What`s new

  • 12.23.2020

    Minutes and recommendations of the OSBPI Working Group are now available

    Summary of monitoring-data from 2019 for OSBPIs is given the minutes: Link

    The recommendations for all other crops than Grapes were changed as follows (changes in bold):

    • Make no more than four (4) applications or maximum 33% of the total period of protection needed per crop, whichever is more restrictive.
    • Where the total number of fungicide applications targeting oomycetes is less than three (3), apply no more than one (1) application of an OSBPI product.
    • There should be no more than two (2) foliar applications of any OSBPI product for the control of soil-borne pathogens.
    • Applications of OSBPI-containing products are to be made no more than three (3) times in sequence before applying a fungicide with a different mode of action. In areas where the agronomic risk is very high (e.g. continuous potato or cucurbit cropping) and resistance has already been reported, further restrictions to the number of consecutive applications are recommended.
    •  Applications of OSBPI products can be made in alternation with a fungicide with a different mode of action.

    No further changes were made based on the monitoring to the other OSBPI WG recommendations for 2020 to 2021 (link) compared to the previous year.

  • 11.30.2020

    Minutes and recommendations of the QoI Working Group telephone conference on 23rd of September 2020 are now available

    Minutes and recommendations of the QoI Working Group from the telephone conference held on 23rd of September are now available.

    The updated summary of monitoring-data for QoIs is given in the minutes (link).

    No further changes were made to QoI WG recommendations for 2020 (link) compared that published mid of 2020.

  • 11.30.2020

    Minutes and recommendations of the SDHI Working Group from 23rd of September 2020 are now available

    Minutes and recommendations of the SDHI WG from the telephone conference held in September 23rd, 2020 are now available.

    The updated summary of monitoring-data, especially on soy and cotton diseases, for SDHIs is given in the minutes: link
     
    Based on the monitoring, no changes were made to SDHI WG recommendations for 2020 (link) compared the previous year.

Contact

Dr. Dietrich Hermann
Chair

Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Research and Development
WRO B4-1-129
CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland

Tel: +41 61 32 30983
dietrich.hermann@syngenta.com

Dr. Juergen Derpmann
FRAC Communication and Website Officer

Bayer AG,
Crop Science Division


juergen.derpmann@bayer.com

Duncan McKenzie
Scientific Support Officer

Consultant
Switzerland

duncanmckenzie50@gmail.com