Syngenta announced that its SDHI fungicide Solatenol has been approved by the EU authorities. This registration will allow Syngenta to introduce a number of new offers for the European cereal market. First sales of Solatenol in France are expected for the 2016/2017 season, with a total peak sales potential in Europe of $200 million.

Solatenol is an SDHI fungicide offering an unrivaled performance against Septoria and rusts - two important diseases in Europe which can significantly impact cereals production. In trials, it has proven to be extremely consistent in providing excellent disease control on all important cereal varieties in a wide range of situations over several years. SOLATENOL™ offers outstanding levels of leaf protection resulting in higher yield and return on investment for the farmer.

Syngenta COO, Jon Parr, said: “Solatenol’s approval enables us to introduce new offers to meet the needs of European growers. This registration demonstrates the scale of our new product introductions and underpins Syngenta's global leadership in fungicides. We are delighted that we can bring another winning innovation into the hands of growers.”

Solatenol is already available to growers in Latin America as Elatus, achieving sales of more than $300 million in its first year in Brazil. In 2015 it also received approval in the USA and Canada.