Metconazole

Highly effective systemic fungicidefor wide-ranging crops

Metconazole is a triazole fungicide invented by Kureha that is highly effective against various fungal diseases in a broad range of crops. It was first registered in France in 1994 as a cereal fungicide, and has now received registrations in more than 40 countries worldwide. Registration in Japan was achieved in 2006 for cereals and turf.

Agricultural chemicals are increasing in importance amid concerns over food supplies for the world's growing population.

Metconazole is currently used for crops including cereals, corn, rapeseed, soybean and turf, mainly in Europe and the Americas.

Characteristics

  • Highly effective against various fungal diseases in a wide range of crops including cereals, corn, rapeseed, soybean, turf, stone fruits
  • Widely recognized as a plant growth regulator (PGR) for increasing rapeseed yields.

Agricultural fungicide, used mainly for foliar application

  • Wheat varieties: Fusarium blight, leaf rust, etc.
  • Rapeseed: Sclerotal disease, etc.; increasing yield
  • Corn: Rust, etc.
Manufacturing plant
Manufacturing plant
Rapeseed field
Rapeseed field
Wheat field
Wheat field
Metconazole
Metconazole

The Metconazole Story

1986

Kureha discovers Metconazole and identified ideal foliar fungicide properties.

October. 1995

Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) presents Kureha with a technical achievement award for the development and commercial production of Metconazole.

March. 2000

Pesticide Science Society of Japan presents Kureha with a technical achievement award for the development of Ipconazole and Metconazole.

Contact for inquiries

Agrochemicals Department
TEL:+81-3-3249-4722 / FAX:+81-3-3249-4725