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About Boscalid

Boscalid is a pyridine amide compound, which is a SDHI fungicide discovered by BASF in 1992 and first registered in 2002. Boscalid acts by inhibiting succinate-CoQ reductase on the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Boscalid is for foliar application, which can penetrate vertically and transfer to the top of plant leaves. It has excellent preventive effects and certain therapeutic effects. It has excellent rain-fastness and lasting effect.

Boscalid is used to control powdery mildew, brown rot (Monilinia spp), leaf spot (Mycosphaerella spp) on grapes, lawns, fruit trees, vegetables and ornamental plants, as well as diseases caused by Alternaria spp, Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis spp), and Sclerotinia spp. It is also used in arable crops such as grains, grapes, peanuts and potatoes in mixture formulations.

Boscalid was launched by BASF in 2003, and achieved sales of 105 million US dollars in 2005. In 2018, the annual sales of boscalid reached US$365 million.

China Registration

On November 2012, the Chinese patent of boscalid in China was expired. As of June 2021, according to China Pesticide Registration Watch, there are 120 valid registrations of boscalid in ICAMA, with 25 TC registrations. The most popular formulator partners of boscalid includes pyraclostrobin, fludioxonil, procymidone, iprodione, pyrimethanil.See more registration details in the following picture.

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