HFFA Research paper explores the economic and environmental impacts of fungicide active ingredient Epoxiconazole
Our latest HFFA Research Paper released today in Hannover analyses the yield and cost effects caused by the fungicide active ingredient epoxiconazole (EPX), an active ingredient used extensively in German agriculture.
Today, 45% of all fungicide treatments in wheat and 28% of all fungicide treatments in barley are based on EPX applications. Unlike many other fungicide active ingredients, EPX offers protection against a wide palette of fungal diseases such as septoria tritici, septoria nodorum and yellow and brown rusts. The study, just released as HFFA Research Paper 05/2016, analyses the yield and cost effects caused by EPX, specifically for German and EU cereal production. It also takes a closer look at the potentially resulting economic and environmental impacts, should this active ingredient be no longer available to farmers in the future.