Seed & Chemical
Bayer announces Stratego Pro label expansion
By Top Crop Manager
April 5, 2016, Ontario – Bayer has registered to extend the Stratego Pro fungicide label for corn and spring cereals in eastern Canada, according to a company press release.
The fungicide is registered in corn for early control against key leaf diseases, including Northern corn leaf blight. It can be applied as a preventive disease control measure, or at the early stages of disease development.
The broad-spectrum fungicide delivers disease control through two modes of action: Group 3 (prothioconazole) and Group 11 (trifloxystrobin). On spring cereals, Stratego Pro provides control of septoria leaf blotch, powdery mildew, tan spot, and leaf, stem and stripe rust. On corn, the fungicide provides control of Northern corn leaf blight, grey leaf spot, eye spot and common rust.
Through field testing conducted between 2013-2015, Stratego Pro demonstrated that by effectively controlling labeled diseases under a wide range of disease pressures, the fungicide delivered an average of 6.2 per cent yield increase in corn (vs. untreated). For control of labelled leaf diseases, corn growers can apply Stratego Pro between 7-leaf and early tassel, or at the onset of disease presence, according the press release.
Stratego Pro is registered for ground and aerial application. In addition to corn and spring cereals, Stratego Pro is now also registered for use on durum wheat, barley, oats, rye, triticale, millet, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas.