By Top Crop Manager
Feb. 24, 2014 - Syngenta's Cruiser 5FS Seed Treatment is now registered for on-farm use, allowing growers to apply the Group 4 seed treatment to wheat, barley, rye, triticale, buckwheat, millet, dry peas, chickpeas, lentils, lupins and fava bean seed, on-farm using closed-system transfer, mixing and application equipment. Seed may be treated up to a maximum rate of 50 mL/100 kg seed (30 g ai/100 kg seed).
The seed-applied insecticide may also be combined with the following seed treatment fungicides for additional control of infectious seed- and soil-borne pathogens, such as root rots and seedling blights:
- Wheat and barley: Cruiser 5FS Seed Treatment may be mixed with Vibrance® XL Seed Treatment or used with Cruiser Maxx® Vibrance Cereals Seed Treatment.
- Pulse crops: Cruiser 5FS seed treatment may be mixed with Vibrance Maxx (a co-pack of Vibrance 500FS Fungicide and Apron Maxx® RFC/RTA® Seed Treatment Fungicide).
Other products may also be used with Cruiser 5FS Seed Treatment. The product label should be consulted for full details.
Cruiser 5FS Seed Treatment will be available in refillable kegs for the 2014 season. For information about the closed-system requirements, growers should speak with their local Syngenta Representative.