Seed & Chemical
Foliar fungicide and seed treatment update
By Bruce Barker
A look at the new seed treatments, foliar fungicides and label updates for 2014, with product information provided by the manufacturers.
Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses insecticide/fungicide seed treatment – Active ingredients: thiamethoxam, metalaxyl-M, fludioxonil and sedaxane (Group 4, 12, 7). Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses from Syngenta is a great option for growers who require control of insect pests such as pea leaf weevil and wireworms. Available as a co-pack of Vibrance Maxx fungicide seed treatment and Cruiser 5FS insecticide seed treatment, Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses can be mixed and applied on-farm using a closed system treater. This seed treatment also offers the added benefit of Vigor Trigger, resulting in even greater rates and speed of emergence.
Rancona Pinnacle fungicide seed treatment – Active ingredients: ipconazole and metalaxyl (fungicide Groups 3 and 4). Rancona Pinnacle from Chemtura AgroSolutions is powered by Rancona Technology, a fungicide seed treatment that provides both systemic and contact properties, along with the fungicide metalaxyl for Pythium protection. Rancona Pinnacle is registered on wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale, providing broad-spectrum protection against yield-robbing cereal diseases including both seed- and soil-borne Fusarium, Cochliobolus sativus (common root rot), common bunt, loose smut and general seed rots such as Penicillium and Aspergillus, as well as seed rot, damping off and seedling blight caused by Pythium. Rancona Pinnacle is a ready-to-use (RTU) product that utilizes microdispersion formulation technology, making seed treatment application more convenient and effective.
Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment – Active ingredient: cyantraniliprole (insecticide Group 28). DuPont Lumiderm is the first ever seed-applied product that controls cutworm and provides better consistency of flea beetle control across a broad range of environmental conditions. With its powerful residual control, Lumiderm is the next big leap in early season crop protection that you’ll want on your canola seed to get your seedlings off to a strong start. It has excellent seed safety and fits well with integrated pest management (IPM) programs.
Vibrance Maxx fungicide seed treatment – Active ingredients: fludioxonil, metalaxyl-M and sedaxane (fungicide Groups 4, 12, and 7). Get the rooting power you need in pulse and soybean crops to enhance your stand with this fungicide-only solution from Syngenta. Vibrance Maxx is a co-pack that provides early-season control of soil-borne diseases, including Rhizoctonia control.
Priaxor DS foliar fungicide – Active ingredients: pyraclostrobin and fluxapyroxad (fungicide Groups 11 and 7). Priaxor DS from BASF is registered on lentils, field peas and chickpeas. It controls Mycosphaerella blight (Mycosphaerella pinodes), powdery mildew (Erysiphe pisi), white mould (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) (suppression), ascochyta blight (Ascochyta lentis) and anthracnose (Colletotrichum truncatum). Priaxor DS also offers AgCelence benefits of stronger stems, greener leaves and improved seed quality.
ProPulse foliar fungicide – Active ingredients: fluopyram and prothioconazole (fungicide Group 7 and 3). From Bayer CropScience, ProPulse is registered for control of white mould in dry and edible beans. ProPulse is a multi-mode of action fungicide with systemic activity, which provides long-lasting preventative activity and some curative activity.
Acapela foliar fungicide - Active ingredient: picoxystrobin (fungicide Group 11). DuPont’s Acapela fungicide is an advanced strobilurin fungicide for disease control in cereals, corn, pulse crops (peas, lentils, chickpeas, dry beans), soybeans and now registered for canola. Acapela provides broad-spectrum disease control for key diseases like sclerotinia in canola, leaf rust, powdery mildew, septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, mycosphaerella pinodes (peas), mycosphaerella blight and Asian soybean rust, and suppression of sclerotinia rot (white mould) in pulses and soybeans.
Allegro 500F foliar fungicide – Active ingredient: fluazinam (fungicide Group 29). Allegro fungicide from Syngenta inhibits the formation and movement of spores, thereby stopping disease before it takes over. Allegro provides white mould control in dry and edible beans, and is now registered for use on soybeans.
Belmont 2.7 FS fungicide seed treatment – Active ingredient: Metalaxyl (fungicide Group 4). Belmont 2.7 FS from Chemtura AgroSolutions is a fungicide seed treatment that can now be applied at a lower rate of 6.3 mL per 100 kilograms on small grains when tank mixed with the label rate of Rancona Apex on wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale for domestic use in Canada. Belmont 2.7 FS is effective in controlling seed rot, pre-emergence damping off and seedling blight caused by Pythium, along with the disease claims of Rancona Apex. Belmont 2.7 FS is approved at a higher rate for use in alfalfa, trefoil, beans, canola, corn, chickpeas, grasses, sugar beets, lentils, sainfoin, sorghum, soybeans and sunflowers.
Rampart fungicide – Active ingredient: mono- and dipotassium salts of phosphorous acid (fungicide Group 33). Rampart fungicide is now registered for control of late blight and pink rot on stored potatoes. Rampart is a systemic fungicide that contains 53 per cent mono- and dipotassium salts of phosphorous acid, which makes it effective in controlling blights and rots. In addition to post-harvest potatoes, Rampart is now fully registered for the suppression of downy mildew in grapes and in brassica leafy vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.