New dry bean fungicide for white mould
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 29, 2014 - Bayer CropScience Canada has launched Propulse fungicide for dry and edible beans for protection against white mould (sclerotinia).
Propulse combines prothioconazole (Group 3) with active ingredient fluopyram (Group 7) to offer control with both contact and systemic protection.
According to Harold Brown, senior market development specialist, Bayer CropScience, white mould is the most concerning disease for dry bean growers, costing an average of 20 per cent yield losses in high white mould years and up to 65 per cent losses in the most severely infected fields.
Bayer CropScience says field trials for Propulse demonstrated superior protection against white mould compared to existing products, and an average of 35 per cent yield increase over untreated fields under high disease pressure. Field trials also showed that Propulse improves seed quality.