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New formulation helps pulse growers in Western Canada

Feb. 15, 2010 -Recent registration of the seed care treatment, Cruiser Maxx Pulses, means Western Canadian pulse growers now have access to the formulation for all pulse crops, for protection against a host of diseases and insect pests.


February 15, 2010
By Top Crop Manager

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February 15, 2010

Guelph, Ontario -Add the entire spectrum of pulses to the list of crops now registered as a seed care treatment. Cruiser Maxx Pulses, a formulation of thiamethoxam, metalaxyl-M and fludioxonil, was granted registration in early-February 2010, and will offer pulse growers protection from several pests and diseases.


The formulation, available from Syngenta Canada, is now registered for use on chickpeas, lentils, lupins and fababeans, providing early-season control of wireworm. In addition, it will protect against seed-borne aschochyta blight and foot rot, seed rot and damping-off caused by Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia spp. and Fusarium spp., along with seed rot and seedling blight caused by seed-borne Botrytis spp.


This development has occurred as a result of a collaborative effort between the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Pulse Canada, various pulse growers and Syngenta Canada. The registration will be in place for all pulse crops in time for the 2010 growing season. It also adds to the list of dry beans and peas as crops already registered for use as a seed care treatment. It is also viewed as particularly good news for pulse growers in Saskatchewan, who are facing increasing threats from wireworm and fusarium.


Cruiser Maxx Pulses works via contact and through systemic activity to protect the seed and emerging seedling, helping to create healthy roots, faster emergence and improved stand establishment.