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New seed treatments and foliar fungicides

A look at new seed treatments and foliar fungicides and label updates for 2013, with product information provided by the manufacturers.

New seed treatments

Apron Advance
Active ingredients: fungicides thiabendazole (Group 1), fludioxonil (Group 12) and metalaxyl-M (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Apron Advance is registered for use on lentils, chickpeas, peas and dry beans. Apron Advance delivers an enhanced disease package for increased stand establishment. Because Apron Advance has multiple modes of action, it is an excellent seed treatment providing enhanced ascochyta control in chickpeas and lentils, stopping the spread of seed to seedling infection.

Cruiser Maxx D Potato
Active ingredients: fungicides fludioxonil (Group 12) and difenoconazole (Group 3), and insecticide thiamethoxam (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Cruiser Maxx D Potato is a new liquid seed piece treatment for potatoes. With multiple modes of action, it provides improved disease control and resistance management, and is effective against Silver Scurf, fusarium and seed-borne rhizoctonia. Cruiser Maxx D Potato also provides long-lasting control of Colorado potato beetles, aphids and potato leafhoppers.

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Cereals
Active ingredients: three systemic fungicides including sedaxane (Group 7), difenoconazole (Group 3) and metalaxyl-M (Group 4), and insecticide thiamethoxam (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Cereals is for use on spring wheat, barley, durum, winter wheat, oats, rye and triticale. It controls wireworm, European chafer, seed rots, seed-borne septoria, seedling blight, damping-off, root rot, common root rot, Fusarium, common bunt, dwarf bunt and all smuts including true loose smut. 

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Beans
Active ingredients: two systemic fungicides including sedaxane (Group 7) and metalaxyl-M (Group 4), one contact fungicide, fludioxonil (Group 12), and insecticide thiamethoxam (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Beans is available only in commercial seed treatment facilities and is sold on pretreated seed. It is for use on soybeans and controls bean leaf beetle, European chafer, seed corn maggot, soybean aphid, wireworm, seed rot, damping-off, seedling blight, seedling root rot and root rot. 

Helix Vibrance
Active ingredients: three systemic fungicides including sedaxane (Group 7), difenoconazole (Group 3) and metalaxyl-M (Group 4), one contact fungicide, fludioxonil (Group 12), and insecticide thiamethoxam (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Helix Vibrance is available only in commercial seed treatment facilities and is sold on pre-treated seed. Helix Vibrance is for use on canola and controls crucifer flea beetles, striped flea beetles, seed-borne blackleg, seed-borne alternaria, seedling disease complex caused by Pythium  spp. and Fusarium spp., seed decay, seedling blight, damping-off and root rot caused by Rhizoctonia spp. 

Insure Cereal
Active ingredients: fungicides pyraclostrobin (Group 11), metalaxyl (Group 4) and triticonazole (Group 3).
Manufacturer: BASF.
A new cereal seed treatment for 2013, Insure Cereal combines excellent broad-spectrum protection against key seed and soil-borne diseases with the benefits of AgCelence for the first time in a seed treatment product. AgCelence benefits result in cereals that often show faster and more consistent germination and seedling emergence, increased seedling vigour and maximized yield potential.

Prosper EverGol
Active ingredients: fungicides metalaxyl (Group 4), trifloxystrobin (Group 11) and new penflufen (Group 7); and insecticide clothianidin (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Bayer CropScience.
Prosper EverGol is a newly formulated, ready-to-use flowable systemic seed treatment registered for canola and mustard that contains the new active ingredient penflufen. Penflufen is a powerful, Group 7 fungicide that has demonstrated outstanding control of Rhizoctonia solani. The benefits of Prosper EverGol include protection against the most damaging diseases and insects in canola, healthier plants and greater plant stands, and improved yield and seed safety over all current products.

Trilex EverGol
Active ingredients: fungicides metalaxyl (Group 4), trifloxystrobin (Group 11) and new penflufen (Group 7).
Manufacturer: Bayer CropScience.
The next generation in seed treatments for pulses, new Trilex EverGol combines three different powerful actives to deliver outstanding early-season seed and seedling disease control. The key advantage of Trilex EverGol is a brand new active ingredient, penflufen, which provides unparalleled control of rhizoctonia and a quantum improvement in ascochyta protection. Benefits of Trilex EverGol include protection from rhizoctonia, ascochyta, pithier and botrytis, improved germination and vigour, promotion of higher performing root systems to support optimal nutrient and water extraction, and a more robust pulse crop better able to withstand seasonal stresses.

Vibrance XL
Active ingredients: three systemic fungicides including sedaxane (Group 7), difenoconazole (Group 3) and metalaxyl-M (Group 4).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Vibrance XL is for use on spring wheat, barley, durum, winter wheat, oats, rye and triticale. It has two application rates to match the disease pressure in each of your fields. Vibrance XL also has wide-spectrum disease control that includes soil- and seed-borne diseases caused by Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium, and all smuts (including true loose smut).

Seed treatment label update
Alias (imidacloprid): Group 4A.
MANA Canada has announced the addition of wireworm control in cereal and soybean crops to the Alias 240 SC label. Alias contains imidacloprid, the same active as in Admire and Stress Shield. Alias may be applied sequentially or mixed with other leading seed treatments that are registered for use in cereal and soybean crops.

Foliar fungicides

Fuse
Active ingredients: fungicide tebuconazole (Group 3).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Cereal leaf disease and Fusarium head blight (FHB) continue to be concerns for cereal growers, often affecting yield. Fuse is registered for the suppression of Fusarium head blight (scab) and control of foliar diseases on wheat (spring, winter and durum), barley and oats. 

Priaxor DS
Active ingredients: fungicides pyraclostrobin (Group 11) and fluxapyroxad (Group 7).
Manufacturer: BASF.
New for peas, lentils and chickpeas, Priaxor DS combines the proven benefits of Headline fungicide with the new active ingredient fluxapyroxad (trademarked Xemium) for more consistent and continuous control of key pulse diseases and the unique benefits of AgCelence. Priaxor DS utilizes two modes of action that is absorbed and evenly redistributed within the leaf to offer broad-spectrum, continuous activity on key diseases, and the unique AgCelence effects of greener leaves, stronger stems and higher yield potential.

Quadris Top
Active ingredients: fungicides azoxystrobin (Group 11) and difenoconazole (Group 3).
Manufacturer: Syngenta Canada.
Quadris Top is a broad-spectrum product for control of diseases in tuberous and corm vegetables subgroup, carrots, sugar beets, bulb vegetables, brassica leafy vegetables, dried shelled pea and bean subgroup, fruiting vegetables and cucurbits vegetables. Quadris Top applied early protects your potato crop from disease for improved plant performance. The two active ingredients provide preventive, systemic and curative properties.

Palliser
Active ingredient: fungicide tebuconazole (Group 3).
Manufacturer: Viterra.
Palliser delivers proven broad-spectrum leaf disease control on wheat, barley and oats, and has the flexibility to provide suppression on Fusarium head blight. This means Palliser can be sprayed on the flag leaf (T2) as well as at heading (T3). It is registered for control of a wide range of leaf spot, rusts, scald and blotches, depending on the crop.

 


March 26, 2013
By Bruce Barker

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New fungicide choices will help control cereal leaf diseases. A look at new seed treatments and foliar fungicides and label updates for 2013