BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received registration for Priaxor fungicide for use on corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada. Priaxor is the first fungicide registered in Eastern Canada containing Xemium, the company’s new active ingredient in the carboxamide family.
“The new active ingredient, Xemium, allows growers to control pathogens over a broad range of stages,” says Rob Miller, field biologist at BASF. “The main difference with Xemium is its strong mobility characteristics. It is able to redistribute itself on the plant and leaf surface to provide more continuous and consistent disease control so it can protect the parts of the plant that were missed during spraying.”
Priaxor also contains pyraclostrobin, the same active ingredient found in BASF’s Headline fungicide. The result of combining these two active ingredients is that Priaxor uses multiple modes of action from both Group 7 and Group 11 chemistries to provide corn and soybean growers with a new tool to be used as part of their fungicide resistance strategy, according to the company.
Priaxor protects corn and soybean against 10 diseases each, including some rusts, leaf spots, white mold and more. Click here for the full list.