Cereal crops added to Delaro fungicide label

Bayer has announced its Delaro fungicide has been approved for use in cereal crops in Canada. Already used for peas, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans, the product has two active ingredients: prothioconazole (Group 3) and trifloxystrobin (Group 11).

The pair of ingredients tackle foliar diseases including septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust species, net and spot blotch, scald and more, the company says. According to the company, cereal growers should apply Delaro at early flag leaf and before the head starts to emerge from the boot for best control of labelled leaf and stem diseases.

“Since entering the Canadian market in 2014, Delaro has set high standards in pulse and soybean disease control,” says Troy Basaraba, market development agronomist at Bayer. “The label expansion means this valuable tool is now able to give growers more of the same in cereals.”

Delaro can be used on wheat, including durum, spring and winter, oats, barley, and triticale. The product will be available for western Canadian farmers to use this year.

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