Category: Tan Spot Septoria complex

Syngenta Launches Fungicide With Three Modes of Action

Syngenta has announced plans to bring the first three-mode-of-action foliar fungicide to farmers in Eastern Canada this spring. Trivapro features three active ingredients, including one new active — azoxystrobin (Quadris – Group 11), propiconazole (Tilt – Group 3), and benzovindiflupyr (Group 7 SDHI), known as Solatenol. Solatenol was approved for use on corn, soybeans and… Read more »

Stratego Fungicide to Get a Makeover to Become Stratego Pro

It’s nothing personal, Stratego fungicide, but it’s time for a sprucing up. Winter wheat and soybean growers should soon have access to Stratego Pro, says Allan Kaastra, with Bayer CropScience. The new formulation swaps out propiconazole with prothioconazole, and should be available for farmers to use by 2015, pending appropriate regulatory approvals. Kaastra says Stratego… Read more »

Wheat School: Anticipating Flag Leaf Fungicide Timing Using GDD

A drawn out start to the growing season doesn’t necessarily mean a drawn out growing season. Warm days with plenty of sun and mean growing degree days accumulate quickly, sending crops through their growth stages quickly, if the moisture is there. Wheat, and in this case winter wheat, can at times throw a curve ball… Read more »

A 3-Point Plan for Avoiding Leaf Disease Losses

It’s that time of year where we transition from killing weeds to protecting our crops from diseases. Growing conditions across much of Western Canada have been good, with adequate moisture (to too much moisture!) and warm temperatures; this is excellent for the crops, but also creates a conducive environment for diseases to thrive. Scouting: As… Read more »

Wheat School: Two Strategies for Controlling Early Leaf Disease

Regardless of the disease pressure mix on your farm, maintaining a disease-free flag and penultimate leaf is a key means of ensuring max wheat yield. Early season leaf disease can seem benign enough, but in the right conditions diseases like tan spot and septoria can move up through the canopy quickly and eventually begin compromising… Read more »