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EPA approves fungicide premix with proprietary nanotechnology

azterknot jug

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered AZterknot fungicide from Vive Crop Protection for use on a wide array of crops, including corn, cotton, peanuts, rice and soybeans.  It is a premix of a traditional fungicide, azoxystrobin, and a biological, an extract of Reynoutria sachalinensis. They are delivered using Allosperse, a proprietary nano-polymer technology developed by Vive that allows previously incompatible products to ... Read More »

New fungicide resources available to producers

southern rust

As the growing season ramps up, grain producers have a new set of free educational tools that can help them better protect their crops from diseases. The Crop Protection Network, an international network of Cooperative Extension specialists and public and private professionals, has released a new web book and updated their fungicide efficacy tables for corn, soybeans and wheat. “We ... Read More »

Crop Protection Network releases free scouting web book

georgia corn

Corn and soybean producers know that an essential part of pest management is crop scouting. This subject is as vast as the tasks associated with it, and the benefits are evident to farmers. The Crop Protection Network has released a crop scouting and integrated pest management web book to assist agriculturalists. Why is crop scouting important? Crop scouting is an ... Read More »

EPA approves Bayer Delaro Complete fungicide premix

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Delaro Complete premix fungicide from Bayer for use on soybeans and corn. It contains three active ingredients — prothioconazole, fluopyram and trifloxystrobin — Fungicide Resistance Action Committee Groups 3, 7 and 11, respectively, according to the product label. It offers three modes of action, making it the first product from Bayer to do ... Read More »

FMC launches at-plant corn fungicide

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FMC has laucnhed Xyway 3D fungicide, the first at-plant corn fungicide to provide season-long disease protection. It combines the triazole fungicide, flutriafol, with unique at-plant flexibility, according to a company news release. When soil-applied, the active ingredient is rapidly taken up by plant roots and is quickly translocated throughout the plant before diseases emerge, providing early, systemic and long-lasting residual ... Read More »

Southern rust of corn makes season’s first appearance in Arkansas

IPM map

• By Travis Faske and Terry Spurlock • Southern rust was detected last week (July 6) in Arkansas, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties, Arkansas. Disease incidence and severity was low (one leaf on two plants with 30-40 pustules/leaf; Fig. 2) on corn at blister to milk growth stage (R2-R3). The timing is about right for southern rust — for the past ... Read More »

Investigating a rapid decline in North Florida corn fields

fusarium root rot

• By De Broughton, Ian Small and Fanny Iriarte • What are the symptoms? In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms observed include leaf blight and in general, a wilted, scalded appearance of foliage still in the ... Read More »

Scout and correctly ID diseases to aid management

southern rust

• By Heather Marie Kelly • Relatively low disease has been observed in Tennessee so far. The warmer winters most areas had may have allowed survival of disease inoculum and paired with storms coming from the south could result in more disease development this season. So scouting and correctly identifying diseases are important. Whether a disease will develop and cause ... Read More »

UK study shows tasseling fungicide applications may offer greatest benefits

gray leaf spot

Corn producers have the greatest chance of controlling foliar diseases and improving the crop’s stalk strength when foliar fungicide treatments are applied at the tasseling (VT) growth stage, according to a University of Kentucky study. “Foliar diseases like gray leaf spot and southern rust frequently appear after tasseling and into grain fill. This prompts farmers and agribusiness personnel to ask ... Read More »

Biodegradable Spray Helps Battle Crop Pathogens

aflatoxin control

A new sprayable bioplastic — made of cornstarch and other natural ingredients — offers a potentially effective method for delivering beneficial microbes to fight aflatoxin and other agricultural pathogens and pests. Aflatoxin is a highly toxic substance produced by many species of Aspergillus fungi. Annual losses are estimated at more than $200 million for corn. The U.S. Food and Drug ... Read More »