Sunflower growers have new instruments to fight key insect and illness issues, with current EPA approval of label expansions for Seize LFR insecticide and Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide from FMC.
“The use approval of those instruments present sunflower growers entry to a lot wanted new and efficient options to deal with the vast pest spectrums and soilborne illnesses they face,” mentioned Eric Castner, regional technical supervisor for FMC. “The distinctive half about this grouping of merchandise is that they’re primarily based on the identical lively ingredient, bifenthrin, however their formulations permit them numerous flexibility in the case of software strategies, timing an use wants.”
Specific challenges these instruments deal with embody military cutworm and wireworms. Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide additionally suppresses damping off illnesses and root or crown illnesses attributable to Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium or Phytophthora. At present, no different producer affords this mixture of formulations with these lively components for sunflower growers. Seize LFR makes use of the lively ingredient bifenthrin, whereas Ethos XB combines bifentrhin and Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens pressure D747. Each are labeled for liquid in-furrow-ready software.
“These merchandise supply growers one other mode of motion that may be included into their at-plant software schedule and rotation. Managing resistance and implementing an efficient built-in pest administration plan is vital to growers in these crop segments, and these options test the bins in each classes,” Castner says.
For a whole listing of bugs and illnesses managed and suppressed by Seize LFR insecticide and Ethos XB insecticide/fungicide, and to view their labels or study extra about these options to be used in sunflower manufacturing, go to ag.fmc.com or contact your native FMC retailer.
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