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Bayer launches new fungicide for 2015

Published on 12/08/2015

“This was frustrating, but it has allowed us to ensure good product quantity for the start of the 2015 season,” says Neil Waddingham, marketing manager arable crops.

“We have also been able to consider other aspects. For instance, we find farmers are rapidly adopting larger packs so we have decided to enhance the convenience of Delaro by offering a 15 litre container.”

Delaro is based on the market leading DMI prothioconazole in mixture with trifloxystrobin.

Waddingham says it contains generous concentrations of both fungicides and is being marketed at a competitive price.

“It really does offer farmers a high performing, value for money option.”

Controlling key barley diseases scald, net blotch and leaf rust, Delaro is suitable for use as an early season (GS30-32) fungicide.

“Early season disease control in barley is so important because it is the lower leaves that drive yield production, with these leaves responsible for around 80 per cent of a barley crop’s yield potential,” explains Roy Stieller, the development manager with key responsibility for developing Delaro.

“Applying the recommended rate of Delaro of 750 ml per ha not only ensures excellent disease control, but based on the amount
of chemical being applied and the ratio of the two fungicides in Delaro, it means a responsible resistance management strategy is adopted as well.”

David Weith, territory sales manager for Mid and South Canterbury, says the company has been working to replace Mogul in its portfolio for number of years now.

“While Mogul has delivered excellent disease control, we identified that there would be a time when we needed to replace Mogul
to ensure a minimum amount of prothioconazole could be applied. “Applying sufficient prothioconazole each time it is used is a very important mechanism to help protect this critical New Zealand fungicide from the development of disease tolerance. We’re fortunate that Delaro allows us to do this.”

Weith knows that for the many satisfied Mogul users making the move to Delaro might be a concern but his message is “don’t worry, Delaro will do everything Mogul did for you and more and for essentially the same price.”

For more detail contact your Bayer CropScience territory sales manager.

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