Wheat Disease Management
A well-thought-out disease-management program, including best management practices, proper seed protection and selection and fungicide applications using multiple modes of action, should be implemented to sustainably manage diseases. The following Bayer solutions are valuable tools to consider for your program.
Because cereal fungal diseases can overwinter and survive in crop residue, crop rotations can help reduce the inoculum of fungal leaf disease pathogens. Fungicide seed treatments can also provide a healthy start for seedlings, especially in cool and damp spring conditions. EverGol® Energy from Bayer is a seed treatment fungicide that promotes more root growth for faster crop establishment. It controls seed and soilborne diseases such as Rhizoctonia. It features a combination of fungicides incorporating a complementary mode of action that supports resistance management.
Bayer also offers spring wheat growers Raxil® PRO MD, a broad spectrum seed-applied fungicide containing three modes of action that provide protection for seeds and seedlings against infection from Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, smuts, bunt and seed decay fungi, such as Penicillium. Raxil Pro MD helps your crop emerge faster and healthier, giving more green from the start.
A number of fungicides are available for both early-season and late-season control of these common leaf diseases. Chemistries from two of the most commonly used classes of fungicides – triazoles and strobilurins – provide good to excellent activity against wheat leaf diseases. Wheat growers should consider fungicides with systemic movement and curative properties for the broadest protection from cereal foliar diseases.
Prosaro® fungicide provides unsurpassed activity against head diseases such as scab (Fusarium head blight) and glume blotch. With a combination of two chemistries, Prosaro provides both fast action and a long residual. Moreover, Prosaro fungicide controls various types of leaf diseases like rust, Septoria leaf blotch, tan spot and powdery mildew. It’s a good choice to ensure grain quality and enhance yield potential.