Absolute Maxx Fungicide FAQ

Absolute Maxx Product Overview

What is Absolute Maxx fungicide?

Absolute® Maxx fungicide stimulates plant growth and effectively controls major fungal diseases and promotes all-around plant health in corn and cereals.

How does Absolute Maxx work?

Absolute Maxx fungicide contains two chemistries – a triazole and a strobilurin – that effectively control disease by interfering with both energy and cell membrane production in the fungi.

The triazole is quickly absorbed into the leaves and is systematically distributed within the plant, providing fast, curative action against rust and other lead diseases. The second component, a strobilurin class of chemistry, protects existing leaves from disease, and promotes changes in the plant that reduce the effects of abiotic stresses.

The triazole and the strobilurin work together to control disease with multiple modes of action. This also helps reduce the likelihood of the development of disease resistance.

Absolute Maxx Product Specs

What crops is Absolute Maxx registered on?

Absolute Maxx fungicide controls diseases in barley, corn and wheat crops. See a full list of registered crops.

What diseases does Absolute Maxx control?

Diseases Absolute Maxx controls in corn crops:

  • Anthracnose leaf blight
  • Common rust
  • Eye spot
  • Gray leaf spot
  • Northern corn leaf blight
  • Southern corn leaf blight
  • Northern corn leaf spot
  • Southern rust

Diseases Absolute Maxx controls in cereal crops:

  • Rusts
  • Glume blotch
  • Leaf blight
  • Powdery mildew
  • Tan spot

See a full list of key pests controlled by Absolute Maxx.

Absolute Maxx Application and Use

When should Absolute Maxx be applied?

Corn: Apply when disease first appears and continue on a 10-14 day interval if favorable conditions for disease development persist. Use of shorter spray intervals and higher rates are recommended when disease pressure is severe.

For Wheat and Barley: Begin applications preventively when conditions are favorable for disease development.

Find more information about how to apply Absolute Maxx on the product label.

What is the use rate?

Corn: 5.0-6.0 fl oz/A for control of anthracnose leaf blight, common rust, eye spot, gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, northern corn leaf spot, southern corn leaf blight, southern rust. 5-7.7 fl oz/A for rust and powdery mildew

Wheat: 5.0 fl oz/A for control of glume blotch, leaf blight, powdery mildew, rusts and tan spot

Barley: 3.3 fl oz/A for control of glume blotch, leaf blotch, net blotch, powdery mildew, rusts, scald, spot blotch

What is the maximum amount of Absolute Maxx that can be applied in one year?

The maximum amount of Absolute Maxx fungicide that can be applied per acre per use season is:

Corn: 12 fl oz

Wheat: 5 fl oz

Barley: 3.3 fl oz

For resistance management, do not apply more than two consecutive applications of Absolute Maxx or other Group 11 or Group 11-containing fungicides per acre per year without alternation with at least two applications of fungicide from a different (not Group 11) mode of action.

Do not allow livestock to graze within the treated area within 30 days after application, and do not harvest the treated crop for forage within 30 days after application or for hay and wheat straw within 45 days after application.

The restricted-entry interval (REI) for Absolute Maxx is 12 hours.

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