Provost Opti Fungicide Improves Peanut Yields

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Fungicides, Peanuts

bayer CropScience Bayer Crop Science has introduced Provost Opti Fungicide to its 2016 product line, offering peanut farmers an option to increase protection against soilborne and leaf spot diseases. The broad-spectrum fungicide features a new formulation this year, offering the same proven disease protection and efficacy with enhanced tank mix flexibility.

“Provost has ranked at or near the top of university trials year-after-year, and now Provost Opti makes it easier and more convenient to get that high level of peanut protection in a formulation that mixes well with EC pyrethroids, chlorothalonil and micronutrients, including boron and others,” says Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer product manager.

Provost Opti offers a wide range of activity on foliar and soilborne diseases, including white mold and Cylindrocladium black rot (CBR), which can add up to significant yield increases.

Provost Opti moves in both directions upon application. Downward movement protects unsprayed areas of the canopy, and upward movement protect delicate new leaves. The protection will cover pegs, lower leaves and stems, even when these areas are not sprayed directly, which can help maximize resistance management.

“Managing resistance is critical,” says Schwindt. “As the leading triazole fungicide brand in peanuts, Provost Opti doesn’t have a strobilurin or SDHI component, which makes it a good fit for resistance management programs because it can be rotated with products containing these chemistries.”

More information about Provost Opti fungicide can be found here.