Quade says this unique combination broadens the spectrum of diseases that can be controlled and offers multiple modes of action to combat disease resistance. “The flutriafol component moves quickly through the plant, protecting plant leaves from stem to leaf tip,” said Quade.
The product controls a broad range of diseases including gray leaf spot, Southern rust and Northern corn leaf blight in corn; frogeye leaf spot, brown spot and cercospora blight in soybeans; leaf rust, stripe rust and powdery mildew in wheat; and pecan scab in pecans.
Topguard EQ fungicide was tested in 32 trials across the U.S. last year in corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets and specialty crops and the results showed significantly better disease control on Southern rust and gray leaf spot in corn, frogeye leaf spot in soybeans and leaf rust in wheat.
More data will be available in December following the 2016 crop season.
Learn more in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb-16-fmc-quade-topguardeq.mp3″ text=”Interview with Tom Quade, FMC – Topguard EQ”]
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