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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Summer 2013 - Tech Update
There’s always better value at CRT. Crop Protection Custodia® is a unique fungicide co-formulation for the control of Powdery Mildew in grapes and a wide range of foliar diseases in cereals. The introduction of Custodia follows a global development program and several seasons of trials in Australia by Farmoz. After achieving registration in Australia in late 2012, the 2013-14 vintage will see the first full commercial season of Custodia use in grapes. Custodia combines two active ingredients from different mode of action groups to ensure effective disease control and resistance management. This combination of active ingredients eliminates the need to tank mix with other fungicides and will prolong the effective use of the Group 11 fungicides. With strobilurin-resistant Powdery Mildew strains now confirmed in Australia, Custodia provides an effective alternative to standalone Group 11 fungicides or the need to tank mix with another mode of action fungicide. Farmoz Horticulture Market Manager, Luke Collins, says “Custodia will help give peace of mind that Powdery Mildew in grapes will be controlled now and into the future by providing a simple solution to prolong the effective use of the powerful strobilurin group.” “Custodia offers excellent value for money in controlling key diseases and will save time and money on application costs with superior tank mixing compatibilities.” Custodia can be applied in grapes from 10cm shoots (EL 12) through to 80% capfall (EL 25) as per the AWRI Dog Book 2013/14. Farmoz are also in the process of extending the Custodia label to include a higher application rate for the control of Downy Mildew and Botrytis and a shorter harvest withholding period and re-entry interval. Registration is likely to be granted in time for use during the 2013 vintage. Field trials of the higher application rate have shown that Custodia provides consistent protection from both of these key diseases, as well as Powdery Mildew. Custodia can also be used to control key foliar diseases of cereals and assist in maximising the potential of wheat and barley crops. When applied to cereal crops, Custodia’s two modes of action combine to provide activity on multiple stages of the disease life cycle. Jock Leys, Farmoz Senior Product Manager, says timing is a key consideration. “Custodia should be applied preventatively or when conditions favour disease but before high levels of infection have developed within the crop. Research has shown that in the majority of situations the most cost-effective application is between stem elongation and full head emergence (GS 30-59) when the greatest impact on yield is achieved by protecting key leaves and other plant parts that contribute most to yield.” For more information on Custodia and other innovative resistance management solutions talk to your CRT Local Bloke. With an increase in Fleabane resistance to glyphosate and parallel difficulty in management of Wild Radish with conventional herbicides such as 2,4-D, the challenge to control these weeds has been getting much harder. Australian farmers have long been looking for new technology to control their increasing Fleabane and Wild Radish problems along with the control of other tough weeds such as Sow Thistle, Capeweed and Marshmallow. Novel chemistry to address new challenges Developed by BASF and based around revolutionary novel chemistry, Sharpen WG herbicide technology is one of the biggest advances in herbicides for the Australian market in years. Sharpen WG is one of only two herbicides from the pyrimidinedione class of chemistry. Sharpen WG was designed with a novel side chain taking weed control and crop selectivity innovation to a new level. As an example of this new activity on tough broadleaf weeds, Sharpen WG can be applied to Fleabane all the way to the six leaf stage. “With exciting levels of broadleaf weed control and metabolism by many tolerant crops Sharpen WG is a true innovation for Australian agriculture” says Andrew Simeonidis, Farmoz provide simple solutions for resistance management Sharpen® WG controls Australia’s toughest broadleaf weeds where conventional herbicides fail Custodia® is a registered trademark of a Makhteshim-Agan company.
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