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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of Grain


Stratego registered in soybeans
Stratego fungicide, commonly used in cereals, has recently been registered for control of leaf diseases in soybeans. The product has two active ingredients – propiconazole (Group 3) and trifloxystrobin (Group 11) – and provides early season disease protection with both curative and preventative activity, says Bayer CropScience. “Growers are realizing the benefits of including a fungicide in their soybean crop protection plans,” says Greg Good, Portfolio Manager, Row Crops for Bayer CropScience in a release. “The improvements in overall plant quality and yield, and the great price point with Stratego, are helping growers harvest even more value in their soybean crop.”


According to the company, best results are achieved when Stratego is applied before disease is present; a preventative application should occur at the very early stages of disease development or between growth stages R1 to R5 (target R2, full bloom and R3, early pod set for best results).  •

Proline registered for corn
Proline has recently received registration to control Fusarium and gibberella ear rots in corn. By controlling Fusarium, corn growers can reduce the incidence of the mycotoxin DON which can severely impact the quality of the crop, says Bayer CropScience.

In addition to suppressing Fusarium and gibberella ear rots, Proline also controls rusts, eyespot, grey leaf spot and northern blight. According to the company, this product controls more diseases in corn than any other product on the market.

New herbicide option for soybeans
MANA has recently announced the registration of Phantom herbicide for soybeans, dry beans, processing peas and alfalfa. Phantom is a Group 2 herbicide with the same active ingredient as Pursuit – ALS inhibitor imazethapyr.

According to MANA, Phantom works on tough-to-control weeds like black nightshade, velvetleaf, green and yellow foxtail and barnyard grass, among others. It is applied early, up to the four-leaf stage for most weeds and with soil activity, Phantom protects the crop from a second flush of shallow germinating broadleaf weeds that may emerge shortly following application, says the company.

According to MANA, one of the biggest benefits of Phantom is the price. The product will be available in the 2011 season.


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