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Fungicidal Treatment For Cereals Registered

U. S. chemical firm Chemtura and ag input retail firm UAP Canada have registration in hand for a new fungicidal seed treatment for use by Prairie cereal growers.

Rancona Apex will be available this season for use by farmers in Western Canada, UAP said in a release March 6. UAP has the Chemtura product’s Prairie marketing and distribution rights.

Rancona contains the systemic and contact fungicide ipconazole, a seed-applied product which UAP said protects against a “broad spectrum” of seed and seedling diseases through a formulation “specifically designed” for wheat, barley, rye and oats.

UAP said the new product shows “high efficacy” against a majority of seed and soil-borne fungi in the plant pathogenic fungal classes of zygomycetes, ascomycetes, basidiomycetes and fungi imperfect (deuteromycetes) which cause seed decay, damping-off and seedling blight.

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