New & Notable Products In Our Area
There is a trial of BUTEO Start in conjunction with a Dekalb Liberty Link Canola trial in-between our Cudworth and Bruno locations. The images on the below are from a higher flea beetle pressure trial site near Engelfeld, SK. Picture credit goes to Laura Pogemiller.
Proline GOLD is the newest sclerotinia fungicide from Bayer Cropscience. It contains the same amount of the active prothioconazole as the current Proline but also has the active fluopyram added in.
Fluopyram is a new active for canola but has been used on horticultural and dry bean crops for years. It is highly mobile within the plant and provides better residual protection than prothioconazole on its own. Ideally suited for high disease situations, the fluopyram adds additional coverage and control while helping manage fungicide resistance. The application timing remains the same as other canola fungicides at 20-50% bloom. Both Proline GOLD and Proline will be available for the 2021 season.
There is a canola trial with Proline GOLD, Proline, and Miravis Bold near Cudworth.
- Miravis Ace is a wheat product that has Fusarium Head Blight, Septoria Leaf and Glume Spot, Leaf, Stripe, and Stem Rust, Tan Spot, and Powdery Mildew on label. In the United States, Miravis Ace is registered in barley but Syngenta has not obtained registration in Canada yet.
- Pulse crops are protected from Aschochyta, Mycosphaerella Blight, Powdery Mildew, Anthracnose and Sclerotinia with Miravis Neo. Since it contains azoxystrobin and propiconazole actives as well, Neo totals three active ingredients to suppress and control these diseases.
- Miravis Bold targets Sclerotinia in canola. Due to longer residual, Bold can be applied from 10-50% bloom.
We have yet to see visual differences in some of the fields in our area, but if you search #MiravisAce, #MiravisNeo, or #MiravisBold on Twitter, there's clear visuals on disease pressure and the amount of time the crop is kept green. These products were purchased by multiple customers from different locations, so we are excited to see how they’ve performed in our area come harvest!
New Prosaro (not yet officially named)
Bayer CropScience is in the registration process for a new Fusarium Head Blight fungicide for wheat and barley. It is under review by the PMRA and does not have a public release date set. Compared to Prosaro XTR, this new product contains a lower rate of the active tebuconazole (the active in Folicur), a higher rate of prothioconazole, and has fluopyram added in (this is also the new active in Proline Gold). In previous Bayer trials there had been sharper fusarium head blight suppression observed compared to Prosaro XTR. The product also offers ergot suppression, which no other cereal fungicide has on label.
A wheat trial site with both the New Prosaro, Prosaro XTR, and Miravis Ace is located near Bruno. Pictured on left is the new product being sprayed at the trial site.
Cudstodia is a Flag Leaf fungicide product for wheat, barley, and oat crops released this past year from Adama. It contains two active ingredients, azoxystrobin (the active in Quadris) and tebuconazole (the active in Folicur) that protect the plant from Leaf, Stem, and Stripe Rust as well as Septoria Leaf Blotch, Tan Spot, Net Nlotch and Spot Blotch.
A barley trial site is located south of Humboldt where Custodia is being compared to Folicur. The crop was seeded late and consequently sprayed late so there have been no visual differences observed in the field yet. Pictured on the right are oats from a Fungicide Trial near Naicam, SK. The plants on the left were treated with Custodia, while those on the right were sprayed with Acapela.
Prothioconazole Fungicide (not yet officially named)
There is a canola trial site is located south of Humboldt where the Prothioconazole product is being compared to an untreated check. There have been no visual differences observed in the field so far.
Canola Variety Trials
Victory TruFlex Trial
Want to see a full Victory Canola variety tour? Check out this link: https://youtu.be/GG2yeQkHVm4
Liberty Link Canola Trial
BrettYoung TruFlex Trial
Dekalb Liberty Link Trial
Specialty Canola Trial
Continuing Trials with Existing Products
AgXplore Fertility Products
- Charge is a phosphorous based fertilizer with the analysis 8-32-0, 0.05 zinc and added humates.
- ValuPak is a lower phosphorous content fertilizer with a 7-12-1 analysis to help pulse crops develop larger roots and shoots.
- SulPak contains 17% ammonion thiosulfate and has an analysis of 8-0-0-17 aimed at supplying mid season sulfur needs.
- BorPak contains 7.5% boron derived from boric acid along with enzymes and amino acides to aid in longer flowering periods, as well as sugar and carbohydrate transportation within the plant.
Pictured below are plant samples from the same field near Cudworth, SK. The image on the left was the most recent and shows the check on the right compared to the treatment that had Charge, SulPak and BorPak applied. The image on the right was taken earlier in the year with the treated plants on the left side and the check on the right.
Applied to wheat, barley, or oats during the grain filling stage, Active GrainFill is a Taurus Ag product that is meant to aid kernels reach their full potential weight and size. The product has an analysis of 10-14-0-6.5 and 0.005% iron. This product is being trialed to determine if a protein bump can also be achieved.
A wheat trial is being conducted with Active GrainFILL by Bruno, SK.
Crystal Green is a phosphorous fertilizer made from struvite that is extracted from city sewage systems (including Saskatoon!). With the analysis of 5-28-0-0 and 10% magnesium, it has a very low salt index and is incredibly seed safe. Unlike other fertilizer sources, it is also 100% plant available. Plant roots release citric acid which break down the prills and the nutrients are taken up by the roots. If left in water or sitting in the soil, it will not dissolve or become plant available until it encounters citric acid from plant roots.
Pictured on the left is a canola plant with the roots entwined around the white crystal green fertilizer prills. In the Bruno and Cudworth area, Crystal Green is currently being trialed and used on a variety of crops including peas, cereals, and canola.