So the question is – why choose Raxil®?
- Raxil continues to be the number one seed treatment on the market with best in class control of true loose smut and seed- and soil-borne fusarium in cereals
- Easy-to-apply formulation that combines the systemic fungicides tebuconazole and metalaxyl
- Goes beyond true loose smut and fusarium, protecting against all of the most serious early season diseases in wheat, barley and oats
- Ready-to-use micro-dispersion formula is designed for both commercial and on-farm treating applications
- Raxil provided, on average, an 8% yield increase over untreated seed in internal and independent research trials
- Unlike other seed treatments available, Raxil's viscosity does not change until it freezes (-16°C)
What's more, Raxil continues to be the most robust disease label on the market and the number one choice among Canadian cereal growers.
- 10 L jug
- 58.5 L drum
- 175.5 L drum
- 1,000 L tote
Raxil PRO Shield
- 10 L of Raxil PRO is provided in a 13 L jug with 1.55 L of Stress Shield*
- 175.5 L of Raxil PRO is provided in a 210 L tote with 27 L of Stress Shield
*Products need to be mixed in larger container.
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||10 L jug
|58.5 L jug
|175.5 L drum
|1,000 L tote
|Raxil PRO Shield
||10 L of Raxil PRO in 13 L jug, add 1.54 L of Stress Shield
|175.5 L of Raxil PRO in 210 L tote, add 27 L of Stress Shield
|*all calculations are based on the lowest labelled rate for each product.
Mixing of Raxil PRO Shield
If you have experienced trouble transferring or mixing Stress Shield into the 175.5L Raxil PRO tote complete the following few simple steps
Raxil provides superior protection against the most damaging diseases for cereal crops. Registered for all types of wheat, barley and oats, Raxil is chosen more than any other seed treatment to provide the best defense against yield losses caused by seed- and soil-borne diseases.
What makes the strength of Raxil even more impressive is its combined control of all smuts, bunts, seed rots and seedling blights caused by fusarium and other pathogens.
Fusarium in Wheat
Fusarium doesn’t just cause head blight, it also causes seed rot, seedling blight and root rot, harming crop establishment and reducing yields by up to 8%.
Update – Fusarium Impact
- Fusarium continues to spread across the Prairies. Incidence varies from year to year and from region to region but it continues to be present throughout Western Canada. The best protection and plan for reducing this pathogen is a Prosaro application in the fall followed with Raxil PRO applied to the seed in the spring.
Fusarium Incidence Based on Percentage of Samples with FDK Present in 2014 CWRS
Source: Canadian Grain Commission
Protect Against Fusarium Infections
Seed-borne infections of fusarium lead to:
- Poor emergence
- Seedling blight
- Pathogen buildup in the soil
- Potential for future head blight infections
Raxil is a valuable tool to limit the spread of fusarium into new areas and to protect the emerging crop from infection by existing soil inoculum. When it comes to fusarium control, Raxil is the clear winner.
The Toughest On Smut
Raxil's systemic activity protects barley right from the time it hits the ground, helping the crop get off to a healthy start. Seeds germinate quickly to produce vigorous seedlings.
Smut in Barley
True loose smut causes significant damage to barley yields – up to 20% if left unchecked. Raxil works to protect barley from systemic movement of true loose smut. This inside-out protection helps crops get off to a healthy start.
- In 2010, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada surveys showed that up to 57% of all 6-row barley fields and 7% of all 2-row barley fields in Western Canada were infected with true loose smut
- The disease is prevalent in most of Western Canada
When compared with untreated crop and the closest competitor, Raxil provides increased control over true loose smut in barley.
Increased True Loose Smut Control in Barley
Source: 5 Bayer internal research trials (2004-2005)