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  • What is a DST?

  • What is a Field Marketing Specialist? 

  • Bayer Standard for Trials

  • Trial plots are side-by-side replicated comparisons at common locations to ensure virtually identical soil, moisture and other climatic conditions to provide meaningful results.  

  • Each trial contains an untreated check as a common comparison for the fungicide treatments.

  • All trials on ItPaystoSpray.ca are aggregate data compiled from over 8 years across Western Canada.

  • All trials are grower managed. They fertilize, seed and harvest each trial site using their own equipment and agronomic practices. All trials are non-inoculated and the presence of disease occurs as it naturally would.

  • Bayer has a team of 14 passionate individuals who make up the Field Marketing team, all with diverse agricultural backgrounds and expertise across Western Canada.  Each Specialist is responsible for specific regions in their area. These Specialists work alongside growers to develop the trials and work with them from start to finish; fertilizing, seeding, managing weeds, protecting against disease and eventually harvest. 
  • Since 2009, Field Marketing Specialists have assessed disease pressure in the untreated check. These assessments were completed at each application timing and 14-21 days following the final fungicide treatment. The goal of these assessments was to help illustrate the disease pressure at each location, at application timing and to help growers make decisions on their own farms about when to apply a fungicide.
  • Bayer Field Marketing Specialists monitor all trials closely and ensure the appropriate application timing of all products to maximize the validity of the results. In most cases fungicides are applied at the flag leaf and early flowering stages. Applications made at each stage are applied on the same day utilizing label rates of each fungicide. Any other required crop production practices are conducted uniformly across the trial as not to influence results.

  • Each trial is replicated twice within the same field so as to ensure field characteristics do not advantage or disadvantage any treatment. Factors such as varying soil types, environmental extremes or pest damage can affect uniformity across the trial. By using statistical analysis it can be determined that the differences between fungicide treatments are attributed to the effect of the fungicide, not other factors. If variability between the replications is too high the differences may be attributed to other factors. In this case the trial is cancelled.
  • Each fungicide treatment is harvested by the grower. One full swather or combine header width is cut down the center of each strip and this is used to determine yield as the harvested area can be accurately calculated.
  • Each fungicide treatment is one sprayer width wide and approximately 500 feet long.
  • Comparisons are completed at harvest and weigh wagons are used for accuracy – Yields are standardized with adjustment for dockage and moisture. Treatment samples are analyzed for various quality parameters like grade.
  • For fungicide treatments that are applied at heading samples are analyzed to assess levels of vomitoxin (DON) and fusarium damaged kernels (FDKs) versus untreated treatments within the same trial.

9 Year Summary

2016 Cereal Fungicide Demonstration Strip Trial Summary

The results are undeniable. Across a wide range of geography, weather, soil conditions and disease pressure, your fungicide application continues to provide improved quality and a superior return on investment.

With 9 consecutive years of yield and quality data from grower-cooperated trials, the Fungicide DST Program is the largest data set of its kind in Western Canada, offering irrefutable proof that fungicides consistently contribute to your bottom line. 

 

Source: 2008-2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Cereal DSTs, 103 trials.

*Includes data from sites using Folicur 432F 

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

 

+5.7 bu./ac. advantage for Folicur EW (200mL/ac.) at head timing

+7.8 bu./ac. advantage for Prosaro (325mL/ac.) at head timing

 

WHEAT YIELD IN DRY YEARS

Even in a dry year, Prosaro provides a 3.9 bushel per acre gain in yield over the untreated check.

In dry years, in wet years, in heavy disease locations to minimal disease risk areas, Bayer fungicides continue to prove their worth.

Some growers believe that fungicides will not provide a good return in lower moisture seasons, but our research shows that it can pay to spray, even in dry years.*

*Note: Dry year is defined as <85% of average growing season precipitation

 


                                                                                    

Source: 2008-2015 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Cereal DSTs.

*Includes data from sites using Folicur 432F

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

 

7-YEAR BARLEY YIELD RESULTS SUMMARY

 

Source: 2009-2014 and 2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Cereal DSTs, 40 trials.

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

Seven consecutive years of trial data shows that Folicur EW applied at 200 mL/ac. at the flag leaf timing in barley provides a +6.2 bu./ac. increase over untreated, while Prosaro provides an +8.6 bu./ac. increase.

 

6-YEAR OAT YIELD RESULTS SUMMARY

Source: 2009-2014 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Cereal DSTs, 18 trials.

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

 

Delaro Summary

Western Canada Delaro DST Results Summary

After years of high-quality grower-cooperated Demonstration Strip Trials in cereal crops, Bayer has expanded the program to include pulse crops.

Pulse crops can be vulnerable to a host of diseases, but the 2015/16 Fungicide trials now show there’s a way to significantly increase your crop’s potential and decrease your risk. New Delaro fungicide was put to the test and results show that it provides first class protection so you can get the most out of your pulse crops.

Yield Results

Despite dry conditions in 2015 and wet conditions in 2016, yield increases of 15% were achieved with a Delaro application in both years!

Lentil Summary

Delaro outperformed Priaxor at high rate and Headline in both 2015 and 2016

 

Source: 2015-2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Lentil DSTs, 12 trials (2015), 9 trials (2016).

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

 

Delaro followed by Proline in Lentils

 Lentil trial results show that when Delaro is followed by an application of Proline, on average there is greater than 13% yield gain over Delaro alone and 19% over untreated.

 

 Source: 2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated lentil trials, 4 trials (2016)

 

 

Pea Summary

An average yield increase of 8.1 bu/ac. with Delaro across 15 trials in 2016.

Source: 2015-2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated Pea DSTs, 12 trials (2015), 15 trials (2016).

Your results may vary according to agronomic, environmental and pest pressure variables.

 

A picture says a thousand words - 2016 Pea Fungicide Trial

 Below is drone footage of our Deloraine trial in Manitoba on peas.  Delaro treatments are the only green trials against competitors and untreated.

 

 

Source: 2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated pea trial, 2016

 


 

Proline Summary

Your Best Defense Against Sclerotinia

No two seasons are alike.  With its ability to remain dormant and overwinter for multiple seasons, the risk of a sclerotinia outbreak can be difficult to access and can affect your crop regardless of weather.  Planning for a fungicide in your canola crop is key to maintaining your yield, because once signs of infection are visible, it's too late.

Results show that Proline offers greater than 10% in yield gain over the untreated check





Source:  2016 Bayer grower-cooperated replicated trials, 6 trials


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