Friday, November 3, 2017

Bayer launches Prosaro XTR fungicide, delivering higher yields to Canadian cereal growers

Bayer has announced the launch of Prosaro® XTR, a powerful cereal fungicide that allows growers to achieve their best yield yet,while maintaining superior quality and disease control.
Prosaro XTR logo

Calgary, AB (November 1, 2017) – Bayer has announced the launch of Prosaro® XTR, a powerful cereal fungicide that allows growers to achieve their best yield yet, while maintaining superior quality and disease control.

The latest innovation to join Bayer’s leading fungicide family, Prosaro XTR offers high protection for grain quality like Prosaro (retaining prothioconazole and tebuconazole), with an enhanced formula to help plants metabolize and remove stressors faster, delivering a healthier and higher yielding crop.

“At Bayer, we are committed to supporting growers in their efforts to safeguard the world’s food supply. Achieving maximum yield potential, without compromising on quality and disease control is a priority,” said James Humphris, Crop Manager, Cereals at Bayer. “Prosaro XTR delivers the high protection for grain quality that growers trust in Prosaro, in a new enhanced formulation that delivers increased yield.”

Recent Prosaro XTR trials in wheat demonstrated an impressive +1.9 bu./ac. yield advantage over the industry leading Prosaro and +6.5 bu./ac. over untreated . Ten years of field-scale cereal fungicide trials continue to show that application at head timing delivers the best results in terms of yield and quality.

“Prosaro XTR delivers exceptional foliar and head disease control,” said Humphris. “Application at head timing continues to offer growers the best of both worlds: protection of the flag leaf and of the head during the critical grain fill period, and peace of mind they are doing the most to protect the yield and quality of their crop.”

Prosaro XTR delivers the same performance, handling and stability attributes of the current Prosaro formulation. In addition to being registered on wheat, barley and oats, growers will be able to apply Prosaro XTR on rye, triticale and canary seed.

For more information regarding Prosaro XTR, growers are encouraged to talk to their local retailer or visit cropscience.bayer.ca/ProsaroXTR.

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James Humphris,
Crop Manager, Cereals
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Phone: 403-723-4541
james.humphris@bayer.com
Lauren Davis
Marketing Communications Manager
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Phone: 403-723-7450
lauren.davis@bayer.com
Jackie Elliott
Account Director
Weber Shandwick Canada
Phone: 416-642-7899
jelliott@webershandwick.com
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