Tough Times, Easy Decision

Every year, growers continue to face tough decisions, but a fungicide application doesn’t need to be one of them. Prosaro® and Folicur® EW fungicides continue to provide some of the highest returns on investment (ROI) for your farm.

Time and time again, fungicides add value
Recent cereal prices have left some growers questioning how they can save on input costs, but will cutting a fungicide treatment really save you money? According to the most extensive Bayer CropScience Cereal Fungicide Demonstration Strip Trial (DST) program in Western Canada, the answer is often no. In many cases, the failure to use a fungicide can cost you money, warns Jared Veness, Cereal Fungicides Portfolio Manager, Bayer CropScience.

“We now have six years of fungicide trial data over a wide geography and environmental conditions that clearly illustrates, there’s not too many situations where you don’t get a good return on your fungicide investment. Even with the lower prices we’ve seen heading into the 2014 season, the use of a fungicide to protect both yield and quality still contributes positively to the bottom line.


Wheat at $4.50/bu.
The table below utilizes 6 years' worth of wheat DST trial data and factors in 2014 Suggested Retail Pricing of products with a wheat commodity price of $4.50 per bushel and an estimated application cost of $5.00/acre.

Wheat at $4.50/bu.

 

Wheat at $6.50/bu.
The table below utilizes 6 years' worth of wheat DST trial data and factors in 2014 Suggested Retail Pricing of products with a wheat commodity price of $6.50 per bushel and an estimated application cost of $5.00/acre.

Wheat at $6.50/bu.

 

Folicur EW – put time on your side
From flag leaf to heading, Folicur EW has one of the widest windows of application available on the market. This combined with its long-lasting protection provides cereal growers with unsurpassed timing flexibility. Additionally, Folicur EW also has two different rate options; a ¾ rate for specifically targeting leaf diseases and full rate for effectively managing both leaf and head diseases.

Prosaro – where quality meets quantity
Applied at head timing, Prosaro offers cereal growers the best of both worlds, two leading actives (tebuconazole and prothioconazole) for unparalleled disease protection and exceptional yields. In addition to its impressive leaf disease control, Prosaro also provides excellent fusarium head blight protection and is the market leader for reduction in deoxynivalenol (DON) levels and fusarium damaged kernels (FDKs) that can downgrade your grain.

Find out more about Folicur EW and Prosaro.

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