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Fluency Agent Advanced

Overview

Fluency Agent Advanced is a seed lubricant for corn and soybeans from Bayer. It is a replacement for talc, graphite and talc / graphite blended seed lubricants.

Fluency Agent Advanced is an improved version of the original Fluency Agent. It’s been optimized for easier handling, including enhanced uniformity and reduced residue buildup. These characteristics will allow for improved measuring, pouring and mixing of product and less residue in the seed hopper.

Fluency Agent Advanced reduces the amount of insecticide active ingredient released in treated seed dust during planting by more than 88%1 as compared to talc, therefore reducing the risk of exposure to non-target insects, including bees.

To ensure that grower practices help promote agricultural sustainability, we encourage growers to follow these tips:

C Communicate planting activities to neighbouring beekeepers when practical and be aware of beehives adjacent to the planting area.
A Be aware of wind speed and direction during planting, particularly in areas with flowering crops.
R Reduce risk to pollinators by eliminating or reducing flowering weeds in fields when practical.
E Ensure seed is planted correctly. To help protect the environment, clean planters and seed boxes in a way to minimize dust release and ensure treated seed is planted at the proper depth.

Fluency Agent Advanced Safety Data Sheet

Click here for more information about the Bayer Bee Care program.

1When using a deflector and used in accordance with label directions.

Application Tips


Carefully follow use directions for this seed flow lubricant.

Application Tips



  • Use 1/8 cup per seed unit
  • Always stir or mix the product into the seed.  Make sure Fluency Agent Advanced is dispersed and not clumped together. Mixing should not take more than 30 seconds
  • Centre fill planters
    • as the seed is loading, apply Fluency Agent Advanced intermittently and directly into the hopper with the seed; or
    • as the seed is loading, apply Fluency Agent Advanced intermittently onto the conveyor or auger as the seed is being carried to the hopper
  • Use in all makes and types of seed equipment that recommend the use of a seed lubricant

 

For more information about Fluency Agent Advanced from Bayer contact your Bayer sales representative or talk to your seed supplier.

Rates of Application  
Crop Application Rate Seed Unit Size  Application Rate Per Single Seed Unit
Corn 1/8 cup 80,000 seeds  8 grams
Soybeans 1/8 cup 140,000 seeds  8 grams

 

Fluency Agent Advanced was rated as equal to or better than other seed flow lubricants. -2013 in field research on 13,000 acres.

FAQs

Q: What is Fluency Agent Advanced?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced, from Bayer, is a corn and soybean seed flow lubricant designed to replace talc, graphite and blended talc/graphite seed flow lubricants. It’s a white polyethylene-wax-based powder designed to reduce dust released during planting. Fluency Agent Advanced is an improved version of the original Fluency Agent. It’s been optimized for easier handling, including enhanced uniformity and reduced residue buildup. These characteristics will allow for improved measuring, pouring and mixing of product and less residue in the seed hopper. When used and applied as directed, Fluency Agent Advanced reduces the potential risk of exposure to pollinators from neonicotinoid treated seed.

Click here to download a copy of Fluency Agent Advanced FAQs. (PDF - 5.96 MB)

Q: Why is it important to use?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced reduces risk of exposure to bees from active ingredient from neonicotinoid treated seed during planting. It does this by reducing the amount of active ingredient that is released from the planter exhaust. Trial results show that Fluency Agent Advanced can reduce seed dust emissions by more than 88% as compared to talc1

1 When also using a deflector and used in accordance with label directions

Q: How will Fluency Agent Advanced impact my planting?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced will not affect planting. Comments from farmers who participated in field trials were that Fluency Agent Advanced performed as well as or better than the original fluency agent, talc, graphite and blended talc/graphite seed flow lubricants.

Q: How much do I use? What is the rate?
A: Proper use rate is important. One 400 g container of Fluency Agent Advanced treats approximately 50 units (50 bags) of seed (1 tote or bulk tender unit). 1/8 of a cup (measured using the green measuring scoop provided) treats one unit (1 bag) of seed. Note: This rate is much lower than talc and graphite and it is important not to over apply as performance will be affected.

Q: Do I have to use Fluency Agent Advanced when I plant corn and soybeans?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced is a seed flow lubricant the PMRA permits for use with neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed.

Q: At what temperature should Fluency Agent Advanced be stored?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced is very stable, and storage temperature should not be a concern. Bayer has tested the product in many environments, including temperatures common in cold Canadian winters and during hot, sunny days when planter hoppers/containers become very heated. In all cases, the product has remained uniform, and performance has not been altered.

Q: If I don’t use a seed flow lubricant, do I need to use Fluency Agent Advanced?
A: If you do not use a seed flow lubricant, then you do not need to use Fluency Agent Advanced. Other cases where Fluency Agent Advanced is not required include:

  • farmers not planting neonicotinoid treated seed (for example, seed treated with a fungicide-only seed treatment); and
  • farmers who use a mechanical lubricant only.

For example, farmers not using vacuum planters will often use graphite as a mechanical lubricant, as in the case with planters that use finger pickups. Even though Fluency Agent Advanced is not mandated in this case, it has been proven to perform to the same level as graphite. Fluency Agent Advanced can be used with all makes and types of planters.

Q: How should farmers apply Fluency Agent Advanced when using centre-fill hoppers?
A: When it comes to application, proper distribution of the product is important. In the case of centre-fill hoppers, farmers have a couple of effective options:

  • as the seed is loading, apply Fluency Agent Advanced intermittently and directly into the hopper with the seed; or
  • as the seed is loading, apply Fluency Agent Advanced intermittently onto the conveyor or auger as the seed is being carried to the hopper

One 400 g container of Fluency Agent Advanced treats approximately 50 units (50 bags) of seed (1 tote or bulk tender unit). 1/8 of a cup (measured using the green measuring scoop provided) treats one unit (1 bag) of seed.

Q: How should farmers add Fluency Agent Advanced when loading the planter with a tote or Probox?
A: Put Fluency Agent Advanced on top of the seed in tote or Probox and disperse it with a stick or an appropriately gloved hand before emptying into planter.

Q: Why has the PMRA mandated the use of Fluency Agent Advanced?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced was shown to reduce the potential risk of exposure to pollinators from treated seeds by significantly decreasing the amount of insecticide active ingredient released in treated seed dust during planting.

Q: Does Fluency Agent Advanced clump?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced is an improved version of the original Fluency Agent and is designed to greatly reduce/eliminate clumping. Growers should always follow the label. Make sure to disperse Fluency Agent Advanced in the seed.

Q: What is the cost of Fluency Agent Advanced?
A: One 400 g container of Fluency Agent Advanced is sold at an SRP of $28.75. One container treats approximately 50 units (bags), or approximately 125 acres of corn.

Fluency Agent Advanced is a stewardship initiative for Bayer and the agriculture industry.

Q: Will Fluency Agent Advanced work with my make and model of planter?
A: Fluency Agent Advanced can be used with all makes and models of planters.

Q: Where can I buy Fluency Agent Advanced?
A: Seed companies are distributing the product  and the best time to purchase your Fluency Agent Advanced is during
seed pickup. Some equipment dealers may also carry Fluency Agent Advanced.

Q: Will Fluency Agent Advanced affect planting accuracy?
A: When used according to the label directions, Fluency Agent Advanced was rated as equal to or better than other seed flow lubricants and shows no difference in skips, doubles or drops as compared to talc, graphite or talc/graphite blended seed flow lubricants.

For Pollinator Protection Best Management Practices, go to Health Canada’s pollinator protection page:
www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pollinators

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