Titan Emesto


Titan® Emesto® is the number one potato seed-piece treatment used by Canadian potato growers. The unique red formulation is easy to apply and easy to see. It also protects against the broadest spectrum of insects plus all major seed-borne diseases - even providing two modes of action against fusarium, even current resistant strains. It takes a lot of confidence to grow a healthy potato crop season after season, and we’re proud Canadian potato growers keep choosing Titan Emesto to do it. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Group 4 insecticide
  • Group 3 and 7 fungicides
  • A complete liquid insecticide and fungicide potato seed-piece treatment for protection against major insects and diseases in one convenient package
  • A co-pak of Titan (the broadest spectrum seed-piece insecticide) + Emesto Silver (a fungicide with two new modes of action) for an all liquid seed-piece treatment
  • Excellent fusarium tuber rot control (including current resistant strains)
  • Superior control of seed-borne rhizoctonia (black scurf and stem and stolon canker)
  • Good activity on silver scurf
  • Unsurpassed insect control
  • Coloured formulation that facilitates safe and uniform application
  • Low dose rate
  • Low water volumes

Product Summary

Seed Treatment

Product Type

  • Seed Treatment


  • Potatoes
Diseases Controlled

Diseases Controlled

  • Fusarium Tuber Rot
  • Seed-Borne Rhizoctonia
  • Silver Scuf
Diseases Supressed

Diseases Suppressed

Insects Controlled

Insects Controlled

Groups and Active Ingredients

Groups and Active Ingredients

  • Clothianidin Group 4
  • Penflufen Group 3
  • Prothioconazole Group 7
Formulation Type

Formulation Type

  • Flowable Liquid


  • 3 L Jug (Regular)
  • 3.85 L Jug (Silver)


What Growers Need: Talking about Titan Emesto

Discover the confidence Canadian potato growers have about using Titan Emesto and its unique red coverage. Click here for French subtitles.


What Growers Use: Titan Emesto Harvest Results

See the positive results Canadian potato growers achieved using Titan Emesto on their potato crops. Click here for French subtitles.

Active Ingredients

Group 4
Group 4
Group 7
Group 7
Group 3
Group 3


Insects Controlled

Colorado potato beetle
Fusarium Tuber Rot
Potato flea beetle
Potato leafhopper
Seed-borne Rhizoctonia

Insects Suppressed

Silver Scurf
Wireworm  *

* When Titan is used at the high rate (20.8mL per 100 kg seed pieces (9.5 mL/cwt)

Province of Registration

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Application Tips

Emesto Silver 20 mL/100 kg seed (9.1 mL/cwt seed)
Titan 15.6 mL/100 kg seed (7.1 mL/cwt seed)


Solution Volume
  • No more than 150 mL of total solution volume/100 kg seed (68 mL/cwt seed)


Application Tips

  • For optimal disease and insect control, good uniform coverage of the seed-piece is required
  • Seed-pieces should be treated immediately after cutting
  • An application of an absorbent ingredient may be applied to improve suberization
  • Avoid treating excessively sprouted seed
  • Treatment of mechanically damaged, or poor quality or low vigour seed may result in reduced germination, vigour and/or yield
  • If cut seed-pieces need to be stored or held for a few days, make sure that there is adequate cool air movement through the pile of cut seed potatoes at relative humidity of 85-90%. Store cut seed at or below 7 °C. Temperatures above 10 °C promote soft rot in seed. Cut and treated seed should not be piled above 1.8 m in height.
  • After cutting, treated seed pieces should be planted in soil above 7 °C with adequate soil moisture required for planting
  • When transporting Titan Emesto treated seed, make sure the seed is covered with a tarp
  • Due to seed quality and storage conditions beyond the control of Bayer, no claims are made with regard to germination of potato seed-pieces after treatment with Titan Emesto


Rotational Crops

  • Corn, canola and potatoes may be re-planted at any time
  • A 30-day plant-back interval for cereal grains, grasses, non-grass animal feeds, soybeans and dried beans is required
  • A one-year plant-back interval is required for leafy, root and tuber vegetables (except potatoes)


Fusarium Research Trials

* Trials may contain fusarium resistant strains that are resistant to industry standards.

Seed-Borne Rhizoctonia Research Trials


Silver Scurf Research Trials

Resistance Management

  • Rotate the use of Titan Emesto with different groups that control the same pests
  • For disease resistance management, Titan Emesto is not recommended on two consecutive seed generations
  • Determine pesticide use on an Integrated Pest Management program that includes scouting, record keeping and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices

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