Research results show that Proline sets a new standard for disease control in canola. Proline provides a high level of consistent sclerotinia control when applied between the 20% and 50% flower stage.
Sclerotinia Control in Canola
Source: 5 Bayer trials – 2001 to 2002.
Sclerotinia Disease Control in Canola
Stem infection incidence reduction UTC average disease incidence = 47%
Source: 6 Bayer trials – 2000 to 2003.
Research has shown that Proline provides the best protection globally in both wheat and barley against fusarium head blight (FHB). Research has also shown that cereal crops treated with Proline can result in grain with significantly reduced levels of mycotoxins, especially deoxynivalenol (DON). When Proline is applied to wheat at early flowering, DON levels are dramatically reduced compared to an untreated check.
DON Reduction in Wheat
Source: 6 Bayer trials – 2003 to 2004.
Proline is the only fungicide registered to suppress fusarium and gibberella ear rot, and because of its activity on gibberella ear rot, Proline effectively reduces DON levels, too. Proline provides the best yield increase when disease is present – giving you a better return on your investment.
||Timing of application is critical. For optimum protection against Fusarium head blight, apply from when at least 75% of the wheat heads on the main stem are fully emerged to when 50%of the heads on the main stem are in flower
||Unlike wheat, which flowers after it has completely headed, barley begins to flower in the boot. While the disease can infect the barley head prior to total head emergence, it is important to wait until most of the barley heads have emerged to attain maximum coverage. Applying Proline at this time will protect the exposed florets from the risk of infection. Delaying application past head emergence will reduce protection and increase the risk of disease infection
||The goal when applying Proline is to protect as many canola flower petals as possible, prior to significant petal drop. The optimum timing is between 20 and 30% bloom. Application with Proline fungicide can occuf from 20 - 50% bloom. To accurately identify the bloom stage of your crop, follow these steps: 1. Find the main stem. 2. Pull off the secondary branches. 3. Count only the open flowers on the main stem including aborted flowers and newly formed pods. 4. Sample several plants across the field.
||Apply from the development stage of corn between the tip of stigmata visible (silking, BBCH 63) to the stigmata drying stage (silk browning, BBCH 67) to reduce both disease symptoms and levels of mycotoxin in the grain.
||R 1-R 5 (R 2-R 3 or at onset of pod formation is optimal).
For all other crops consult the label.
|A non-ionic surfactant is not required when applying Proline on canola, pulses, corn or soybeans.
|Canola - 128 mL/ac. 5.1 L jug (standard rate) treats 40 acres
|Cereals - 128 mL/ac. 5.1 L jug treats 40 acres (apply with non-ionic surfactant)
|Corn - 170 mL/ac. 5.1 L jug treats 30 acres
|Soybeans - 128 mL/ac. 5.1 L jug treats 40 acres
|Aerial - 50 L/ha (4.5 gal./ac.)
|Ground - 175 L/ha (19 gal./ac.)