Take a closer look at how Proline reduces sclerotinia infection:
Western Canada 6-Year Canola Results
Canola demonstration strip trial (DST) results over 6 years show that Proline will deliver an average yield increase of +3.7 bu./ac over the untreated check. In a high disease pressure situation that yield increase jumps to +5.9 bu./ac.
Control Sclerotinia for exceptional yield performance
Sclerotinia can wreak havoc on your bottom line. Even more alarming? Sclerotinia can remain relatively undetected for long periods of time and once it becomes visible – it’s already too late.
Sclerotinia infection in canola occurs primarily at flowering from air-borne ascospores which infect blossoms during periods of extended wetness.
- Soft, watery rot
- Premature ripening
- Pale grey or white lesions on stems, branches, pods
- Straw-coloured plants
- Frequent lodging and shattering at swathing
- Premature death and ripening, as if the crop was cut two weeks too early
Infection can result in:
- Decreased yield potential
- Death of plant before seed development
- Uneven seed maturation
- Under-developed seed pods
- Reduced seed weight
- Increased risk of losses in swath
The loss of crop by this disease is often overlooked. The economic implication of sclerotinia is significant when you do the math.
Key Challenges with Sclerotinia:
- Variability in its prevalence and severity from year to year, region to region, and field to field
- Prevalence has a direct correlation to above-average moisture
- Even after infection, the severity of symptoms and the effect on yield will vary according to temperature, rainfall, crop density and especially the crop stage at the time of infection
- Regular rains or high humidity a few weeks before and during flowering generally result in sclerotinia infection. If these conditions continue after flowering, severity of the disease can be high and yield loss can be significant
At Bayer, we could say a lot about our Proline® fungicide. But we’d rather let our growers do the talking.