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Bayer Raxil PRO Shield - Emerge Stronger



Emerge Stronger

Not only does Raxil® PRO SHIELD provide all the same early-season establishment and disease protection benefits of Raxil PRO, it also gives you the added power of Stress Shield® to control wireworms and provide additional plant health benefits to help protect against unforeseen seasonal stresses.

Product Summary

Seed Treatment

Product Type

  • Seed Treatment


  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Oats
Diseases Controlled

Diseases Controlled

Diseases Supressed

Diseases Suppressed

Insects Controlled

Insects Controlled

  • Wireworms (SHIELD Only)
Groups and Active Ingredients

Groups and Active Ingredients

  • Metalaxyl Group 4
  • Prothioconazole Group 3
  • Tebuconazole Group 3
  • Imidacloprid Group 4 (Insecticide)
Formulation Type

Formulation Type

  • Micro-Dispersion/Suspension


  • 10 L Jug
  • 58.5 L Drum
  • 175.5 L Drum
  • 1,000 L Tote

Raxil PRO SHIELD Advantage

What's the Stress Shield Difference?

Stress Shield is an insecticide engineered to not only protect your field against wireworms, but it also has improved plant health benefits. Under ideal conditions plants will dedicate available energy to increase growth and seed production. However, when a plant encounters pests, drought, heat or other stressors, they will re-direct energy stores to protect themselves.

Stress Shield curtails the negative effects of plant stressors by supplying a supplemental energy pool for plants to perform internal repairs and initiate other coping systems.

Stress Shield results in:
  • Higher performing root systems
  • Improved vigour
  • Robust growth and increased yield
  • Improved ability to better cope with unforeseen seasonal stresses
  • Wireworm protection: Through ingestion and/or contact, the active ingredient in Stress Shield (imidacloprid) prevents wireworms from feeding on cereal crops, forcing them into a prolonged coma-like state



Resulting Seed Damage

Resulting Seed Damage
Source: University of Nebraska Entomology Dept.

Wireworm Damage to Crop

Wireworm Damage to Crop

Raxil PRO SHIELD for a Stronger Crop

Plant Stand and Yield Increase in Wheat

Plant Stand and Yield Increase in Wheat

Source: 2012 and 2015 Bayer Trials, 11 trials.

Active Ingredients


Group 3 Group 4
Group 3
Group 4


Group 4
Group 4
(Stress Shield)




Diseases Controlled




Disease Comparisons
Barley leaf stripe
Covered smut
Barley, Oats
False loose smut
True loose smut
Loose smut
Oats, Wheat
Common bunt
Wheat, Rye, Triticale
Seed rot, pre-emergent damping off caused by seed- and soil-borne Fusarium spp., Cochliobolus sativus and soil-borne Pythium spp.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Seedling blight caused by seed-borne Fusarium spp., Cochliobolus sativus, soil-borne Fusarium spp. and Pythium spp.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Post-emergent damping off caused by seed- and soil-borne Fusarium spp., Cochliobolus sativus
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Seed rot, pre- and post-emergent damping off and seedling blight caused by seed-borne Aspergillus spp.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Root and crown rot caused by seed- and soil-borne Fusarium spp.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Common root rot caused by seed- and soil-borne Cochliobolus sativus
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Seedling blight caused by seed-borne Penicillium spp.
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale
Seed rot, pre-emergent damping off and root rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani
Wheat, Rye, Oats, Triticale

Insect Control with Stress Shield (imidacloprid)

Wheat, Barley, Oats

Application Guidelines


Standard Application Rate 325 mL (Raxil PRO) + 50 mL (Stress Shield) /100 kg
Container Size 10 L + 1.54 L 175.5 L + 27 L
Wheat (bushels) 113 1,985
Barley (bushels) 141 2,481
Oats (bushels) 200 3,502

Calculations for amount treated are based on wheat = 60 lbs/bushel, barley = 48 lbs/bushel and oats = 34 lbs/bushel. Always treat based on actual seed weight for best results. These ratings are based on labels, internal trial comparisons and feedback from industry. Always consult the product’s label for registered rates, diseases controlled, and safe handling procedures.

Mixing of Raxil PRO Shield

Raxil Bulk Containers

Click here for more information on the new Seed Treatment packaging.

Tips & Tricks

Treat your seeds right

There are a lot of factors that go into making sure you get the most out of your seed treatment. How full is your auger? How warm or how cold are your seeds? This video takes the guess work out of all that so you can avoid costly mistakes and make sure you're always covered.

  • Designed for commercial application and on-farming treating with conventional seed-treating equipment
  • Accurate application rates and uniform distribution are fundamental to top performance – mix seed and seed treatment quickly and uniformly
  • Raxil has a freezing point of -16°C and its viscosity does not change until it freezes. If the product does freeze, thaw to 5°C to 10°C and mix thoroughly
  • Do not freeze Stress Shield
  • Refer to the label and instructions supplied with treating systems for complete information on proper application techniques
  • Allow adequate time for the seed treatment to dry on the seed
  • Always wear personal protective equipment when handling seed treatments or treated seed
  • Always calibrate seeding equipment with treated seed, as seed flow can be affected
  • Always ensure proper mixing of the two products before application. Although not needed, conditions sometimes warrant additional water. Water added to Raxil can help increase coverage of the seed. A 3:1 product to water ratio is the maximum you would need. This can help when applying to barley and under cold temperatures to help facilitate proper seed coverage

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