RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Bayer CropScience announces Emesto Silver fungicide potato seed-piece treatment was registered by the EPA and will be available in the U.S. market for the 2013 crop season.
Emesto Silver, which contains penflufen and prothioconazole, provides two modes of action to manage important seed-borne diseases, including black scurf, silver scurf and stem and stolon canker, caused by Rhizoctonia and Fusarium dry rot—even the current resistant strains. Rhizoctonia attacks tubers, underground stems and stolons and can affect size and number, reduce storability and impact yield.
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Potato Research, fungicide seed-piece treatments, such as Emesto Silver, have been shown to be more effective in reducing Rhizoctonia when seed is the primary source of inoculum (seed-borne).
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