Corteva Launches New Canola, Corn Seed Treatments in Canada

by | Jul 12, 2022 | Business, Seed Treatments

Corteva Agriscience has launched LumiGEN seed treatments for canola and corn in Canada for the 2023 growing season, a July 11 news release said.

Canola growers will have access to improved disease control with Corteva’s new LumiGEN seed treatments canola fungicide package. The package contains four effective modes of action for broad spectrum disease protection, including Lumiscend fungicide seed treatment, a new active ingredient for airborne blackleg protection, the release said. It translocates through seedlings to stop the growth of the blackleg fungus.

“Similar to Lumider insecticide seed treatment, this fungicide package has shown excellent early season seedling stand establishment, vigour and biomass,” Kirsten Ratzlaff, product manager for seed applied technology for Corteva Agriscience, said in the release.

For corn growers, they’ll have access to Lumialza nematicide seed treatment and Lumiscend Pro fungicide seed treatment. Lumialza is a biological seed treatment and the first corn nematicide seed treatment launched in Canada, it provides more than 80 days of root protection against a wide range of nematodes, including sting, needle, lance, stubby-root, root-knot, dagger and lesion.

“Although nematodes are impossible to detect with the naked eye, they can have a devastating effect on yield. In addition to nematode protection, the new corn disease package contains four effective modes of action for broad spectrum disease protection against pythium, rhizoctonia, fusarium and corn head smut,” Ratzlaff said.

The release noted LumiGEN seed treatment packages are exclusively available on Brevant seeds and Pioneer brand genetics.

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