Straxan fungicide seed treatment, a seed and soil-borne cereal disease treatment, has commercially launched in Canada, an Oct. 4 news release from Corteva said.
Straxan provides advanced protection against early season diseases such as Fusarium species, Rhizoctonia, true loose smut and more. It helps maximize crop stand establishment and yield potential, the release said.
“Protecting yield potential from persistent diseases will always be a priority for cereal farmers, which is why it was important for us to bring a complete and versatile option like Straxan fungicide seed treatment to the Western Canadian market,” Kirsten Ratzlaff, portfolio manager for seed applied technologies and biologicals at Corteva Agriscience, said in the release. “In addition to its strong disease protection, Straxan offers an easy-to-apply formulation that provides flexibility – both through commercial seed treaters and on-farm equipment – and stable application under varying conditions and temperatures.”
Straxen has a highly compatible formulation and can be used with multiple seed treatment products, the release noted. It includes Lumivia CPL insecticide seed treatment that delivers the broadest cereal seedling insect protection on the market for long-lasting control of wireworms, cutworms and more.
“Seed treatments help crops get off to their best possible start, and Corteva continues to invest in R&D to deliver robust seed treatment offerings to Canadian farmers,” Ratzlaff said. “Straxan fungicide seed treatment fortifies Corteva’s industry-leading cereal protection portfolio, equipping farmers with a tool that will help each seed reach its genetic potential.”