UPL AgroSolutions’ Seed Treatment Approved for Aphanomyces Protection

by | Sep 12, 2022 | Crop Production, News

UPL AgroSolutions Canada Inc.’s Rancona Trio seed treatment has been approved for early season control of Aphanomyces root rot during plant emergence and early crop establishment in fields with low disease pressure in pea and lentil crops by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, a Sept. 12 news release said. Rancona Trio has also now been labelled for use in faba beans.

“Not only will Rancona Trio provide faba bean growers with a powerful tool to help combat tough seed and seedling diseases, but it will also provide pea and lentil growers with proven protection to control early season Aphanomyces outbreaks,” Tony Dalgliesh, marketing portfolio manager – seed treatment for UPL AgroSolutions, said in the release.

The release noted the three powerful fungicides of Rancona Trio offer a multi-mode combination with both contact and systemic activity for maximum protection against a broad spectrum of seed and seedling diseases in faba beans, peas, lentils, and cereal crops.

In regard to Aphanomyces protection, Rancona Trio allows your crop to establish a strong, healthy root system as early as possible to fight off the risk of Aphanomyces root rot, the release said. Rancona Trio seed treatment can help pulse crops endure disease pressures, therefore minimizing yield loss.

“In the case where fields have tested positive for Aphanomyces, Rancona Trio helps prevent the spread of the disease if the infestation is low to moderate,” Dalgliesh said. “It further helps keep spore levels down in fields where Aphanomyces is not yet suspected or detected as Aphanomyces is thought to be native to the Canadian prairies. Allowing your crop to establish a strong, healthy root system as early as possible is key to fighting off the risk of Aphanomyces.”

The release noted Rancona Trio’s easy-to-use formulation means no dilution is required, less sticking and clumping, low dust levels, easy cleanup and a lower freezing point. The flowable application technology provides superior coverage and adhesion, so more active ingredient ends up on the seed and not on the equipment, delivering more consistent protection under a wider range of conditions.

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