Trivapro Fungicide Yield Results Elevate 2016 Crop Outlook
As growers evaluate business models and consider their 2016 management plans, strong first-year trial results for Trivapro fungicide from Syngenta show just how much the latest crop protection tool can help maximize yield and profit potential.
Under heavier than normal disease pressure, several 2015 field trials conducted in the Midwest and South reported high returns in corn, soybeans and wheat, after applications of Trivapro. In corn, treated fields produced 16 to 53 more bushels per acre (bu/A) than those left untreated. On average, across the U.S., Trivapro-treated corn produced a 21 bu/A increase over untreated and competitive brands.
The gains didn’t end there. Researchers saw marked increases in other row crops as well. Trivapro-treated soybeans produced an average of 6 bu/A more beans, and Trivapro-treated wheat yielded 13 to 28 bu/A more wheat than untreated and competitive brands.
“Everyone knows heavy disease pressure took its toll on corn, soybean, and wheat yields in 2015, even those treated with competitive fungicide brands,” said Andrew Fisher, fungicide brand manager at Syngenta. “Yet, in our Trivapro trials, we consistently saw significant yield results.”
What sets Trivapro apart from competitors is active ingredient Solatenol fungicide, the most potent SDHI on the market. Solatenol binds to the waxy layer of the leaf, maximizing the length of control. Teamed up with proven performers, azoxystrobin and propiconazole, growers can expect excellent preventive and curative disease control to hold rusts, leaf spots and blights completely at bay.
“Trivapro provides the best protection against row crop diseases, in addition to great crop enhancement benefits,” said Scott Cully, Syngenta agronomy service representative.
“We saw intense disease pressure in Illinois corn trials that greatly compromised unprotected crops and those treated with competitive brands, leading to premature plant death. With Trivapro, the plants remained green and alive approximately one to three weeks longer, and the stalks were noticeably stronger. This allowed more time for grain fill as well as improved grain quality and harvestability at the end of the season,” said Cully.
Plant pathologists predicted heavy disease pressure for 2016, due to mild winter weather in most corn-growing geographies. True to their predictions, early rust pressure has hit the South, Midwest and some Western states. Among other diseases, Northern corn leaf blight and frogeye leaf spot have also been flagged as likely threats.
In the face of low commodity prices, strategic applications of a broad-spectrum fungicide like Trivapro will be key this year to protecting yield, crop quality and, ultimately, profit potential.
“If you’re looking for the consistency of harder-working, longer-lasting residual control plus crop enhancement benefits to help maximize your return on investment, you’re going to get the best performance out of Trivapro,” Fisher said.