New Fungicide Seed Treatment Offers Dual Action

BASF’s Charter F2 fungicide seed treatment has received EPA registration, and offers dual-action for wheat and barley.

“Charter F2 combines the benefits of Charter fungicide seed treatment and Acquire fungicide seed treatment for convenience of use and excellent seed safety whether applied on-farm or commercially,” says Chris Exton, marketing manager, seed treatments for BASF Crop Protection. “Charter F2 is a ready-to-use formulation that controls a broad spectrum of the toughest diseases to help barley and wheat seedlings get a strong start.”

Vigorous, disease-free emergence is critical to getting the most out of wheat. This is especially true when the crop faces pressure from disease. Charter F2 controls many of the most common disease threats in grains, including Fusarium seed rot and seedling blight, damping-off, wheat common bunt, and wheat and barley loose smut. It also provides suppression of Rhizoctonia root rot, common root rot and dry seed decay.

Charter F2 can be mixed with Stamina fungicide seed treatment for a broader and enhanced spectrum of disease control, as well as Axcess insecticide seed treatment for insect control.

“The formulation characteristics of Charter F2 make it handle well in various types of seed treatment equipment and planters in a broad range of temperatures,” Exton says. “It also results in low levels of dust off from the seed due to the built-in polymer coating."

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