Miravis Ace fungicide for improved control of Fusarium head blight (head scab) in wheat is now available from Syngenta for the 2019 season, according to a press release at Syngenta.com. The convenient premix of propiconazole and Adepidyn fungicide, a new mode of action for head scab, will help wheat growers unlock a completely new way to manage head scab and get ahead of diseases such as Septoria that could be more prevalent if current weather patterns continue.
With conditions ripe for disease development and great turbulence in wheat futures, Syngenta believes growers will be looking to find every opportunity to push yields, test weight and quality to their maximum potential in 2019.
“While it may be premature to determine how the weather will impact head scab severity in 2019, it’s not too early to begin making a management plan to protect their investment,” explained Nathan Popiel, Syngenta agronomy service representative. “Growers know head scab management always requires planning, but this year, growers will have more time to protect their crops with Miravis Ace and push their potential yield. For the first time ever, they will have a wider window of application, from as early as 50 percent head emergence up to flowering.”