Every year when it’s time to determine inputs, the benefits of row crop fungicides are often heavily debated by growers, retailers and consultants alike. Do they provide significant return on investment? Are they consistent from one year to the next, and if disease pressure is low, will there still be a positive yield response?
Fungicides are often among the first inputs cut to save on cost. However, investing in a fungicide can help improve quality and yield, paying off by helping corn, soybeans and wheat achieve the highest yield potential possible.
Consider the results from Trivapro® fungicide from Syngenta. Containing three proven active ingredients, including Solatenol® fungicide, Trivapro has proven in its 2 years on the market that it is the hardest-working, longest-lasting fungicide available – capable of improving yield and maximizing potential ROI regardless of disease pressure.
Derek Petersen – with CHS Magnolia in Southwest Minnesota – tested Trivapro in corn and soybeans in 2016 and 2017.
Of his 2016 trials, Petersen reported positive performance that couldn’t be missed: “We noticed that the R1 corn application was just a big dark strip across the field, which tells us it was a lot healthier. At R1 in corn, Trivapro fungicide helped increase yield about 23 bushels per acre (bu/A) compared to untreated.”
In soybeans, he saw more of the same, recording 8 bu/A improvement compared to untreated.
Under lower disease pressure and dry conditions in 2017, Petersen evaluated the level of disease control and plant-health benefits Trivapro provided again.
Petersen was pleased to see that even under drought-stress and limited disease pressure, his Trivapro corn and soybean trials yielded 10 bu/A more corn and up to 6 bu/A more soybeans over untreated – providing healthy ROI for his customers 2 years in a row.
“Consistency is huge for me. Having 2 years in a row where it worked makes me more confident to go out and sell it,” Petersen said.
When it comes to increasing yield and potential ROI, benefits for growers extend beyond Minnesota. Throughout the U.S., compared to untreated, Trivapro produced an average of:
- 18.5 bu/A more corn1
- 6.7 bu/A more soybeans2
- 13 bu/A more wheat3
To learn more about Trivapro fungicide, contact your local Syngenta sales representative or visit NotAfraidToWork.com.
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Product performance assumes disease presence.
Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or Syngenta evaluations.
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1 Based on 138 non-replicated trials in the U.S. in 2016-2017.
2 Based on 20 non-replicated trials in the U.S. in 2017.
3 Based on 21 replicated trials in the U.S.