Fungicide new use
NEW off-label approval means strobilurin fungicide Amistar (azoxystrobin) may be applied to rye and triticale up to the watery ripe stage, says Velcourt.
The firm has successfully applied to have approval extended beyond second-node (GS32) particularly to tackle brown rust in rye, says technical director Keith Norman.
We grow a lot of rye and triticale on the lighter farms that we run. The new approval should give us more cost-effective rust control and we also hope to see other strobilurin benefits."