Cereals: Wheat: Fusarium
spp. (Seed-Borne, Seed Rot and Seedling Blight)


Pub 812: Field Crop Protection Guide > Chapter 4: Cereals > Wheat:
Fusarium (Seed-Borne, Seed Rot, and Seedling Blight)

Field Crop Protection Guide 2011-2012, Order 2011-2012 publication

Table of Contents

  1. Integrated Pest Management Options
      • tebuconazole + thiram – Raxil T
      • tebuconazole + metalaxyl-M
      • difenoconazole + metalaxyl-M – Dividend XL RTA
      • triticonazole + thiram – Gemini
      • ipconazole - Rancona Apex
      • fludioxonil - Proseed
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Integrated Pest Management Options

Seed Treatment

Infected seed is lightweight and shrivelled. Fungicide seed treatment is very effective against this disease. Other options include the use of tolerant varieties and disease-free seed. Consult with your seed company and the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee Variety Trials at www.gocereals.ca for variety profiles. Plant into a well-prepared seedbed under good growing conditions. Use wheat in at least a 3 year rotation since the disease can survive in wheat residue. Avoid planting wheat after corn.

 
Active ingredient tebuconazole + thiram
Trade name Raxil T
Rate (product) 225 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments Do not graze or feed livestock on treated areas for 4 weeks after planting.

 

 
Active ingredient tebuconazole + metalaxyl-M
Trade name Raxil MD
Rate (product) 300 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments For both commercial seed treatment plants and on-farm treatment with conventional seed treating equipment that can accurately control application rates and provides good distribution of chemical onto the seed in the mixing chamber. Uniform application is necessary to ensure seed safety and best disease control. Do not graze or feed livestock on treated areas for 4 weeks after planting.

 


Active ingredient difenoconazole + metalaxyl-M
Trade name Dividend XL RTA
Rate (product) 325-650 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments For both commercial seed treatment plants and on-farm treatment using standard gravity flow- or mist-type seed treatment equipment. May also be used in treat-on-the-go seeder. Do not graze, feed green forage or cut for hay within 35 days of planting.

 

 
Active ingredient triticonazole + thiram
Trade name Gemini
Rate (product) 360 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments For both commercial seed treatment plants and on-farm treatment using standard gravity flow- or mist-type seed treatment equipment. May also be used in treat-on-the-go seeder.

 

 
Active ingredient ipconazole
Trade name Racona Apex
Rate (product) 325 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments Do not graze or feed livestock on treated areas for 30 days after planting.

 

 
Active ingredient fludioxonil
Trade name Proseed
Rate (product) 5.2-10.4 mL per 100 kg seed
Comments For use in commercial seed treatment facilities only. Use in combination with Dividend XL RTA for broad spectrum control.

 


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 2 May 2011
Last Reviewed: 13 May 2011