Bayer CropScience’s wheat crop fungicide Folicur has been reformulated and rebranded for use on oat and barley crops.
The new formulation, dubbed Folicur EW, is registered to suppress fusarium head blight and control assorted foliar diseases such as rust, tan spot and septoria leaf blotch, the company said in a recent release.
Growers using the tebuconazole fungicide’s new formulation “will get the same proven leaf and head disease protection of Folicur but now they don’t have to add a surfactant,” Graham Hastie, manager of cereal crop fungicides for Bayer’s Calgary-based Canadian crop protection wing, said in the release.
“That adds up to convenience and flexibility with one product,” he said.
The new formulation is registered in barley for use against net blotch, spot blotch, scald, powdery mildew, septoria leaf blotch and leaf, stem and stripe rust. In oats, the product can be applied against crown rust and stem rust.
Folicur EW is expected to be available from participating retailers across Western Canada for the 2011 growing season.