Late drilled wheat crops are likely to face reduced Septoria pressure this spring, but challenges still lie ahead. With Septoria likely to take more of a back seat this season, a product providing broad-spectrum disease control, without a price premium, is likely to be the best choice. Here are the 5 reasons why Ascra will boost your wheat yields, whatever the year, whatever the weather.
While Septoria, eyespot and take-all are less of a concern in a late drilled wheat crop, other diseases such as rusts and mildew are likely to be more prevalent. Therefore, rather than solely focusing on Septoria, consider Ascra – the best disease control all-rounder in AHDB fungicide trials*, and comes without a price premium.
Later planting, followed by poor establishment in many instances, means yield is likely to have been compromised this season. Moving forward, the priority now is to spend appropriately, without compromising control. Ascra at 1.0-1.2 L/ha is an excellent choice which ticks both these boxes.
Since 2016, more than 50** of Bayer’s Judge For Yourself farmers have trialled Ascra against their farm standard. On average, Ascra has achieved a yield increase of 0.11 t/ha against Adexar, 0.35 t/ha against Librax and 0.47 t/ha against Elatus ERA – proving its worth against every product, every season.
It is likely crops will be highly variable this season, requiring different doses depending on crop potential and growth stage. The dose flexibility of Ascra means the product can be brought on-farm, and rates can be tailored to the situation in-field on the day.
With exceptionally high rainfall levels this season, protecting your fungicide investment is vital. Ascra’s patented Leafshield formulation provides accelerated rainfastness, allowing you to capitalise on tight spray windows knowing your investment in Ascra is protected, even if it rains within minutes of spraying.
*ADHB Fungicide Activity Rating for Major Wheat Diseases, April 2019
**Based on 106 farm comparisons, 2016, 2017 & 2018. Ascra 1.2-1.5 L/ha vs on-farm standard.
AscraXpro is a unique formulation of two SDHI fungicides – bixafen and fluopyram – and the leading azole fungicide prothioconazole. It’s the first fungicide to combine two SDHIs with an azole. It delivers broad spectrum disease control, including more curative activity against Septoria than any other fungicide, and the highest yields.