Powdery mildew, rust, Cercospora leaf spot and Ramularia leaf spot.
Through controlling foliar diseases, green leaf area will be prolonged during the period up to harvest.
Escolta may be used on all varieties of sugar beet and fodder beet.
Planning fungicide programmes
The role of fungicides is to control foliar diseases to maximise green leaf area from summer to lifting so crops intercept the maximum amount of sunlight and convert it into sugar. This is particularly important for later lifted crops as beet can keep on growing right through to harvest if a healthy canopy is maintained.
One Escolta spray (T1) will give a physiological boost to yield even in very low disease pressure years. Whether or not a second spray (T2) is needed depends on the subsequent disease pressure and planned lifting date.
- Apply at the onset of disease, usually late July / early August
- Maintain label dose rate to maximise performance – reducing rates reduces disease control and crop yield
- Escolta persists for at least three to four weeks so a well-timed T1 spray will keep the crop fully protected right through cereal harvest and into September
- Assess need in late August / early September based on disease pressure and planned lifting date
- Apply T2 four weeks after T1
- Escolta’s short harvest interval of 21 days provides the flexibility to take advantage of a T2 spray, if required, and still lift early
- In a high disease pressure year, a T2 spray usually gives an economic response where October lifting is planned. A healthy crop can continue to gain 3 t/ha of yield per week during October.
- Where lifting beyond the end of October is planned, a T2 spray will provide full protection into winter so the crop achieves its full potential at harvest. In addition to building yield, maintaining a healthy canopy helps protect roots and crowns from frost damage
EAMU – Red beet
This Extension of Authorisation relates to the use of Escolta as a fungicide for use on red beet for the control of powdery mildew, rust, leaf spot (Cercospora) leaf spot (Ramularia).
Application is to made via conventional hydraulic sprayers in 200-400 litres water per hectare. This product must not be applied via hand-held equipment.
The first application must not be made before BBCH 31. If a second application is required, it must not be made before BBCH 40. A minimum of 21 days must be observed between applications.
A maximum number of 2 applications per year in the same area of land must not be exceeded.
This product must only be used on red beet crops that will be mechanically harvested.
An aquatic buffer zone of 5m must be observed.
Maximum individual dose (litres product / ha)
Maximum number of treatments (per crop)
Latest time of application
21 days before harvest
1089 of 2016
Neither the efficacy nor the phytotoxicity of the product for which this extension of authorisation has been granted has been assessed and, as such, the user bears the risk in respect of failures concerning its efficacy and phytotoxicity.