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Escolta is our class-leading sugar beet fungicide that delivers excellent control of the four major foliar diseases and combined strobilurin and triazole yield enhancement. It offers excellent disease control and boosts yields to increase productivity for sugar beet producers.

What is Escolta?

A fungicide for the control of foliar diseases in sugar beet and fodder beet.

Product Profile

Active substance

160 g/L cyproconazole +
375 g/L trifloxystrobin

Formulation Suspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack Size 3 L
Water Volume
200-400 Litres per hectare
Buffer Zone Category B 5m - reducible by LERAP
MAPP 17397

Important Information

Sugar beet and fodder beet
Max. individual dose 0.35 litres of product per hectare
Max. number of treatments
2 per crop. Up to two applications are permitted, however only one application is permitted between BBCH 31 and BBCH 39.
Latest time of application
Up to 21 days before harvest
Other specific restrictions
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 interval of 21 days must be observed between applications.
Fodder beet must not be grazed by livestock or harvested for animal consumption until at least 21 days following the last application of Escolta.

*Escolta also has an EAMU for Red beet (See When and how to apply)


Why you need Escolta

  • Superior control of powdery mildew, rust, Cercospora and Ramularia
  • Co-formulated for built-in resistance management
  • Combined strobilurin + triazole for best leaf greening effects
  • Canopy maintenance
  • Proven yield boosting performance

The yield benefits of T2 Escolta


Source: 17 trials between 2009-19. Escolta applied at 0.35 L/ha.


When and how to apply

Diseases controlled

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 typically persists for about four weeks so a well-timed T1 spray will keep the crop protected right through cereal harvest and into September


  • Assess need in late August based on disease pressure and planned lifting date
  • Apply T2 four weeks after T1
  • Escolta’s 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 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.

Max. individual
dose (L/ha)

Max. number of
treatments (per crop)

Latest time of application

EAMU number



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.


Resistance Management

Escolta contains trifloxystrobin, a member of the Qol cross resistance group and should always be used as early as possible in the disease cycle. Use as part of an Integrated Crop Management (ICM) strategy incorporating other methods of control, including where appropriate other fungicides with a different mode of action.

To lower the risk of resistance development, application of Escolta should be made in accordance with current FRAC guidelines for Qol compounds.

See FRAC guidelines

Certain diseases may develop resistance to Bayer's products. Since such circumstances are beyond our control, Bayer can accept no liability for any loss or damage whatsoever.



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