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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 high levels of disease control and boosts yields to increase productivity for sugar beet producers.

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Why Escolta?

It has been demonstrated throughout 8 years of independent trials that Escolta gives you unbeatable return on your investment through increased yield. In a series of trials by Broom’s Barn, British Sugar and Bayer CropScience, T1 sprays achieved an average 7.7 T/Ha yield increase over untreated sugar beet.  In two-spray programmes, T2 sprays achieved an additional 4.8 T/Ha over the untreated control for late lifted sugar beet.  This was a 4.2 T/Ha increase in yield over its nearest competitor.

Unbeatable return on investment

Yield update 2

Results from 17 trials and 22 data points 2007-2012. Yield expressed as adjusted to 16% sugar. 2 sprays of either Escolta (0.35L/Ha) or difenoconazole + fenpropidin (1.0L/Ha). Beet price at £24/T.

Main advantages

  • Proven yield-boosting performance across 7 years of beet crops
  • Specially formulated against the four major foliar diseases: powdery mildew, rust, Ramularia and Cercospora leaf spot
  • Combined physiological effects of strobilurin and triazole components give the best leaf-greening response
  • Drought tolerance benefit of trifloxystrobin maintains yields under water stress
  • Co-formulation provides built-in resistance management
  • Low dose rate reduces packaging

Getting the best from Escolta

To get the best from Escolta, apply a T1 spray as disease enters the crop before it has become established. Apply your T2 spray three to four weeks afterwards and by mid-September, at the latest, to give full protection to crops lifted from the latter half of October onwards, and to maximise leaf-greening.

Important things to remember

  • Escolta will give a physiological boost to yield, even in situations where disease pressure is very low.
  • For best results apply Escolta prior to the onset of disease 

Escolta as part of a two-spray programme

T1 sprays are typically applied in late July or early August. Escolta persists for three to four weeks, so a well-timed T1 spray will keep the crop protected right through the cereal harvest and into September.

Assess the need for a T2 spray in late August or early September depending on disease pressure and planned lifting. Escolta’s short harvest interval of 21 days provides the flexibility to take advantage of a T2 spray and lift early. In a year where there is significant disease pressure, a T2 spray gives an economic response where October lifting is planning. A healthy crop can continue to gain 3t/ha per week during October.

Where you are lifting beyond October, a T2 spray gives full protection into the winter. In addition to building yield it helps to maintain a healthy canopy and protect roots and crowns from frost damage.

Extra yield benefits from Escolta's two-spray stratgey

Yield update 1
Results from 7 trials and 10 data points 2009-2014, January and February lift dates. Yield expressed as adjusted to 16% sugar. Treatments: either 1 or 2 sprays of Escolta at 0.35L/Ha.

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