Redigo Deter secures around 46% of the UK’s winter cereal area and an increasing number of growers routinely rely on it.
A better crop
Establishment is excellent, seedlings are healthier, crop stands are stronger and more abundant, and less prone to lodging. Grain quality is consistently high, enabling you to satisfy customer demands.
Redigo Deter comprehensively controls all aphid vectors of BYDV (Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus), including pyrethroid-resistant clones, for up to eight weeks into autumn. In addition, it shows activity on minor or regional pests that remain a threat due to the loss of chlorpyrifos insecticide.
Early grain-hollowing damage is reduced, not simply minimising losses, but giving up to 12% extra healthy seedlings (Bayer slug trials).
Depending on pest levels, you may save the cost of at least one pyrethroid spray and find a reduced need for slug pellets. You’ll use less diesel, limit wear and tear and save on manpower. The application dose is convenient, too – 200 ml of Redigo Deter per 100 kg of seed (2 litres per tonne of seed).
True autumn management
With fewer crop passes, you’ll avoid going onto wet land, knowing that your seedlings are getting on with germination.
Equally, Redigo Deter’s extended aphid and BYDV activity can make foliar insecticide timings simpler when pest pressure is high and conditions limit suitable spraying days. It also improves your post-em herbicide programme planning, especially for black-grass.
Drill any time from 1 July to 31 December. Actually, Redigo Deter is particularly suitable for later-sown crops – barley, second wheats and crops after OSR.
Redigo Deter helps make the most of your crop. With no 18 m buffer zones for foliar sprays such as cypermethrin or restrictions near water courses, you can drill up to the field margins and cover the whole area against early threats.
Points to remember
- Do not sow seed treated with Redigo Deter between 1 January and 30 June.
- If aphid fly-in is heavy or prolonged, you may need a follow-up treatment. However, see our stewardship guidance here.
- Redigo Deter prevents slug damage to the seed but not the leaf. Where slugs are a risk, we recommend you also use a good-quality slug pellet at early crop emergence.
- You can choose Deter as a ‘straight’ insecticide seed treatment co-applied with any suitable fungicide.
 Vs. untreated control; average of Bayer BYDV trials 2006-11.
 Vs. untreated control; average of 13 Bayer trials, UK and France.