Mobility in new PRIAXOR™ DS gets to the root of disease control
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - A new highly-mobile active ingredient
is making waves in the fungicide market for pulse crops. New PRIAXOR™ DS
fungicide leverages the new active ingredient XEMIUM™ to provide consistent
disease control and resistance management for Canadian pulse growers.
"This is one of the first times we've seen a fungicide product with the unique
ability to redistribute itself on the leaf surface for more continuous and
consistent disease control," says Jason Leitch, Fungicide Brand Manager at
BASF Canada. "It's the new generation of carboximide chemistry that makes
PRIAXOR DS so unique and hard-working to quickly penetrate and bind to the
As one of the active ingredients in PRIAXOR DS, XEMIUM delivers unique
mobility for ongoing disease protection throughout the plant life cycle. After
just one pass, XEMIUM protects the crop from disease and remains on the plant
surface to provide more constant activity on key diseases.
Thomas Eppinga, a grower from Alberta, took part in a research trial of
PRIAXOR DS in 2011. He saw the multiple modes of action with one pass as a key
differentiator. "A main benefit was the one-time application," says Eppinga.
"Summers are really short here, and we don't want to spend all our time on the
Since it also contains the active ingredient found in HEADLINE(®)- PRIAXOR DS
provides the unique AgCelence™ benefits of greener leaves, stronger stems,
and higher yields. In grower-applied field trials in 2011 PRIAXOR DS
demonstrated an average yield increase of 3 bu/ac over competitor treatments
in field peas and 1.5 bu/ac over competitive treatments in lentils. Many
growers also noted significant protection against anthracnose in lentils and
mycosphaerella blight in field peas.
"Using PRIAXOR DS saved us a grade this year, and the yield benefit was a
bonus," says Eppinga. "When we physically pulled plants, there were 17 pods on
the [PRIAXOR DS] plants. We pulled one on the check, and there were only
three. We knew there would be a huge yield benefit there."
Learn more about PRIAXOR DS by visiting www.agsolutions.ca.
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a
leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry
providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and
herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and
crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control,
turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to
turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop
Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing
agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality
of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on
the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
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XEMIUM and PRIAXOR DS are trade-marks of BASF SE; HEADLINE is a registered
trade-mark of BASF SE; AgCelence is a registered trade-mark of BASF
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