Pythium can significantly impact cereal and pulse crop yield potential. To combat this, Vayantis fungicide seed treatment from Syngenta is now available in custom blends, allowing growers to create solutions specific to their fields’ challenges.
“Vayantis provides unmatched protection with a highly potent, effective mode of action against Pythium,” says Brian Danaher, product marketing lead at Syngenta. “As a result, it improves the resilience of cereals and pulse crops to provide stands that deliver. By offering this product as a custom blend, cereals and pulse crop growers can combine the superior Pythium protection of Vayantis with other seed treatment solutions that address a wide variety of agronomic challenges throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Growers know that Pythium is persistent, pervasive and resistant. Pythium affects the health of crops at emergence and creates an opportunity for other diseases to develop, ultimately impacting yield potential at the end of the season. Although its presence may be more visible in pulses, the adverse impact of Pythium on both cereals and pulse crop yield potential is clear. In fact, depending on Pythium infection level, growers could experience losses of up to 13 bushels per acre in cereals.
Adding Vayantis to a custom blend gives growers the power to simultaneously address Pythium and other disease and insect challenges in their fields so they can get crops off to a strong start.
For more information on using Vayantis in a custom blend for cereals and pulse crops and establishing a seed treatment plan for 2023, contact your local retailer or Syngenta representative.
1Degrees of Sensitivity to Metalaxyl Within the Pythium spp. Pathogenic to Wheat in the Pacific Northwest. R.J. COOK, Research Plant Pathologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University, Pullman 99164, and BING-XING ZHANG, Visiting Plant Pathologist to Washington State University from Zhejiang Agricultural University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples Republic of China.
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