- DIVIDEND is the only seed treatment that protects emerging crops from Rhizoctonia, Pythium Root Rot, smuts, bunts and seed-borne Net Blotch
- EMERGE protects against aphids and the spread of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus, and can improve plant vigour even in the absence of pest pressure
Pythium has traditionally been associated with damping off, or death of seedlings, under cool, wet conditions early in the season
It is now known that Pythium can have a significant and ongoing effect on seedling emergence, root development, plant vigour and potential crop yield. Pythium is an opportunistic fungus and due to its omnipresent nature can attack root hairs and root growing points throughout the season.
Using a seed treatment such as DIVIDEND to control pythium in wheat and barley enhances crop emergence along with improving plant vigour. Through controlling pythium, DIVIDEND reduces the loss of fine root hairs which enables the plant to access moisture and nutrients more readily, which in turn potentially helps the crop overcome other soil borne pathogens such as Rhizoctonia.
Rhizoctonia has fast become a dirty word in Australian agriculture
Bare Rhizoctonia patches in crops have become a significant problem since the advent of reduced /minimum tillage systems. With currently no resistant cereal varieties available to Australian farmers this savage root disease that has the potential to dramatically decrease yield and crop quality.
Overcoming Rhizoctonia requires an integrated control approach. Effective management tools include cultivation, deep ripping, improved plant nutrition and the removal of grass or a short chemical fallow (four to six weeks) before sowing. Growers are advised to avoid using minimum or no tillage in paddocks that have a history of Rhizoctonia bare patch.
The addition of DIVIDEND to the above integrated management strategies, will substantially reduce the likelihood of Rhizoctonia ruining a prized crop. Patches will still be seen but they will be smaller. Equally important, the chronic effects between patches will be substantially suppressed.
DIVIDEND yield advantage
DIVIDEND is the only seed treatment that protects emerging crops from Rhizoctonia, Pythium Root Rot, smuts, bunts and seed-borne Net Blotch. Its two active ingredients protect delicate root hairs from fungal infection, thereby improving crop emergence, root development and, ultimately, yields.
Over 250 Australian grower trials have demonstrated an average DIVIDEND yield advantage over other seed treatments of over 7% in wheat and barley, thus protecting your return on investment.