April 19, 2011 – Syngenta is pleased to announce that Cruiser Maxx® Cereals Commercial Seed Treatment is now registered for use on oats, in time for the 2011 growing season. This product is recommended for use only on certified seed treated by certified commercial seed treaters.
Cruiser Maxx Cereals Commercial provides early-season suppression of wireworms, as well as control of several diseases, including: seed rot caused by Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., Penicillium spp., and Aspergillus spp.; seedling blight caused by seed- and soil-borne Fusarium spp.; damping-off caused by Pythium spp.; loose smut; and covered smut; and suppression of common root rot.
“Cruiser Maxx is proven to be an effective, preventative treatment for wheat and barley, protecting these seeds from damaging diseases and insects, so we are very pleased to extend this protection to oats this year,” says Paul Allen, Seed Care Brand Manager, Syngenta Canada. “This is excellent news for cereal growers.”
Based on the active ingredients thiamethoxam, metalaxyl-M and difenoconazole, the product works through contact and by systemic activity to protect the seed and developing seedling from pests and diseases, and helps create healthy roots, faster emergence and stronger stand establishment.
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