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Unsurpassed control of seed-, soil borne and early season foliar diseases caused by downy mildews or Pythium species.

Only APRON XL® family contains the active ingredient metalaxyl-M resulting in fast and uniform emergence at ultra-low rates. To the APRON XL family belong easy-to-use products optimized to the target crops and designed to fulfil different customer needs.

Additional brands WAKIL® XL is the premium product for the pea market and APRON® MAXX® is a major innovation for soybean growers.
Active Ingredient The active ingredient in APRON XL is mefenoxam (ISO-name: metalaxyl-M).
Mode of action Systemic activity at ultralow application rates. In fungal cells it interferes selectively with the synthesis of ribosomal DNA, thus inhibiting mycelial growth and spore formation.
Targets Seed and soil-borne diseases caused by fungi such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Peronospora, Plasmopara and other downy mildews.
Main crops Cotton, sunflowers, peas, beans, corn and soybeans.
Geography APRON XL has a very broad registration in all major agricultural markets on a wide range of crops. Key markets are cotton and sunflowers worldwide, tropical corn for downy mildew control in APAC, peas in Western Europe (WAKIL XL) and soybeans in the Americas (APRON MAXX). Worldwide registration enables free movement of treated seeds.
Date of first launch Launch in all key markets between 1999 and 2002.
Advantages and main customer benefits
  • Outstanding activity against Pythium damping –off and early downy mildew infections
  • Fast and uniform crop establishment
  • Excellent crop safety
  • Flexible in terms of application rates and tank mix compatibility to adopt to disease and pest situation

Favorable toxicology profile - APRON XL has a very low use rate.

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Important: Use seed treatment products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Referenced products are registered for use in certain countries and national label instructions have to be read and followed; please check with your local regulatory authority for further information.

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