Bayer CropScience introduces Trilex AL
April 12, 2010
New Trilex® AL seed treatment gives pulse and soybean growers a powerful ally in the fight against early-season seed and seedling disease.
Registered for use on beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas and soybeans, the water-based liquid formulation of Trilex AL provides unmatched seed and seedling protection from diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp., Botrytis cinerea, Phomopsis longicolla and seed-borne Ascochyta spp.
“A seed treatment like Trilex AL provides growers with a way to manage risk by protecting their crops against serious diseases,” says Graham Hastie, Manager of Cereal Crops Fungicides/Insecticides & Seed Treatments.
Trial results show Trilex AL outperformed the major pulse seed treatment competitors and performed way ahead of untreated checks for control of rhizoctonia or fusarium in pulses and botrytis in lentils.
“In the lentil trials, plant stand was 136.7% greater than check and yielded 122% better,” says Hastie. “In field peas, the stand topped the check by 133% and out yielded the check by 129% while in chickpeas, plant stand was an impressive 406% of the check and yielded 301% of the check.” Trials were conducted by Bayer CropScience between 2002 and 2006 in Western Canada.
Growers who use inoculants for pulse and soybean crops as a standard practice to maximize plant performance and crop yield will find Trilex AL very compatible.
“Inoculant companies have done extensive testing with Trilex AL and found it to have one of the highest compatibilities between fungicidal seed treatments and rhizobium-based inoculants which means plants are able to get maximum nodulation,” Hastie says.
Trilex AL is designed for commercial or on-farm treating with conventional seed treating equipment and is available from participating retailers across Western Canada.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Integrated Communications
Phone: (403) 723-7432
Manager, Cereal Crops Fungicides/Insecticides & Seed Treatments
Phone: (403) 723-7405
Always read and follow label directions. Trilex® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Bayer CropScience is a member of CropLife Canada.