Bayer CropScience launches new liquid potato seed-piece treatment in Canada
April 11, 2012
GUELPH, ON – April 11, 2012 – Bayer CropScience is introducing Titan™ Emesto™, a complete liquid insecticide and fungicide potato seed-piece treatment for protection against major insects and diseases. Titan Emesto features a new coloured formulation to ensure growers can uniformly and safely apply it to potato seed-pieces to maximize pest control and yield potential. The product provides excellent fusarium protection, superior seed-borne rhizoctonia control, good activity on silver scurf and unsurpassed insect control.
“Titan Emesto is a co-pak of Titan, the broadest spectrum potato seed-piece insecticide, and Emesto Silver, a new potato seed-piece fungicide with two new modes of action protecting against major diseases,” says David Kikkert, Portfolio Manager, Horticulture, Bayer CropScience. “Growers will benefit from the outstanding protection provided by Titan Emesto against fusarium tuber rot including current resistant strains, seed-borne rhizoctonia, silver scurf, Colorado potato beetle, leafhopper, aphids and flea beetle, and reduces the damage caused by wireworms.”
Key benefits include:
• New coloured formulation that facilitates safe and uniform application
• New fungicide chemistries for potato seed-piece treatment. Two new modes of action contributing to the fight against disease resistance.
• Excellent fusarium tuber rot control (including current resistant strains)
• Superior control of seed-borne rhizoctonia (black scurf, stem and stolon canker)
• Good activity on silver scurf (Helminthosporium spp.)
• Unsurpassed insect control
• Low dose rate
“To achieve optimal disease and insect control, growers must ensure good uniform coverage of the potato seed-piece,” says Andrew Dornan, Field Development Rep, Eastern Canada, Bayer CropScience. “Our coloured formulation is a unique feature making it easy for growers to see and experience the difference Titan Emesto makes.”
Products from the Emesto family are expected to be granted approval in more than 40 countries, in particular in the growing markets for seed treatments in Latin America and Asia.
For more information regarding Titan Emesto, visit: BayerCropScience.ca
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 7,255 million in 2011, 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 Crop¬Science has a global workforce of about 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
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