Seed treatment beefed up

Seed treatment beefed up


Nick Moses, Bayer, believes the new EverGol Energy seed treatment will offer significant benefits to cereal growers.

Nick Moses, Bayer, believes the new EverGol Energy seed treatment will offer significant benefits to cereal growers.

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Bayer has boosted its EverGol seed treatment with another mode of action.

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A POPULAR broad spectrum seed treatment used to control fungal disease has been beefed up with the addition of another mode of action.

Bayer’s EverGol Prime has evolved into EverGol Energy, combining the penflufen control with the addition of prothioconazole and metalaxyl.

The product is designed for use on cereal crops and specialises in control of root-borne fungal disease such as rhizoctonia and crown rot, while it is also registered against various smuts, such as smut in wheat.

In addition, EverGol Energy delivers suppression of fusarium head blight in wheat and barley, and white grain disorder in wheat.

Nick Moses, Brand, advertising and campaign manager for SeedGrowth with Bayer, was upbeat about the product’s prospects.

He said advantages of the product included a wide label rate range and an ability to be applied on-seed and in-furrow for certain diseases, and without the need for any additives, EverGol Energy is a very versatile product.

“EverGol Prime was a very good product, but EverGol Energy is a step-up in all respects, with a wider set of disease claims and a superior formulation with excellent seed coating characteristics,” Mr Moses said.

EverGol Energy will be available across Australia for the 2019 cereal cropping season. 

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