Contamination originates mainly with spores from soil particles, plant parts, and residues in the combine. During combining, they become attached to the surface of the seeds. Poor storage conditions promote growth on and between seeds.
Infected seed often presents a musty odour with discoloured, rotted seeds. Germination is reduced.
Good storage practices prevent disease spread. Dividend XL RTA protects the seed, emerging shoots and young seedlings from seed rots.