Successful crop establishment starts with building your own knowledge. Cereal crops are susceptible to a broad range of seed- and- soil borne disease. We’ll help you identify and take a stand against early-emergence disease threats like Fusarium, Pythium, common root rot, Rhizoctonia, and common smuts and bunts.
The threat of disease lies in the seed from the previous year’s crop and in the soil. First, have an accredited seed lab assess your seed to see if quality and germination has been impacted for the next planting season. It’s important to use certified seed. It’s one of the best ways to ensure you're not planting seed with high levels of disease.
Seed treatments are your first line of defence when seed- and soil-borne diseases pose a threat. For a better chance at a strong, vigorous stand, choose a seed treatment that offers broad-spectrum disease protection and multiple modes of action built into the formulation.
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Changing agricultural practices, including continuous cropping and significant crop residues from previous years, are contributing to increased disease pressure. Because the source of seed and soil-borne diseases comes from the soil and previous year(s) crops, the impact on germination, emergence, stand establishment and overall plant health is significant. Using a seed applied fungicide will help protect against fungal diseases and helps set the stage for you to maximize yield very early after planting.
Seedling diseases can cause pre- and post-emergent damping off, seed decay and seedling blight that impact your final stand. Seedling diseases can also delay emergence, negatively impact seedling vigour and even reduce the number of viable tillers very early in your crop’s development.
There are a host of important diseases that we need to consider when managing seed and soil-borne diseases. A few of the more prominent diseases include Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., common root rot (C. sativus), Rhizoctonia spp., as well as common smuts and bunts.
The first step is to have your seed assessed for seed-borne disease right after harvest in an accredited seed lab. This way, you can determine how seed quality and germination has been impacted for planting next season.
Another option is to consider using certified cereal seed, which is free from disease and comes with germination, purity and quality guarantees. To manage the impact of soil-borne diseases, look for a seed treatment that provides a broad spectrum protection built into the formulation.
There are a number of seed treatments registered for Fusarium control. For consistent performance across multiple Fusarium species, look for a seed treatment that provides multiple fungicides with multiple modes of action.
The main difference between the two products is that Cruiser Vibrance Quattro contains a powerful insecticide for wireworm protection – in addition to four fungicides.
In fields where wireworm feeding isn’t a concern, Vibrance Quattro can be used to protect against a wide range of early-season seed and soil-borne diseases, such as Fusarium graminearum.
Yes, you can store your Vibrance Quattro-treated seed for use next year – just make sure that the seed stays dry while in storage.
Vibrance Quattro won’t affect your seed’s germination or vigour, but we do always recommend that you have your seed tested by an accredited lab to confirm its germination rate prior to seeding.
Vibrance Quattro is a red seed treatment.
One 10L jug of Vibrance Quattro will treat 113 bushels of wheat (spring wheat, winter wheat, and durum), 141 bushels of barley, and 200 bushels of oats at the 325 mL/ 100 kg seed rate.
Vibrance Quattro is a seed treatment that manages diseases to enhance crop establishment. It is formulated as a pre-mix that can be used on-farm or in a commercial seed treatment facility.
Refer to label for a complete list of crops.
Refer to the label for a complete list of diseases and insects.
Syngenta research, 2015 Plattsville, ON
23% Fusarium graminearum and 19% Fusarium spp. infection was used for demonstration purposes. Syngenta does not recommend use of seed with these infection levels. Performance evaluations are based on field observations and Syngenta field trial data over a limited geography and time. Data from multiple years should be consulted whenever possible. Individual results may vary depending on local growing, soil and weather conditions