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STRIPE RUST SEED TREATMENTS VS FOLIAR STRATEGIES FOR KEY VARIETIES AND TIMING TO OPTIMISE ECONOMIC BENEFIT:

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Untreated: no fungicide SD: seed dressing applied just prior to sowing V early: foliar applied at time of herbicide application: 2 to 3 tillers Early: foliar applied timed to protect the flag leaf: flag leaf just visible Late: foliar applied after flag leaf fully emerged: early heading SD+T1+T2+T3: all the above treatments Seed dressing (SD): fluquinconazole 167 g /L: 4.5 L / tonne seed Foliar sprays: tebuconazole 430 g / L: 290 mL / ha.. A foliar spray timed to protect the flag leaf produced a greater yield benefit... Untreated: no fungicide SD: seed dressing applied just prior to sowing Early T1: foliar timed to protect the flag leaf: flag leaf just visible Late T2: foliar after flag leaf fully emerged SD+T1+T2: all the above treatments Seed dressing (SD): fluquinconazole 167 g / L: 4.5 L / tonne seed Foliar sprays: propiconazole EC 250 g / L low rate 250 mL / ha high rate 500 mL / ha N/A = not advisable for the northern region as does not meet minimum disease standards...