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Realize Optimum Wheat Quality and Yields Through Consistent and Effective Disease Control

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Winter Wheat Disease Control in OK, KS and TX

Wheat can respond remarkably well to a high fungicide management program that reduces yield losses to disease. Topguard® and Topguard® EQ fungicides both contain the active ingredient flutriafol, the most systemic and longest residual DMI (demethlyation inhibitor) fungicide on the market, giving unsurpassed disease control in winter wheat. Topguard EQ fungicide is the only premix that combines flutriafol with a strobilurin fungicide – azoxystrobin – providing multiple modes of action to help manage disease resistance in wheat.

Product Attributes Topguard Fungicide Topguard EQ Fungicide
Active Ingredients: Flutriafol Flutriafol + Azoxystrobin
Class: DMI: FRAC Group 3 DMI & QoI: FRAC Group 3 and 11
Rates: 10-14 fl. oz./A 4-7 fl. oz./A
REI 12 hours 12 hours
PHI 30 days grain; 15 days hay; 0 days forage 30 days grain; 15 days hay; 7 days forage
Diseases Controlled: Common rust, stripe rust, powdery mildew and leaf blotch. Leaf rust, powdery mildew, Septoria leaf and glume blotch, stem rust, stripe rust and tan spot.
Application Guidelines:
May be applied via air or ground. Apply in a minimum of 10 gallons of spray solution per acre by ground and a minimum 5 gallons of spray solution by air. Rainfast in two hours.

Topguard Fungicide “5 on 5” Research Results

University, private research contractor and demonstration trials have shown that Topguard fungicide at 5 fl. oz./A applied at green up (Feekes 3-7) and then followed by Topguard fungicide at 5 fl. oz./A applied at flag leaf (Feekes 8-10)1 provides affordable, effective control of important wheat diseases and, ultimately, increases yields. This program approach to managing diseases through the whole growing season is referred to as Topguard “5 on 5.” Diseases such as common and stripe rust, powdery mildew, leaf and glume blotches, and tan spot1 are controlled by this program.

2020 Fungicide Trial


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