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Cereal disease treatment proves its worth in WA trial

A cereal trial with high levels of Rhizoctonia and Pythium in the Western Australian wheat belt has demonstrated the benefits of Syngenta Seedcare products.

Syngenta contracted the York-based consultancy Living Farm to conduct the trial assessing the efficacy of Vibrance® and Uniform®.

Syngenta Territory Sales Manager Terry Alderdice said the trial was a very visual demonstration of why growers should consider using Vibrance treated seed, along with a split application of Uniform in-furrow and surface-banded.

“The untreated check shows the significant impact of root diseases, as the crop is quite a lot shorter than would be expected, and looking a little yellow,” he said.

“Looking at the [Vibrance] and Uniform plots we can see a really good response. This is a great combination, as the Vibrance also gives control of smuts and bunts.”

Next month Syngenta will bring you more from the trial including harvest weights.