Oct 13, 2023
Bayer introduces new crop protection products in Canada

New potato crop protection products from Bayer have been registered for use in Canada and will be available for the 2024 growing season.

Emesto Complete fungicide and insecticide seed-piece treatment and Velum Rise fungicide/nematicide are the latest additions to Bayer’s crop protection line.

“This is a very exciting time,” Meghann Garlough, campaign marketing manager, fruit and vegetables at Bayer, said in a news release. “Emesto Complete and Velum Rise are part of our commitment to delivering effective, innovative and convenient solutions for potatoes.”

Emesto Complete is a co-pack that includes Group 4 insecticide clothianidin and the strengths of Emesto Silver fungicide with Group 3 prothioconazole and Group 7 penflufen. The inclusion of the improved clothianidin formulation helps control aphids, Colorado potato beetles, potato flea beetle and potato leafhopper, according to the release. The fungicide actives also help protect against diseases such as fusarium tuber rot, including current resistant strains, and seed-borne rhizoctonia such as black scurf, stem and stolon canker.

“As an all-in-one seed-piece treatment, Emesto Complete offers protection in one convenient package so you can feel confident in your potato crop from the beginning,” Garlough said. “Not only is it simple to apply, Emesto Complete is also efficient with a low dose rate and low water volumes.”

Each case of Emesto Complete will treat 425 cwt of seed.

Velum Rise is a broad-spectrum fungicide/nematicide for in-furrow application that combines Group 7 active ingredients fluopyram and penflufen.

The product helps control soil-borne black scurf, stem, and stolon canker caused by Rhizoctonia solani. It also provides suppression of early blight, black dot and plant pathogenic nematodes, according to the release.

Velum Rise will be available in 8.1-liter jugs. At 404 milliliter per acre, one jug will treat 20 acres.

“Velum Rise complements the Bayer potato portfolio by providing strong control on yield-robbing diseases,” Garlough said. “Canadian potato growers now have two additional tools in their field management system.”

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