Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has received Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on corn, BASF said this week.
"Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is a new tool to help growers start their season off strong," says Justin Clark, BASF technical market specialist.
BASF says Xanthion is different than other early season crop management treatments, because it provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots.
"This can lead to healthier plants later in the season," Clark says.
BASF says field research trials show Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides more rapid emergence, extended residual control and improved seedling health than untreated crops. In trials, corn plants treated with Xanthion In-furrow fungicide increased emergence by 5.2% compared to the untreated check.
Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is the first fungicide on the market to combine a chemical fungicide and a biofungicide. This combination fungicide, which contains the same active ingredients as in Headline fungicide and Integral biofungicide, provides two modes of action to protect growers' seed investment by improving seedling health.
Xanthion In-furrow fungicide works by providing early, rapid and more uniform emergence and better root structure, BASF says. In addition, Xanthion can help control soilborne diseases and provide improved cold tolerance, promoting seedling health.