Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment is now available for use on corn, sorghum, rye, oats and triticale, in addition to wheat and barley, which were previously approved. The label expansion is one of several updates provided to seed industry partners regarding the BASF SeedSolutions portfolio and crop protection products during the 40th annual American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) 2010 Seed Expo in Chicago.
"BASF is focused on continuing to develop the SeedSolutions portfolio and other innovative crop protection products to help growers maximize seed investments and get the most out of every acre," said Chris Exton, Marketing Manager, Seed Treatments for BASF Crop Protection.
Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment offers outstanding protection with the best seed vitality and innovative technology, thus fulfilling the needs of both farmers and seed industry partners. Stamina contains F500, the same active ingredient in Headline fungicide, which inhibits respiration in many fungal pathogens, depriving them of energy for growth and development.
The new label for Stamina F3 HL not only expands the number of crops on which the product can be used, it also recognizes the product's ability to improve seedling performance (more rapid and increased emergence) in certain cold weather conditions.
"Seed treatments are an important part of best management practices for growers," Exton said. "Stamina F3 HL protects seedlings from disease, and is proven to help give crops a strong start even in cold growing conditions."