TOPGUARD Terra fungicide from Cheminova is now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use by cotton growers to control cotton root rot.
State registrations are underway, according to the company.
Under past EPA Section 18 Emergency Use Exemptions, cotton growers in Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona have used TOPGUARD for the control of cotton root rot, a disease that can devastate cotton yields in affected fields.
TOPGUARD Terra – a new, more concentrated formulation developed specifically for these Southwest markets – provides the same high level of cotton root rot control as TOPGUARD, but without the need of a Section 18 Emergency Use Exemption, says Deneen Sebastian, marketing director, North America for Cheminova.
“With TOPGUARD Terra, cotton growers can win the battle against cotton root rot,” says Sebastian. “Southwest growers have seen for themselves that flutriafol – the active ingredient in TOPGUARD and in TOPGUARD Terra – controls cotton root rot, which helps boost yields, improve grade and increase harvest efficiency.”
TOPGUARD Terra is applied at planting in a T-band application or with a modified in-furrow technique at a rate of 4-8 fl. oz. per acre, depending on the grower’s cotton management program.
Growers can get additional information on TOPGUARD Terra from their local crop protection dealer or the Cheminova website.
Source – Cheminova