Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment - Grain Sorghum
The 2012 grain sorghum offering includes a package of fungicide and insecticide providing excellent protection and control against a broad spectrum of early-season seed and soilborne diseases, and protection from insects.
Choosing Fungicide (FST) + Insecticide (IST) Seed Treatment to help maximize yield
- FST (fungicide): Triple mode of action FST protects seed and seedlings from seed-and soil-borne pathogens such as Fusarium and Pythium.
- IST (insecticide): Systemic protection from seed and seedling damage such as chinch bugs and aphids.
- New for 2012: Triple mode of action fungicide alleviates additional plant stress a fungicide-only package cannot
Multiyear on-farm testing 2009-2011
Sorghum Seed Treatment Trials
Seed treatment offerings are tested extensively across several locations in a wide range of environments by Pioneer Agronomy Sciences.
|Photo: Near Corpus Christi, Texas 2012|
|Fungicide (FST) Only||Fungicide (FST) + Insecticide (IST)|
|Sorghum Seed Treatment Trials|
|Multiyear on-farm testing comparing Pioneer Brand Grain Sorghum FST
(fungicide only) to FST/IST(fungicide + insecticide) treatments.
|**Treatment differences were statistically significant at the alpha = 0.10 level|
|FST+IST 2.0 bu/acre yield advantage over FST alone;
|Source: Pioneer Agronomy Research collected this data from
55 on-farm trials in south Texas from 2009-2011.
|Seed Safener||fluxofenin||Protects grain or forage sorghum from the phytotoxic effects of metolachlor of S-metolachlor herbicides|
|fludioxinil||Seed and seedling protection against fungi causing seed decay, and the pathogens Rhizoctonia solani and Fusarium|
|mefenoxam||Systemic control of Pythium damping-off and Phytophthora; Downy mildew control|
|azoxystrobin||Broaden the range of disease protection and enhance the level of activity on seed-borne and soil seedling diseases such as Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium|
|thiamethoxam||Systemic protection from seed and seedling damage caused by chinch bugs, greenbugs, yellow sugarcane aphid, corn leaf aphid, wireworm, seedcorn maggot, and fire ants|
broadens range of protection.
Triple mode of action treatment outperformed standard fungicide treatment
*Some fungicides are applied to the seed at a higher rate in sorghum downy mildew areas per label recommendations.
2 bu/acre yield advantage at 21 locations and 60% consistency with triple mode of action
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