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New table from MSU offers insight into useful fungicides and ways to avoid resistance.

March 15, 2017

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FUNGICIDE REVIEW: Montana State University offers a review of fungicides for pulse crops and related potential resistance issues.haveseen/iStock/Thinkstock

Montana State University issued an ag alert recently offering a solid list of fungicide choices for use in pulse crops as seed treatments. The table is not designed to be comprehensive, but does show the most popular and widely used fungicides on the market.

One issue the alert noted is that there is concern about fungicide resistance in chickpea. The university has identified two more seedlots of chickpea containing a strobilurin-resistant Ascochyta rabiei, a crop-damaging blight that is a global disease problem for the crop. The ag alert notes that rotating fungicides to control this disease is a recommended practice as well.

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FINDING A FUNGICIDE: This table lists key fungicides available for key pulse crops and potential resistance issues to consider. (Source: MSU)

The report noted that no strobilurin-resistant disease isolates have been found in pea or lentil crops that have been submitted for testing to the Regional Pulse Crop Diagnostic Laboratory so far for the 2017 planting season.

Check over the table to determine the best seed treatment fungicide for your crop for 2017, keeping worries about resistance in mind when making a choice.

Source: Montana State University

 

NOTE: You can download a printable version - use the 'download' link below. 

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