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One Step Closer to Preventing Ergot

Analysis (9-15-0 with 5% Cu)

What Is it?

  • Low salt index liquid fertilizer for in-crop foliar spray.
  • Good source of readily available Copper for quick absorption and translocation into the plants; especially for cereals prone to develop Copper deficiency, lodge and become susceptible to ergot.
  • The product is available in 10L jugs, 450L and 1000L IBC’s.

When & Why Use It?

  • For use on crops prone to develop Copper deficiency (“pig tailing” in cereals, pale leaves in broadleaf crops).
  • Recommended for crops grown on high peat soils, sandy and light textured soils, high organic matter soils, heavy manured land, high pH soils and any soils showing low Copper contents.
  • Use to prevent or correct Copper deficiency.
  • Cereal species vary in their sensitivity to Copper deficiency. Sensitivity increases as you move through the various cereal crops, from winter wheat, to spring wheat, barley, oats, triticale and rye.
  • Use to improve grain quality (i.e., plumpness in barley with lower proteins).
  • Use in areas where crops are prone to lodging to improve lignification.
  • Use on crops that show pale color and a lesser chlorophyll production and efficiency.

What To Expect?

  • Foliar Advance Cu improves chlorophyll production, photosynthesis and the overall crop health.
  • Foliar Advance Cu improves lignification and contributes to the reduction of lodging.
  • Foliar Advance Cu provides high level of pollen fertility, minimizing the chances of infection with ergot.
  • Reducing the chances for ergot translates into an improved seed quality and grade, hence saving on seed cleaning costs.

Application Guidelines

  • 1 L/ac with a minimum of 10 US gal/ac of water.
  • To lessen Copper deficiency, use multiple applications of Foliar Advance Cu.
  • At 5 to 8 weeks after seedling emergence (tillering stage).
  • When the oldest heads reach the boot stage.
  • A 3rd application 7-10 days after the 2nd application if dealing with a severe deficiency.
  • Can be applied with pesticide (see compatibility charts).
  • Avoid mixing with pesticides having higher rates of surfactant if the weather is hot and dry. This combination may cause bronzing on the leaves.

Wheat with Ergot
“Pig tailing” in wheat due to copper dificiency