Bayer has released results from 500 Delaro fungicide field trials that took place across 20 states — and the results impressed farmers who were testing the product.
Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check.
“I saw an eight bushel per acre increase with Delaro on soybeans, compared to untreated acres,” said Beau Morris, a grower from Stewardson, Ill., who participated in a field trial. “That’s huge in soybeans. During the season you could see a noticeable difference in the areas treated with Delaro. The plants were much greener, and we didn’t have the dropped leaves or pods we had in the untreated acres. Honestly, Delaro is my preferred soybean fungicide right now.”
Delaro has almost three times the level of active ingredient triazole than Bayer’s Stratego YLD. This allows for broad-spectrum residual activity from dual modes of action. In areas that saw high disease pressure, many trial participants observed broad-spectrum disease protection from both preventive and curative activity against yield-robbing diseases like northern corn leaf blight and southern rust. Delaro also provided suppression of white mold on soybeans, unlike most other fungicides currently on the market.
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