Valent recently announced that Rizolex fungicide has been registered by the EPA for use as a seed protectant on soybeans, cotton, sorghum, corn and sugar beets.
When applied to seed as a foundational fungicide, Rizolex delivers protection against a broad spectrum of soil borne and seed/seedling diseases, including Rhizoctonia damping-off and Fusarium. The new seed protectant offers a unique mode of action and creates a strong protective zone around the seed for better stand establishment and increased yield across a variety of crops.
“Our research has shown Rizolex provides unparalleled protection against some of the toughest early-season and yield-robbing diseases—helping growers get that important start to the season so they can finish strong,” said Karen Arthur, Valent seed protection product development manager. “Rizolex has also shown exceptional control when partnered with several of our additional seed protectants, both in-development compounds and our NipsIt Suite family of products. We believe Rizolex has a strong future in providing growers the Rhizoctonia and Fusarium control they need as part of their seed protection and disease control strategy.”
Arthur said the unique formulation of Rizolex creates a virtual vapor “shield” around the seed—providing a distinctive and persistent protective zone around the seed regardless of the soil type, condition, pH level or any fertilization program.
“Once a seed is put into the soil, it is in a very treacherous environment—from the soil conditions themselves to detrimental pathogens which can cause problems such as Rhizoctonia damping-off and Fusarium seedling decay,” Arthur said. “Rizolex delivers long-lasting residual power at low use rates and expands the disease spectrum to provide preventive control on these detrimental pathogens.”
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