Coronet fungicide seed treatment from BASF recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use on cotton and brassica, bulb, cucurbit and legume vegetables.

Containing two active ingredients, boscalid and pyraclostrobin, that are new seed treatment chemistries in these crops, Coronet offers broad-spectrum preventive seed and seedling protection, BASF said.

Coronet provides protection against seedborne fungi causing seed decay, seedling damping off and the soilborne pathogens Rhizoctonia solani, Penicillium spp. and Fusarium spp. Applied by commercial seed treatment facilities to the seed prior to planting, Coronet offers enhanced disease control and grower convenience.

“Coronet helps control key seed and seedling diseases from the start, while improving plant stress tolerance,” said Craig Lindholm, marketing manager, Seed Treatments at BASF U.S. Crop Protection. “Delivering healthy plants from the start, Coronet leads to increased yield potential by giving seedlings a stronger start with improved plant vigor in the early, critical days of growth.

“This represents an exciting time for BASF and our seed treatment business as we continue to bring our experience and expertise to new markets and crops. Coronet provides an excellent example of the combination of two active ingredients into one, easy-to-use fungicide seed treatment,” said Lindholm.

Coronet applications to seed can be followed by foliar use of fungicides containing boscalid, pyraclostrobin or both, including Cabrio fungicide, Endura fungicide, Headline fungicide or Pristine fungicide, as specified on the product labels.

In addition to registration on vegetables and cotton, Coronet is also labeled for use on soybeans and sunflowers. Registrations may still be pending in certain states. Check with state regulatory agencies to determine registration status.

Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com.