Quilt fungicide can now be applied with a minimum of 2 gallons of water per acre water volume for aerial applications and the re-entry interval is now only 12 hours, giving growers and retailers a more convenient option for control of foliar diseases in corn, cereals, rice, wheat and grasses, according to Syngenta.

The new spray water volume, reduced from a minimum of 5 gpa, helps increase efficiency for aerial applicators. A lower spray water volume reduces the volume carried on the plane, increasing the number of acres covered while still providing the same level of broad-spectrum disease control.

In addition, the re-entry interval was reduced from 24 hours to 12 hours, allowing for greater application and crop production flexibility.

“The volume reduction provides applicators and growers a new, more efficient option for applying a fungicide,” said Jamie Eichorn, Syngenta fungicide brand manager.

“The use of fungicides in crops, such as corn, is expected to increase due to the potential disease incidence from more corn on corn rotations. Growers need to focus on protecting their investments from damaging foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot. Fungicides such as Quilt will play a primary role.”

In on-farm Syngenta trials, Quilt produced a significant average bushel increase including an average of 15.5 bushels per acre in 2006 corn trials.

Quilt combines the preventive control of a strobilurin (Quadris) with the curative properties of a triazole (Tilt).

More information about Quilt fungicide is available from local retailers and Syngenta sales representatives, by calling (866) 796-4368 and at www.quilt-fungicide.com.