Rancona® C delivers protection against smuts and bunt in wheat, barley and oats whilst providing control of stored grain insects, in an easy to use micro-emulsion formulation.
Rancona® C Seed Treatment is proven to be an outstanding seed treatment for wheat, barley and oats. Rancona C is based on the fungicide ipconazole at 20 g/L and stored grain insecticide cypermethrin 4 g/L and is presented in a micro-emulsion formulation. It provides superior control of smuts and bunt in wheat, barley and oats, with cypermethrin providing control of stored grain insects. The micro-emulsion formulation provides greater ease of use, as it behaves like a true liquid, sticks to the seed better and has reduced dust-off.
Rancona C features:
- Low rate of active substance per tonne of seed
- Excellent seed safety
- Unique micro-emulsion formulation providing:
- Ease of application
- Exceptional seed flow
- Reduced dust-off
- Easier clean down of machinery
- Proven control of smuts and bunt
- Insecticide for stored grain insect control
Rancona C is proven to be an outstanding seed treatment for wheat, barley and oats. It combines excellent control of smuts and bunt with impeccable safety to seed emergence and viability.
An extensive independent trial program in cereals has shown that Rancona C provided almost 100% control of covered smut/bunt in all trials conducted. Bunt is common throughout wheat growing areas of the world and is a problem because of its speed of multiplication and direct effect on yield and grain quality. Grain recieval points in Australia have nil tolerance for bunted wheat seed, and hence effective seed treatment is a vital tool in preventing devastation from this disease and is essential for minimizing yield losses in cereals.
Loose smut in wheat
Loose smut occurs throughout the world and reduces yields proportionate to the incidence of smutted heads. The disease does not cause complete yield loss, however losses as high as 27% have been reported, and more commonly, losses of 15% are recorded. Local field trials in cereals confirm that Rancona C is an effective control mechanism of loose smut under Australian conditions. A superior, systemic seed treatment such as Rancona C is essential for control of loose smut which infects the embryo within the seed.
Flag smut in wheat
Flag smut attacks the leaves and stems of wheat plants. Flag smut is an important disease in cereals as it can reduce yields in some areas by up to 10-15%. Trial results have shown that Rancona C provides consistent and effective control of flag smut in the field.