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TrivaPro® Proving to Yield Results

2016 marked the first year for a new fungicide by Syngenta. TrivaPro® hit the market hard last year and quickly found it’s way onto thousands of acres across the U.S (not labeled for Alaska, California, Hawaii and New York at this time). While there isn’t anything too exciting about a brand new fungicide, what makes TrivaPro® exciting is that it is a broad spectrum fungicide with 3 different modes of action. In a world where the word “resistance” makes most farmers cringe—having the ability to select a fungicide that is formulated to prevent built up tolerance is reason enough for celebration.


TrivaPro® is a group 11, 3, and 7 fungicide labeled for several crops including corn, soybeans and wheat. It is promoted as being best in its class for long-lasting, preventative and curative disease control due to its three active ingredients azoxystrobin, propiconazole, and solatenol. The Solatenol binds tightly to the waxy layer of the leaf, which is what sets it apart from other competitive fungicides. This active ingredient also enhances benefits late into the season, helping you to make the most out of your initial application.


 
Typically, when a grower applies a fungicide, it is because they are looking to pick up some extra yield. Yield is a funny thing. Each field starts out with a certain yield potential—meaning that there is a max amount of yield that you can possibility get with that hybrid, region, and soil type. After the seeds are in the ground, each rainfall, hail storm, too little sunshine, too much sunshine, insect damage, disease presence etc. has a negative impact on the yield potential. With good management, timely pesticide applications and a little bit of luck, you can maintain or increase your yields closer to that max potential. Fungicides (like TrivaPro®), if applied at the correct time, have proven to increase yield.


But how well does It hold up when it hits the farm level from the research level? Last year, TrivaPro® treated soybeans produced an average yield increase of 8 bushels per acre, and 27 bushels per acre in corn over untreated checks. WinField United® AnswerPlots also tested the new fungicide to see how it would hold up on the local level. On corn, TrivaPro® applied at R1 stage had a 11.95 bushel per acre yield advantage over untreated checks and a 1.7 bushel per acre yield advantage over a competitive product.


Curious about this new fungicide? Wondering if it may be the right fit for your operation? Contact your UFC agronomist to come up with a fungicide plan today!