New Seed-Applied Fungicide Available for Soybeans

Trilex 2000 protects against stand-reducing diseases

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 22, 2008) — Bayer CropScience introduces Trilex® 2000 seed-applied fungicide for soybeans.

Trilex 2000 is a combination of two proven fungicides: Trilex seed-applied fungicide and Allegiance® seed-applied fungicide. These two products combine to make Trilex 2000 one easy-to-use, low-rate product for broad-spectrum soybean seed and seedling protection against seed-borne fungi and stand-reducing soil-borne fungi such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, and Pythium.

The active ingredients of the two fungicides individually have proven to effectively protect soybeans and other crops such as cotton, corn, rice and peanuts against fungal pests.

Trilex 2000 combines these active ingredients in one easy-to-use, low-rate product for broad-spectrum protection of soybean seeds against stand-reducing soil borne fungi such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Pythium, Phytophthora (through emergence) and seed borne fungi which cause seed decay .

Trilex is locally systemic, with 88 percent of the absorbed active ingredient locked in where it is needed most — at and below the cotyledon.

“Trilex 2000 has been engineered to be effective as a single product,” explains Louis Holloway, Bayer CropScience product development manager. “But it also gives growers the flexibility to combine Trilex 2000 with other seed treatments, such as Gaucho® seed-applied insecticide and Yield Shield™ biological fungicide.”

In fact, a six year series of field trials found that seed-applied fungicide alone increased soybean yields, but the yield bump was even more evident when it was Gaucho seed-applied fungicide.

For more information about Trilex 2000, growers and retailers can visit Once there, they can view the product’s overview, label, application instructions and frequently asked questions.

For additional information specific to approval and use in their specific states, growers are encouraged to contact their local Bayer CropScience representative or call 1-866-99-BAYER


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