Fungicide Approved Against Pasmo In Flax

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Flax growers can now use BASF Canada’s Headline to help protect crops against Pasmo. The company announced June 23 it’s picked up an amended registration for the strobilurin fungicide’s use in flax crops.

As a preventive against Pasmo (Septoria linicola), Headline is recommended at 120 millilitres per acre (0.3 litres per hectare) at eight to 10 days after first flower, with a minimum of 100 litres of water per hectare for ground application or 50 litres of water per hectare for aerial application, the company said.

The incidence of Pasmo in flax has become widespread, over the past few years, particularly in Manitoba, according to farmer Garvin Kabernick, chairman of the Manitoba Flax Growers Association, in BASF’s release.

The company said the registration follows a “cooperative effort” between it and the Manitoba Minor Use Co-ordinators, the Manitoba Flax Growers Association and Flax Council of Canada.

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