Provost Opti Fungicide is new weapon for farmers

The product moves downward to protect unsprayed areas and upward to protect new leaves. | File photo

Farmers have a new weapon in fungus protection this year with the Provost Opti Fungicide from Bayer. 

Provost Opti Fungicide specifically targets soilborne and leaf spot diseases. The new formulation provides enhanced tankmix flexibility. Farmers can expect yield increases when the fungicide is used during highest disease pressure because of the wide range of activity on foliar and soilborne diseases.

“Provost has ranked at or near the top of university trials year-after-year, and now Provost Opti makes it easier and more convenient to get that high level of peanut protection in a formulation that mixes well with EC pyrethroids, chlorothalonil and micronutrients, including boron and others,” Bayer product manager Thorsten Schwindt said. 

The product moves downward to protect unsprayed areas and upward to protect new leaves.

“Managing resistance is critical,” Schwindt said. “As the leading triazole fungicide brand in peanuts, Provost Opti doesn’t have a strobilurin or SDHI component, which makes it a good fit for resistance management programs because it can be rotated with products containing these chemistries.”

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