Absolute Maxx fungicide OK'd for growers in six states.

In field trials on wheat, Absolute Maxx has shown improved stripe rust management.
In field trials on wheat, Absolute Maxx has shown improved stripe rust management. | File photo

Absolute Maxx fungicide from Bayer was approved and registered by the Environmental Protection Agency last month for corn and wheat growers in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

The fungicide gives growers an advantage with triazole and strobilurin which keeps plants greener longer, resulting in max yield potential. Along with the active ingredient, Absolute Maxx promotes disease resistance and increased photosynthetic efficiency.

“The introduction of Absolute Maxx fungicide to corn and wheat growers in the Great Plains states will be instrumental for operations looking to limit yield-reducing diseases,” Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer's Fungicides Product Manager, said. “With more active ingredient than most fungicides at the recommended rate, we feel that Absolute Maxx gives growers a great opportunity to ensure their crop protection programs effectively limit disease and maximize yield potential without breaking the bank."

In field trials on wheat, Absolute Maxx has shown improved stripe rust management, with growers seeing a 3 bushels/acre average yield lift. Additionally, 2015 trials using Absolute Maxx in corn were equally effective, with yield increases in some instances beyond 20 bushels/acre.

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