Proceed Concentrate, a second formulation of new Proceed seed treatment fungicide, has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – providing professional seed applicators with new generation technology that protects cereal seed and seedlings for a strong, green, more successful crop to the grower in a more concentrated form. With the registration of Proceed Concentrate, wheat growers have more flexibility in choosing on-farm or commercial application of their seed treatment.
Available in 2010, Proceed offers broad-spectrum control of seed-borne scab, smut, bunt and ten other tough diseases affecting cereal seed and seedlings. The protection of Proceed results in higher emergence rates and healthier, greener plants for a more successful crop at harvest.
Proceed Concentrate is designed to deliver with only 1 fluid ounce per hundredweight of seeds the same level of protection that Proceed MD does at 5 fluid ounces per hundredweight of seeds. Proceed Concentrate is registered for commercial and downstream applications by seed producers and distributors. Proceed MD is also available for grower application.
A third formulation of Proceed is expected to receive EPA registration before the start of the 2010 spring wheat planting season. This last option will include an insecticide for added control of wireworm damage.
Proceed is one of the many innovative solutions provided by Bayer CropScience – a company committed to bringing new technology to the forefront of crop production. For questions concerning the availability and use of Proceed, growers should visit their retailer, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.CerealExperts.com.