The Novus Ag Performance Plot is coming along nicely as we move toward fall! We are currently documenting multiple in-furrow, 2×2 and foliar products. Contact your Novus Ag Sales Associate for a walk-through of the plot to view some of our trials.
In this foliar trial, you will see BASF’s Priaxor vs an untreated strip. Priaxor contains a strobi known as Pyraclastrobin, which is a preventative fungicide that also offers some plant health benefits.
We sprayed a half rate (2 oz) of Priaxor when soybeans were matured to growth stage V3. This foliar application was conducted on 7/11/19, and our goal of this application was to document how well this half rate application would do on diseases such as Septoria Brown Spot. If you look at picture 1A and compare to picture 1B (pictures from 8/8/19), you will see that the Priaxor treated strip has much more lower leaf retention vs the untreated strip. This is because our application of Priaxor was able to ward off early Septoria Brown Spot pressure, therefore helped retain lower leaves.
This additional leaf retention led to the soybean plant being able to place more nodes and set pods lower on the plant where the trifoliates were retained. As you can see on picture 2B, the amount of foliage on the lower canopy of the soybean is greater than the foliage on the untreated bean. We believe this led to a greater pod count, as you can see on picture 2A, due to increased photosynthesis from more leaf surface area as well as trifoliate retention. Priaxor is one of BASF’s tried and true products, and it can be a great tool in helping with disease management and stress mitigation.
If you would like to learn more about Priaxor or one of our other fungicide/foliar products, please contact your Novus Ag Sales Associate.