An understandable advantage to winter wheat production is the higher yield that can be obtained compared to spring wheat production. However, to complete its life cycle, winter wheat needs to undergo a vernalization period, which exposes it to the cold of fluctuating seasons and opens the possibility to winter kill. In other words, the amount of plants that don’t reemerge in the spring will be detrimental to final yield unless the grower takes precautions. This winter kill potential is in addition to normal ranges of insect and disease pressure a wheat crop will encounter.
Seed treatments can help improve the health and vigor of the crop as it enters vernalization. By properly arming your plants, you’re giving them the best chance to maximize yield come spring.
Nufarm’s chemistries are well documented and proven to help increase stand and plant health. Seed armored with proven fungicides and insecticides shield vulnerable seed, roots and emerging plants from devastating smuts and bunts, seed and seedling diseases, root rots, and insect pests resulting in stronger seedlings, a better crop stand and healthier profits.
Nufarm’s wheat seed treatment portfolio includes five packaged premixes options plus numerous custom blended options provided by West Central through their STI Customized SM seed treatment blending service. These options allow growers to protect their wheat and their profits with a Sativa® solution that fits their unique needs. Sativa brands deliver all-in-one disease, insect and growth promoter solutions that make it easy for winter wheat to stay strong for the long and sometime difficult growing season.
If looking for a premium fungicide only seed treatment, Sativa M2F comes in a convenient premix formulated from three proven actives. Providing excellent control of Pythium with two times the metalaxyl. Additionally, M2F protects seed decay and controls and suppresses many common early season diseases, including Rhizoctonia and Fusarium.
For more information about Nufarm’s seed treatment chemistries, check out the Nufarm site.
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