Expert advice

Seed dressing as a basis for the protection of cereals against pathogens

The number of seed dressing products available on the market is going to decrease in the near future due to the withdrawal of products containing thiram as an active substance from the market. In 2020, the well-known and proven products such as SAROX 500 FS, SAROX 75 WS and SARFUN DUO 515 FS can no longer be used, which is why CIECH Sarzyna offers BELTONE 25 FS as an alternative. The seed dressing product contains triticonazole – a well-known and valued active substance, which offers very good results in combating a wide range of diseases.

Seed dressing eliminates diseases transmissible with seed that cannot be controlled by other means, for example by foliar fungicide treatments. Some of these diseases can completely destroy a plantation in its early stages of growth - snow mould and seedling blight, as well as those that develop during the growth and development of the plant. The diseases developing during the growing season, which can be controlled only by seed dressing include common bunt, Karnal bunt and loose smut. Seed dressing using BELTONE 25 FS will significantly reduce the occurrence of these diseases in cereal plantations.

One of the important features of seed dressing products used on farms is their very high effectiveness in combating diseases in a wide range of crops, confirmed by relevant authorities. This gives a possibility to optimally use the product – BELTONE 25 FS fits these requirements perfectly. The product can be used in winter wheat, winter barley, winter rye, spring wheat, spring barley and oats, using a dose from 0.15l to 0.2l for every 100 kilograms of grain. When preparing a suspension for seed dressing, remember to add a proper amount of water. For every 100 kilograms of grain, use 400 millilitres of water. Adding this amount of water will allow a very good coverage of grains with BELTONE 25, which will ensure the highest quality of the dressing process.

BELTONE 25 FS is not only highly effective against typical diseases, but also highly effective against foliage diseases. In the case of spring barley, it also helps controlling barley stripe and net blotch in the initial growth period, and in the case of winter barley, it reduces the occurrence of net blotch and scald in cereals.