Edition 23, 2011
Dual strategy protects against pathogenic fungi

Anti-aging effect for wheat and other cereals

  • Scientists at Bayer CropScience are working closely together with cooperation partners such as Bahar Miraghazadeh and Dr. Peter Chandler from the Australian research organization CSIRO to boost the quality and yields of wheat.
  • Attack on fungal cells
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Scientists at Bayer CropScience are working closely together with cooperation partners such as Bahar Miraghazadeh and Dr. Peter Chandler from the Australian research organization CSIRO to boost the quality and yields of wheat.

Sometimes a single spore is enough for a fungus to infect an entire plant. In moderate climatic conditions such as those that prevail in northern and central Europe in particular, pathogenic fungi can cause dramatic crop losses in farming. Whether cereals, vegetables, fruit, oilseed rape or soy: no agricultural or garden plant is safe from these spores. They infect plant parts such as the roots, stems, blossoms and developing fruits and cause diseases that significantly impair the yield and quality of a harvest.

Two-pronged attack
Scientists at Bayer CropScience have now developed a dual strategy against these harmful fungi: Aviator™ Xpro™ attacks the metabolic processes of fungal cells from two sides at once. It also has another positive side effect: the fungicide not only protects cereal plants against disease pathogens, but also boosts harvest yields.

Read on here to find out in more detail which active ingredients the crop protection specialists have combined and how the new-generation cereals fungicide works:

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