Pictor® is a protectant and systemic fungicide for spring use in winter oilseed rape for the control of light leaf spot, Sclerotinia stem rot, Phoma lingam/stem canker and Alternaria dark leaf and pod spot as summarised below.
- Contains two actives giving equal control of Sclerotinia and providing two modes of action for effective resistance management.
- Builds yield irrespective of disease levels.
- Average increase of 0.28 t/ha when little or no disease is present.
- Buffering against drought stress in late May/June – keeps pod canopy green and maintains seed-fill.
Pictor® is an oilseed rape flowering spray fungicide that provides excellent control of sclerotinia, late light leaf spot infections, botrytis and Alternaria.
The product contains two active ingredients, dimoxystrobin and boscalid. Both equally contribute to Sclerotinia control by stopping the disease before it enters the plant.
Light leaf spot spores are always present and Pictor provides a valuable alternative mode of action against light leaf spot, a disease where sensitivity to triazoles is reducing. The actives protect the pod canopy and provide an alternative mode of action compared to those used earlier to control the disease (FRAG UK advice).
In addition to excellent disease control, Pictor® also delivers physiological benefits to the plant.
A key benefit of Pictor® is that it protects profits by increasing yield even when no disease is present, by keeping the leaves green for longer and hence maximizing the photosynthetic capacity of the plant.
|Active ingredient(s)||200 g/l dimoxystrobin and 200 g/l boscalid|
|Formulation||Suspension Concentrate (SC)|
|Pack size||5 litres in outers of four|
|Crop(s)||Winter oilseed rape|
|Disease activity||Clerotinia stem rot, Phoma lingam and stem canker, Alternaria dark leaf and pod spot, light leaf spot|
|Maximum individual dose||0.5 litres per hectare|
|Maximum total dose||1 litre per hectare|
|Latest time of application||50% of pods have reached final size (GS 75)|
|Water volume||200-400 litres per hectare|
|Aquatic buffer zone||LERAP B|
|Other specific restriction||Pictor must not be applied before 1st February or GS 20 in the year of harvest|
Pictor® increases yield irrespective of disease levels
Out of 48 trials with no or little disease, Pictor produced a yield increase of more than 0.13t/ha in 36 of them, making Pictor® profitable in 75% of cases. Research studies show that there is an 89% chance of Pictor® profits whatever the disease.
Pictor® disease control
Pictor® ensures disease pressure is controlled to deliver a crop with the best levels of health and vitality for the maximum crop yield.
Pictor® delivers the green effect
OSR treated with Pictor® delivers higher photosynthetic activity.