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Pictor

Fungicides

Pictor® is a protectant and systemic flowering spray fungicide for use in winter oilseed rape that provides excellent control of sclerotinia, late light leaf spot infections, botrytis and Alternaria.

Why Pictor®?Independent evidence
Excellent Sclerotinnia control. Important where risk of extended floweringAHDB fungicide performance trials
Protectant activity against Light Leaf Spot (to protect the pod canopy)ADAS and AHDB trials
Avoids use of azoles at flowering for good LLS resistance managementFollows FRAG UK advice
Keeps leaves greener for longer to maximize seed fillADAS 'GLAD' trials provide the proof (0.25 t/ha yield increase)

Use Pictor® at 0.5kg/ha at early-mid flower

Product Profile

Active ingredient(s)200 g/l dimoxystrobin and 200 g/l boscalid
FormulationSuspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack size5 litres in outers of four
Crop(s)Winter oilseed rape
Disease activitySclerotinia stem rot, Phoma lingam and stem canker, Alternaria dark leaf and pod spot, light leaf spot
Maximum individual dose0.5 litres per hectare
Maximum total dose1 litre per hectare
Latest time of application50% of pods have reached final size (GS 75)
Water volume200-400 litres per hectare
Aquatic buffer zoneLERAP B
Other specific restrictionPictor must not be applied before 1st February or GS 20 in the year of harvest

Keep Sclerotinia out – protect the flowering crop

Crops which get to flowering in 2020 will be worth protecting and keeping leaves green for as long as possible to maximize seed-fill to canopies of all sizes make the best of it. Oilseed rape is an elastic crop and can pleasantly surprise us, so it’s important not to abandon our agronomy ‘know-how’.

Choose Pictor® with confidence, endorsed by recent independent AHDB and ADAS research. 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 resistance management

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 active ingredients in Pictor® protect the pod canopy and provide an alternative mode of action compared to azole chemistry used earlier in the year to control the disease (FRAG UK advice).

Yield increase in the absence of visible disease

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.

Pictor® increases Green Leaf Area Duration and yield

5 site summary 2014-2016

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