(Active substances: cyproconazole + trifloxystrobin)
Escolta is our class-leading sugar beet fungicide that delivers excellent control of all four foliar diseases and combined strobilurin and triazole yield enhancement. It offers high levels of disease control and boosts yields to increase productivity for sugar beet producers.
It has been demonstrated in independent trials that Escolta gives you unbeatable return on your investment through increased yield. In a series of 17 trials, one spray of Escolta achieved an average 10t/ha yield increase over untreated sugar beet. In the same series of trials Escolta achieved a yield advantage of 3.4t/ha over its nearest competitor.
A series of nine trials by Broom’s Barn, British Sugar and Bayer CropScience looked at two spray programmes and demonstrated the value of a T2 spray that achieved an additional 5.5t/ha.
To get the best from Escolta, apply a T1 spray as disease enters the crop, but before it has become established. Apply your T2 spray three to four weeks afterwards and by mid-September, at the latest, to give full protection to later lifted crops and maximise leaf-greening.
T1 sprays are typically applied in late July or early August. Escolta persists for three to four weeks, so a well-timed T1 spray will keep the crop protected right through the cereal harvest and into September.
Assess the need for a T2 spray in late August or early September depending on disease pressure and planned lifting. Escolta’s short harvest interval of 21 days provides the flexibility to take advantage of a T2 spray and lift early. In a high disease year, a T2 spray gives an economic response where October lifting is planning. A healthy crop can continue to gain 3t/ha per week during October.
Where you are lifting beyond October, a T2 spray gives full protection into the winter. In addition to building yield it helps to maintain a healthy canopy and protect roots and crowns from frost damage.