Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn. Xanthion In-furrow fungicide will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season.

“Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is a new tool to help growers start their season off strong,” says Justin Clark, Technical Market Specialist, BASF. “Different than other early season crop management treatments, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots. This can lead to healthier plants later in the season.”

Field research trials show Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides more rapid emergence, extended residual control and improved seedling health than untreated crops. In research trials, corn plants treated with Xanthion In-furrow fungicide increased emergence by 5.2 percent compared to the untreated check.

Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is the first fungicide on the market to combine a chemical fungicide and a biofungicide. This combination fungicide, which contains the same active ingredients as in Headline fungicide and Integral biofungicide, provides two modes of action to protect growers’ seed investment by improving seedling health.

Xanthion In-furrow fungicide works by providing early, rapid and more uniform emergence and better root structure. In addition, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide helps control soilborne diseases and provides improved cold tolerance, promoting seedling health. Improved seedling health allows for increased nutrient and water uptake, maximizing yield potential.

“A successful harvest begins with a strong foundation at planting,” says Clark. “For progressive corn growers who want to start their season strong, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is the answer.”

Growers looking for maximum disease protection for their corn crops throughout the growing season can also follow up with Priaxor fungicide pre-tassel, and Headline AMP fungicide at tassel.