Source: BASF

BASF presented technical information and aerial applicator experiences for TwinLine and Caramba fungicides at the National Agricultural Aviation Association's annual conference. Both fungicides received EPA registrations for cereals this year.

"TwinLine and Caramba strengthen the BASF wheat fungicide portfolio by providing broad-spectrum activity on rust, head scab and other major cereal diseases," said Amber Shirley, Ph.D., senior technical service specialist
with BASF.

TwinLine, labeled for barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, combines pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Headline fungicide and metconazole.

"TwinLine, specifically designed for aggressive wheat diseases like stripe rust, delivers multiple benefits, including broad spectrum disease control and Plant Health benefits, including drought tolerance and stronger stands for easier harvest and higher yield potential," Shirley said. "The flag leaf is the most important contributor to yield. With a wide application window and an aerial label of two gallons per acre and greater, TwinLine is perfectly suited for an on-demand market at the flag leaf timing."

During the technical presentation, Shirley shared a summary of 27 BASF and university small-plot, replicated trials that were conducted in 2008. The tests were conducted with TwinLine and two competitive products