Bayer CropScience announced the registration of Proline 480 SC fungicide for use on canola. The new active ingredient is a member of the triazolinthione class of chemistry, providing growers with a new option for control of Sclerotinia stem rot.

"Canola growers have been looking for something new and better to protect their crop," says Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience fungicide portfolio manager. "Proline provides outstanding performance on Sclerotinia and is available in an easy-to-use formulation."

Across three years of trials at North Dakota State University, from 2003 through 2005, Proline fungicide provided the most effective control of Sclerotinia and the greatest yield improvement in comparison to other registered products tested.

"In trial results across U.S. canola-growing regions, we've seen a marked reduction in Sclerotinia disease severity and increased yields with Proline," Myers added.

In addition to canola, Proline is also available to control Ascochyta blight in chickpeas and lentils as well as scab and leaf diseases in wheat and barley.

For questions concerning the use of Proline, visit or talk to their local Bayer CropScience representative.