No. 6 Article 6/May 2, 2008

Caramba Fungicide Registered on Wheat

BASF announced last week that Caramba fungicide received a full section 3 registration from the U.S. EPA. State registration for Illinois is expected soon. Caramba contains the active ingredient metconazole, which belongs to the demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicide group, sometimes referred to as the "triazole" group. In field research trials sponsored by the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative conducted at several universities over multiple years, Caramba has been very effective in reducing Fusarium head blight (scab) severity and reducing the level of the associated mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON), in harvested grain. For more information about Fusarium head blight management in wheat, refer to "Managing Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat" in the April 11, 2008, issue of the Bulletin.--Carl A. Bradley

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