EPA registers BASF’s Obvius fungicide seed treatment

Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola.

State registrations are forthcoming.

Obvius has three unique modes of action which provide early broad spectrum seed and seedling disease control.  The seed treatment is powered by Xemium fungicide and F500 fungicide, the same active ingredients found in Priaxor fungicide, plus metalaxyl.

Obvius fungicide seed treatment helps provide seedling disease control pressure often found in areas where pulse, podded vegetables and canola are grown. 

In 2015 research field trials, Obvius fungicide seed treatment provided faster and increased emergence, long-term residual disease activity, and improved seedling health.

The treatment helps control the seedling diseases Ascochyta blight, Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Botrytis, and others.

Obvius is effective against Rhizoctonia which can lead to root rot and seed rot in pulse and podded vegetable crops.

Obvius will be available to pulse, podded vegetable and canola growers for the 2016 season.


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