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Fungicide

Caramba

Group 3

Preventive protection against late leaf diseases, Fusarium head blight in cereals and ear rots in corn.

  • Caramba® fungicide is registered for use on cereals and corn
  • Apply at heading in cereals for activity on Fusarium head blight and leaf diseases
  • Apply at full silking to silk browning in corn for management of ear rots
  • Reduces deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination to preserve grain quality

Labels & SDS

3 AVAILABLE

Applicable On

Cereals

Corn

Labels & SDS

Additional Resources

 

 

Benefits of Caramba

  • The active ingredient in Caramba is metconazole. Metconazole is part of the triazole (Group 3) family of fungicides which have protective activity on a number of foliar diseases in a range of crops.
  • Caramba is a systemic fungicide which means it moves into the plant, as opposed to just staying on the plant surface.

Performance Trials

Reduction in fusarium head blight (FHB) severity in wheat

Fusarium head blight management with Caramba

Increased wheat yield with Caramba

Product Info & Application Guide

Disease Management

Crops

Diseases

Barley

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1
Leaf rust (Puccinia hordei)
Net blotch (Pyrenophora teres)
Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis)
Scald (Rhynchosporium secalis)
Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)1
Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)

Corn

Fusarium ear rot (Fusarium graminearum)1
Gibberella ear rot (Gibberella zeae)1

Oats

Crown rust (Puccinia coronata)
Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1
Septoria leaf blotch (Septoria avenae)

Rye

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1
Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)
Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis)
Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)

Soybeans

Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi)

Sugar beets

Cercospora leaf spot (Cercospora beticola)

Wheat (all types) and triticale

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1,2
Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)
Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis f. sp. tritici)
Septoria glume blotch (Stagonospora nodorum)
Septoria leaf spot (Septoria tritici or S. nodorum)
Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)1
Stem rust (Puccinia graminis)
Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)
Tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

1 Suppression only.
2 Not suppressed or controlled in triticale. Wheat only.

Application Tips

Ground Application

  • Apply Caramba when conditions are favourable for the development of disease.
  • Use a minimum water volume of 40 L/acre (100 L/ha). Ensure thorough coverage of foliage.

 

Aerial Application

  • Apply Caramba when conditions are favourable for the development of disease.
  • Use a minimum water volume of 20 L/acre (50 L/ha). Ensure thorough coverage of foliage.

When to Apply

Cereals:

  • Fusarium Head Blight Activity; leaf disease control - at heading
    • Wheat, Oats and Rye - To maximize yield and manage FHB apply Caramba at a rate of 0.405 L/acre (1 L/ha) when crops are at 20% flowering.
    • Barley – 0.405 L/acre (1 L/ha) between full head emergence to up to 3 days after full emergence of main stem heads.
  • Leaf Disease Control - prior to heading
    • Apply prior to disease development or at the onset of disease symptoms at a rate of  0.2 – 0.3 L/ac (0.5 – 0.7 L/ha)

 

Corn:

  • Fusarium ear rot; gibberella ear rot
    • Field, sweet, pop, seed types - To maximize yield and manage diseases apply Caramba at a rate of 0.45 L/acre (1 L/ha) when crops are at full silking to silk browning (BBCH stage GS63-67).

How Much to Apply

Crop

Disease

Application Rate
(L/acre)

Barley

Net blotch (Pyrenophora teres)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Scald (Rhynchosporium secalis)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Leaf rust (Puccinia hordel)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Wheat (all types)

Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Septoria leaf spot (Septoria triticiorSeptoria nodorum)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Oats

Crown rust (Puccinia coronata)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Septoria leaf blotch (Septoria avenae)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Rye

Leaf Rust (Puccinia recondita)

0.2 - 0.3 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Wheat
Barley
Oats

Rye

Fusarium Head Blight

0.4 L/acre
(1.0 L/ha)

Corn

Fusarium ear rot, gibberella ear rot

0.4 L/acre
(1.0 L/ha)

 

*To limit the potential for development of resistance, DO NOT make more than two (2) applications of Caramba fungicide or other DMI (group 3) fungicides per season.

 

Mixing Instructions

  1. Clean spray tank following sprayer clean-up recommendations on the label of the product applied previously.
  2. Fill the spray tank one-half full of water and start agitation.
  3. Add the required amount of Caramba to the tank.
  4. Continue agitation while filling the remainder of the spray tank.
  5. After use, clean the spray tank.