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Sphaerex

Group 3

New and improved cereal head timing fungicide for management of late-season leaf diseases to enhance yield and protect grain quality. 

  • Enhanced yield increase and quality protection
  • Best in-class fusarium head blight (FHB) efficacy for improved quality management
  • Sphaerex® fungicide provides management of late-season leaf diseases in barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat
  • Flexible use pattern for a diversity of situations 

Labels & SDS

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Applicable On

Cereals

Cereals

LABELS & SDS

Additional Resources

Benefits of Sphaerex

  • Sphaerex enhances yield and protects grain quality by providing management of late-season leaf diseases in barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat
  • Sphaerex provides best-in-class FHB efficacy for improved quality management in cereals
  • Allows for a flexible use pattern for a diversity of situations

Performance Trials

Higher yield performance with Sphaerex in cereals

Chart: Untreated + Caramba fungicide + Sphaerex

Increased efficacy on FHB with Sphaerex

Field Comparison: Untreated + Sphaerex + Miravis Ace fungicide + NIS

Sphaerex provides best-in-class quality management

Chart: Sphaerex + Caramba + Prosaro XTR + Miravis Ace + NIS
Application Timing

Product Info & Application Guide

Diseases controlled

Crop Disease
Barley

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)2

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)3

Leaf rust (Puccinia hordei)

Net blotch (Pyrenophora teres)

Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis)

Scald (Rhynchosporium secalis)

Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)2

Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)

Oats

Crown rust (Puccinia coronata)

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)2

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)4

Stagonospora (Septoria) leaf blotch and black stem (Stagonospora avenae syn. Septoria avenae)

Rye and triticale 

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)2

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)5

Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)

Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis)

Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)

Wheat (all types)

Ergot (Claviceps purpurea)2

Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)6

Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)

Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis f. sp. tritici)

Septoria/Stagonospora leaf blotch (Septoria tritici or Stagonospora nodorum)

Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)2

Stem rust (Puccinia graminis)

Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)

Tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

 

2 Suppression only.
3 Suppression only, apply when 75-100% of main stem barley spikes are emerged until 3 days after.
4 Suppression only, apply at anthesis stage or at early panicle stage when anthers are yellow to white.
5 Suppression only, apply when at least 75% of mainstem cereal heads are fully emerged until the end of anthesis.
6 Suppression only, apply Sphaerex as a preventative application, beginning when at least 75% of mainstem wheat heads are fully emerged until anthesis stage (Growth Stage (GS) 61-69), early heading stage when anthers are yellow to white. Optimal timing is at anthesis, or until 50% flower.

Application Tips

  • Sphaerex should be applied preventatively, prior to the onset of disease.
  • Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast.
  • Apply when conditions are favourable for disease development.

 

Pre-harvest interval

30 days after application for barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat. 

When to Apply

Crop Staging1
Barley

75% spike emergence to 3 days after full emergence

Oats

early panicle to flowering

Rye and triticale 

early heading to end of flowering

Wheat (all types)

75% head emergence to end of flowering

 

Optimum staging for fusarium head blight and ergot management. Sphaerex can be applied earlier for leaf disease management. Performance is best when applications occur prior to foliar disease development or at the onset of disease symptoms.

How Much to Apply

One case of Sphaerex treats 80 acres for fusarium head blight.

For fusarium head blight 216 ml/ac (530 ml/ha)

 

BASF recommends the use of the higher rate to guarantee maximum protection against leaf diseases and FHB.

 

Water volume

Ground Application

20 gal/ac (200 L/ha)

Aerial application

5 gal/ac (50 L/ha)

 

Mixing order

  1. Ensure the spray tank is clean before use.
  2. Fill the spray tank 1/2 full of water and start agitation.
  3. Add the required amount of Sphaerex to the tank.
  4. Continue agitation while filling the remainder of the spray tank.
  5. After use, clean the spray tank according to the label precautions. 

Sphaerex - Head Timing Cereal Fungicide

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