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Fungicide

Caramba

Group 3

 

For preventative protection against late leaf disease and Fusarium head blight

  • Proven protection against Fusarium head blight
  • Effective control of later-season foliar diseases
  • Reduced deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination to preserve grade quality

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Applicable On

Cereals

Corn

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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

 

Caramba reduces DON better than the competition

Increased wheat yield with Caramba

Fusarium head blight management 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 0.405L/acre (1L/ha) when crops are at 20% flowering.
    • Barley – 0.405L/acre (1L/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  0.202 – 0.283 L/ac (0.5 – 0.7 L/ha)

How Much to Apply

Crop

Disease

Application Rate
(L/acre)

Barley

Net blotch ( Pyrenophora teres)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Scald ( Rhynchosporium secalis)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Leaf rust (Puccinia hordel)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus) (suppression)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Wheat (all types)

Leaf rust (Puccinia recondita)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Septoria leaf spot (Septoria tritici or Septoria nodorum)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus) (suppression)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Oats

Crown rust (Puccinia coronata)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Septoria leaf blotch (Septoria avenae)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Rye

Leaf Rust (Puccinia recondita)

0.202 to 0.283 L/acre
(0.5 - 0.7 L/ ha)

Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rye       

Fusarium Head Blight

0.405 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.

FAQ

What diseases are controlled by Caramba?

The diseases controlled by Caramba are as follows:

  • In barley - Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1, leaf rust (Puccinia hordei ), net blotch (Pyrenophora teres), powdery mlidew (Erysiphe graminis), scald (Rhynchosporium secalis), spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)1, and stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)
  • In corn (field, sweet, pop, seed types) - Fusarium ear rot (Fusarium graminearum)1, and gibberella ear rot (Gibberella zeae)1
  • In oats - Crown rust (Puccinia coronata), fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1, and septoria leaf blotch (Septoria avenae)
  • In rye - Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1, leaf rust (Puccinia recondita), powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis), and stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis)
  • In wheat (all types incl. durum wheat) and triticale - Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum)1,2, leaf rust (Puccinia recondita), powdery mlidew (Erysiphe graminis f. sp. tritici), septoria glume blotch (Stagonospora nodorum), septoria leaf spot (Septoria tritici or Stagonospora nodorum), spot blotch (Cochliobolus sativus)1, stem rust (Puccinia graminis), stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis), and tan spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis )

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

How do I determine the best timing for a fungicide application on my cereals (i.e. flag-leaf timing vs. heading)?

To determine the best time to apply a fungicide, you must determine your risk levels and production goals.

 

In wheat, 65% of yield potential is built by the last two leaves. That's why growers see the most consistent return by planning a preventative fungicide application on their cereals at flag-leaf.1 A planned application of Nexicor® consistently provides industry-leading performance and a positive return under high and low foliar disease pressure.2

 

If you are at risk of fusarium head blight (FHB), BASF recommends an application of Caramba® fungicide at 20% flowering (GS 61-63). Caramba can help reduce deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination and preserve grade quality. Caramba also provides an extended window for effective control of later-season foliar diseases.

 

1. While Nexicor fungicide can be applied between stem elongation and early head emergence (GS 31-55), research suggests that applying at flag-leaf (GS 37-39) helps maximize yield potential in cereals.

2. AgSolutions® Performance Trials, Western Canada 2016-2017

What is the optimal timing for fusarium head blight (FHB) control in cereals?

To maximize yield and suppress FHB, apply Caramba® fungicide to wheat, oats and rye when crops are at 20% flowering (GS 61-63). For barley, apply Caramba between full head emergence to up to three days after full emergence of main stem heads.