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Systiva®

Seed Treatment Fungicide

Think bigger in both wheat and barley

If you’ve been growing barley in recent years, you probably already know how much Systiva® can add to your bottom line. Its control of all the major foliar as well as seed-borne and soil-borne diseases protects the crop right through to beyond flag leaf, while its plant health benefits boost early vigour promote higher yields.

Systiva’s excellent control of italicise blotch now makes it an important rotation option for wheat as well. Its alternative mode of action reduces resistance pressure on triazoles and leaves you with more foliar options to maintain control later in the season.

Key benefits

  • Comprehensive and extended protection against key diseases
  • Improved crop vigour sets up stronger yields
  • Less need for early foliar spraying, saving time and money

What is Systiva® Seed Treatment fungicide?

Success with Systiva

4 steps for maintaining net blotch control

Dressing barley seed with Systiva is still the smartest single use of SDHI chemistry to control both forms of net blotch – as well as other key diseases – and set up strong yields. But it must be part of a robust rotation.

These are the four steps to taking an integrated approach that will make the best use of the management tools you have available:

Step 1: Avoid barley on barley

Rotating crops and burning stubble will help reduce inoculum levels and the risk of severe infection.

Step 2: Avoid susceptible varieties

Use the net blotch resistance ratings in your latest GRDC crop sowing guide to avoid growing the most susceptible varieties such as Spartacus.

Step 3: Rotate fungicidal MoAs

If you are going to include an SDHI fungicide in the program, using Systiva at the start will be the most effective option. It will reduce disease establishment and can then be followed by a QoI + DMI fungicide like Opera.

Step 4: Use a foliar follow-up proactively

The best risk-reduction strategy is to use a foliar fungicide at a pre-planned timing (e.g. GS 32) rather than waiting until disease symptoms appear.

Suggested spray programme

Start with Systiva as your early SDHI foliar fungicide for early protection. Systiva will limit net blotch establishment as well as controlling other diseases.

The first follow-up spray should be scheduled at GS32 or soon after and include a QoI mode of action as well as a DMI, such as Opera.

Systiv spray guide

How it works

Systiva is a foliar fungicide treated directly to the seed, giving it the best possible start from day one. From sowing, it delivers powerful long-term disease control against seed, soil and foliar diseases, as well as greater resilience against challenging weather conditions. By enhancing vigorous growth in roots and shoots and providing a robust foundation for crop establishment, Systiva offers farmers peace of mind knowing their crop yield protection is assured.

Crop suitability

  • Barley

    Leaf rust
    Loose smut
    Net form of net blotch
    Powdery mildew
    Rhizoctonia root rot
    Scald
    Spot form of net blotch
  • Wheat

    Bunt
    Rhizoctonia root rot
    Septoria tritici blotch

Systiva success stories

Luke Wilkins

Systiva is very efficient: it nips the disease in the bud, whereas the foliar sprays often go on when the disease has already taken hold.

Luke Wilkins, Agronomist – Bawdens Rural Trading, Tumby Bay SA
James Heffernan

The last two or three years have revolutionised our barley growing. The barley is out-yielding the wheat. We’re getting 8 to 10 tonnes a hectare from dryland crops and that’s our new yield expectation.

James Heffernan, Agronomist, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Narracoorte SA