- 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.
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.