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1. What is Stratego YLD fungicide?

Stratego YLD fungicide features the latest in triazole technology for corn and soybeans. Offering two modes of action, it provides both preventive and curative activities and systemic movement to provide broad-spectrum, long-lasting control of all important fungal diseases in corn and soybeans and higher yield potential. o Triazole Component Unique redistribution activity, moving on the outside of the plant with free moisture, such as dew, down into the whorl, protecting new plant tissue as it grows. Systemic movement inside the leaf translocates active ingredient to the leaf tips and edges.. Strobilurin Component Rapid protection of the whole leaf through vapor phase distribution. Penetration and translaminar distribution of the strobilurin complement the effect of the triazole.

Stratego YLD can be applied to wheat, soybeans, or to corn early season and/or at tassel. Stratego YLD has proven disease control that is highly effective on a broad range of diseases. 2. What makes Stratego YLD different from other fungicides on the market? Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience

See Video: RANDY MYERS FROM FARM PROGRESS SHOW, beginning at script "Designed for working with corn and soybeans very nicely. We have the newest triazole chemistry available is what is in Stratego YLD. It adds consistency and broadness of spectrum. Brings unique redistribution properties that other triazoles dont have so its an excellent complimentary chemistry for the strobilurins we have in Stratego YLD ...

3. What diseases does Stratego YLD control? With its powerful triazole component, Stratego YLD is effective on a broad range of diseases in corn and soybeans, including a higher degree of activity on anthracnose and rusts. Stratego YLD even stops strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot (Cercospora sojina). CORN DISEASES SOYBEAN DISEASES Anthracnose leaf blight Alternaria leaf spot Common rust Anthracnose Eyespot Asian soybean rust Gray leaf spot Cercospora blight Northern corn leaf blight Frogeye leaf spot Northern corn leaf spot Pod and stem blight Southern corn leaf blight Powdery mildew Southern rust Rhizoctonia aerial blight Septoria brown spot

4. How does Stratego YLD combat disease resistance development?

Fungicides are vital to the future of agriculture, but their utility is at risk from pathogens developing resistance to specific modes of action. According to the Fungicide Resistance Action committee (FRAC), a specialist technical group of CropLife International, the best way to prevent and manage disease resistance is by using multiple modes of action in tankmixes and rotationsall at labeled rates. Stratego YLD contains two powerful broad-spectrum modes of action in one product, which helps fight the important fungal diseases in corn and soybeans, even strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot. 5. Where does gray leaf spot begin on the plant? Tamra Jackson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist


6. What are the stages of anthracnose infection? Allison Robertson, Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathologist


7. What is the difference between common rust and southern rust, and how are they identified? Tamra Jackson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist


8. How does goss wilt affect the corn plant as a whole? Tamra Jackson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist


9. How does Aspergillus ear rot first appear on the plant, and how can it be identified? Tamra Jackson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist Question:


10. Many farmers think fungicides are only needed during wet rainy seasons. Why should they consider applying Stratego YLD even during dry years? Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience

See Video: RANDY MYERS FROM FARM PROGRESS SHOW, beginning at script "Because of strobilurin component and the additive benefits from the triazole we have we improve the health of the plant which allows it to withstand stresses - so if you make the application before the plant goes into stress, it delays the onset of stress systems and when conditions change and become favorable for growth it comes out of that stress in much better shape. Growers need to think about long-term effects and whats happening

throughout the season. Benefits to plant but also a fantastic fungicide so it controls a broad range of diseases making the plant healthier, better standability and harvestability, a lot of other features other than just disease control from the use of a fungicide.
11. Explain how the early season application of Stratego YLD should be applied and how does it work? Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience

See Video: RANDY MYERS FROM FARM PROGRESS SHOW, beginning at script Stratego YLD is a great fungicide that can be used at the ESA. But 2/3 of corn fields in US have a herbicide sprayed post emergence early stage, V4-V7, and since most fields are being treated this time anyways, Stratego YLD can be put into tank so it saves an application cost only incremental cost is the fungicide itself. At the early stages, it can be recommended to go as low as 2 ounces of Stratego YLD and at that rate if a grower gets a or of a bushel back, he already pays for his fungicide and on average were averaging over 6 bushel increase with fungicide.
(this section is only formatted differently because I have copy/pasted to show where the copy that is currently on the FAQ site will fit) 12. What does an early season (growth stages V4 to V7) Stratego YLD application do for my corn?

Disease Control. With higher plant populations and less tillage, corn fields have become a friendlier place for diseases that survive on the crop residue from previous seasons. These diseases, such as grey leaf spot, can infect the lower leaves of the corn plant, producing spores that spread to and infect higher leaves. These new infections continue the cycle of producing more spores, leading to more infections and even more spores. With each cycle during the season, the disease works its way up the plant like a ladder. Keeping the lower leaves cleaner for a longer period of time delays infection of higher leaves, slowing the disease infection cycle and keeping the plant healthier and more productive. Healthier Plants. Stratego YLD helps improve the health of the field and reduces susceptibility to green snap and lodging. Treated plants are also more tolerant of abiotic stresses, such as moisture deficiency and frost. Resources, such as nitrogen, are used more efficiently. The end result is higher average yields at the end of the season.

13. Why do the use rates differ between early season applications of Stratego YLD and tassel applications?
The recommended range of use rates for tassel applications of Stratego YLD is 4 to 5 fl oz/A. The range for early season applications (growth stages V4 to V7) is 2 to 5 fl oz/A. Four to 5 ounces of Stratego YLD applied between growth stages VT to R2 has proven to be quite effective in controlling important diseases and improving plant health. These plants are very tall with large biomasses that need to be protected. By contrast, plants between growth stages V4 and V7 are much smaller and have less leaf area to protect. The leaves are arranged in such a fashion as to collect the most sunlight, so there is limited shading of lower leaves by upper leaves. Coverage is much easier to attain on the smaller, more exposed plants.

14. How can an early season rate of 2 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD be an effective rate?
The performance and residual activity of a fungicide are determined by the concentration of active ingredient per unit of plant surface area. Because less leaf area is present at early season than after tassel emergence, the active ingredient sprayed per acre is less diluted. Studies have shown that the concentration of active ingredient per unit of leaf area on the fifth leaf treated with 2 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD at V5 is more than 40% higher than on the ear leaf treated with 4 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD at VT. There is a minimum concentration of active ingredient on the leafs surface that effectively controls fungal infections. Once that concentration is reached, the benefit of higher concentrations is longer residual activity. After application, the active ingredient begins to degrade or be inactivated. The higher the initial application rate, the longer it takes for the concentration to fall below the effective level. This time denotes the length of the residual control.

15. How is protecting a small corn plant different from protecting a plant after tassel emergence?
As the corn plant develops, the lower leaves are sloughed. The stalk expands, splitting the leaf sheaths of the early leaves, and brace roots rip through the sheaths of leaves growing from earlier nodes. These damaged leaves wilt and senesce. Because the first five or six leaves are not attached to the plant for very long after the early season spray, the residual activity provided by the fungicide does not need to be overly long. Since the concentration of active ingredient on the fifth leaf treated early season with 2 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD is 40% higher than on the ear leaf of a plant treated with 4 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD at tassel emergence, the residual activity of the size-appropriate rate protecting the young leaves will extend well beyond the life of the leaf on the plant.

16. If applying 2 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD early season provides ample protection for expanded leaves, why does the use rate range from 2 fl oz/A to 5 fl oz/A?

During the early application window from growth stages V4 to V7, the expanded leaves are spatially arranged to capture the most sunlight, which also orients them to intercept the most spray solution from a fungicide application. Two ounces of Stratego YLD per acre will coat and protect the expanded leaves with active ingredient. However, as the plant grows to the later stages of this application window, V6 and V7, three or more leaves will be developing in the whorl. These leaves will typically be on the plant much longer than the younger leaves, and thus would benefit from longer residual activity of the fungicide provided by the 4 fl oz/A rate. Additionally, the vertical orientation of these leaves makes it more difficult to deposit the desired concentration on the surfaces. Greater protection of these developing leaves can be attained with the higher rates, such as 4 fl oz/A of Stratego YLD.

17. What makes Stratego YLD the best fungicide choice for early season sprays on corn?
Stratego YLD has two active ingredients; each has a broad spectrum of activity on a broad range of fungal pathogens. Additionally, each chemistry has redistribution properties that are key to better protection of a plant that is rapidly expanding. Virtually all fungicide molecules are active on the plant surfaces that come in contact with the spray solution. If there is systemic movement, the molecules move into the leaves and are carried with water flow through the xylem vessels to the edges and tips of the leaves. However, there is essentially no downward movement. Corn leaves expand from the leaf base, so new tissue coming out of the whorl is left unprotected by most products. The unique strobilurin chemistry in Stratego YLD quickly binds to the waxy surfaces of the corn plant. This chemistry also has a vapor phase that allows for short distance movement to neighboring surfaces. As new leaf tissue forms, the strobilurin in the vapor phase can move to the expanding tissue and bind to new surfaces. The triazole chemistry in Stratego YLD, prothioconazole, is the newest triazole on the market and also has unique redistribution properties. As with other typical triazole molecules, some prothioconazole enters the plant, attacks existing fungal infections and moves in the xylem to the edges of the intercepting leaf. What differentiates prothioconazole is how its molecules on the leaf surface are redistributed. While adhering to the leaf, it can move downward with surface moisture on the leaf. The surface moisture, such as dew, serves as a vehicle for prothioconazole redistribution. The orientation of young corn leaves further serves as a funnel, carrying prothioconazole deeper into the whorl where new tissue is emerging. Prothioconazole can enter the new leaves and be transported upward in the xylem to expand the protection of the plant. This combination of active ingredients provides unsurpassed protection of young, quickly developing corn plants.

18. How does Stratego YLD help harvestability in corn? Stratego YLD fights disease on both leaves and stalks, which keeps plants standing healthier, longer which results in improved harvestability. These stronger, healthier plants are less prone to lodging; harvesting lodged corn forces you to reduce speed to minimize yield losses, but slower speeds increase harvest expenses. By improving standability, Stratego YLD reduced lodging and improved productivity, ultimately saving you time and helping you retain more profit.

19. Can Stratego YLD be tankmixed with an insecticide on soybeans? One tankmix of Stratego YLD fungicide and Leverage 360 insecticide controls insects and diseases, while enhancing yield potential, all in a single pass. Put these two proven, yield-enhancing performers to work for your soybeans. Click here to learn more <link to Stratego YLD + Leverage 360 tech sheet>

20. How would you summarize Stratego YLD? (asks this twice due to camera guy zooming in too close - take II might be better video) Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience

See Video: RANDY MYERS FROM FARM PROGRESS SHOW, beginning at script Take 1 - Its one of the best products on the marketplace and the utility of it can be used on corn, soybeans and wheat. Growers have a lot of opportunities to use this product and bring the new chemistry into the fold. Take 2 Stratego YLD is a wonderful chemistry thats available now to growers, just came to the marketplace last year. We bring this powerful triazole chemistry now to a range of crops that didnt have access to it before