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Abacus® Advance

Fungicide

Abacus® Advance achieves results above and beyond normal crop protection, because Abacus® Advance delivers on the AgCelence® promise.

Benefits

Abacus® Advance is composed of two active ingredients with contact and systemic activities for the control of tough foliar diseases. As a systemic fungicide, it penetrates through the plant giving good control of diseases and as a contact fungicide it remains on the leaf longer to prevent new infections for a longer period of time.

Abacus® Advance gives you:

  • Improved water use efficiency – Abacus® Advance treated plants need less water to produce a kilogram of grain.
  • Improved assimilation of nitrogen that enables better plant growth, ultimately contributing to higher yields.
  • Increased daily CO2 uptake which leads to increased starch production and therefore better yield.
  • Inhibited ethylene production under stressful conditions, consequently fewer leaves are sacrificed, allowing the crop to optimise the grain fill process.
  • A systemic and translaminar fungicide, thus protecting all parts of the plant for optimal growth.
  • Protective and curative effects.
  • Prevention against spore germination, infections and mycelia growth with limited secondary infections in later stages of plant growth.
  • Effective control of grey leaf spot, northern leaf blight and rust in maize.
  • Effective control of Asian soybean rust in soybeans.

Abacus® Advance

Reg. No.: L9132 Act No. 36 of 1947

A suspo–emulsion contact and translaminar fungicide for the preventive control of diseases on barley, maize, soya beans, sugar cane and wheat.

FRAC FUNGICIDE GROUP CODE 11 AND 3

Active ingredients:

F500® ....................................................... 62.5 g / lt

Epoxiconazole (triazole) ......................... 62.5 g / lt

Registered by:

BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Co. Reg. No. 66/10235/07

P.O. Box 2801

Halfway House 1685

UN No.: 2902

Emergency Number: 083 265 3805

®Registered Trade Mark of BASF

F500® - pyraclostrobin (methoxy-carbamate)

General information

Name Abacus® Advance
Formulation Suspo–emulsion (SE)
Ingredients 62.5 g / lt F500®, 62,5 g / lt epoxiconazole (triazole)
Label Abacus® Advance Label
Safety Data Sheet Abacus® Advance SDS

Apart from fungicidal activity, pyraclostrobin (F500®), one of the active ingredients of Abacus® Advance exhibits the potential to increase plant physiological effects which are beneficial to the crop. In growing number of regions including the USA, UK, Europe, Brazil and Argentina, pyraclostrobin (F500®) is also registered and recommended as a plant health remedy to increase yields. Research conducted locally has proven that the use of Abacus® Advance, according to label recommendations, can also increase yield even in situations when low disease pressure occur.

The compatibility of Abacus® Advance has been proven with Roundup® Powermax (L7769), Fastac® EC (L4991) and Fastac® SC (L4992). It is however always recommended that the compatibility of Abacus® Advance with other herbicides, insecticides and acaricides, have to be tested on a small scale, before used in spray mixtures.

DO NOT use any additional wetters, spreaders or other adjuvants as Abacus® Advance has already been formulated with optimised amounts of surfactants. The only exception is in regions where water quality is known to be poor, a flowable (50%) high quality ammonium sulphate, can be used, to ameliorate the water, before adding Abacus® Advance.

Information on crops and pests

Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Brown rust (Barley) 1 lt / ha Apply preventively, or at very first signs of disease presence. Apply a second application, 3 – 4 weeks later, if high disease pressure occurs. Ground application: Apply in 200 – 400 lt water / ha. Aerial application: Apply in 30 – 40 lt water / ha. 2
Disease rust 1 lt / ha Apply as soon as infection is noticed and repeat if necessary 3 – 4 weeks later. 2
Net blotch 1 lt / ha Apply as soon as infection is noticed and repeat if necessary 3 – 4 weeks later. 2
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Common rust 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Grey leaf spot 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Northern leaf blight 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Soybean rust 1 lt / ha Spray preventively, before the first signs of disease development is noticed (normally at onset of flowering) and repeat 21 – 28 days later. Apply the shorter interval of 21 days, when high disease pressure is expected, due to weather conditions, that favour disease development. This programme application, will also reduce the incidence of Sclerotinia (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum). Ground application: Apply, as a full cover spray in 150 - 300 lt water / ha. Use well maintained, quality application equipment, delivering a fine and evenly distributed spray pattern, on the plant surface.Aerial application: As for recommendations above, in 40 lt water / ha. 2
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
African Rust 1.6 lt / ha Abacus Advance Apply two applications. The first application, is to be applied at 4 – 6 leaf stage, preventively, or at the first sign of brown rust infection. The second application, is to be made one month after the first application. Preventive application, for the control of Tawny rust, is strongly advised. It is a disease that develops rapidly and curative application may not always provide desired results. Ground application: Apply as a full cover spray in 200 lt water / ha. Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha. 2
Brown rust (Sugarcane) 1.6 lt / ha Abacus Advance Apply two applications. The first application, is to be applied at 4 – 6 leaf stage, preventively, or at the first sign of brown rust infection. The second application, is to be made one month after the first application. Preventive application, for the control of Tawny rust, is strongly advised. It is a disease that develops rapidly and curative application may not always provide desired results. Ground application: Apply as a full cover spray in 200 lt water / ha. Aerial application: Apply in 30 lt water / ha. 2
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Common rust 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Grey leaf spot 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Northern leaf blight 1.6 lt / ha Apply the first application of Abacus® Advance, at growth stage 31 (first node detectable above the soil surface, also described as the 5 – 6 leaf stage). A second application of Abacus® Advance, is recommended at growth stage 51 (tassel detectable). If extended disease control is required, under continued high disease pressure conditions, a third application with Duett® (L5791), is recommended, 3 - 4 weeks later.In certain areas / conditions, where low disease presence is expected, apply Abacus® Advance between growth stage 31 (first node detectable above soil surface, also described as the 5 - 6 leaf stage) and growth stage 35 (8 leaf stage). Growth stage 35, is regarded as the last possible stage to enter the field, with a conventional tractor applicator. If extended disease control is required, revert back to the above mentioned follow–up application, of Abacus® Advance. 2
Pests Recommended rate Time of application Number of application
Brown rust of wheat 1.0 lt / ha Commence spraying at first sign of infection but not later than the flag leaf emergence. Apply a second application 3 – 5 weeks later if high disease pressure occurs.Ground application: Apply in 200 – 400 lt water / haAerial application: Apply in 30 - 40 lt water / ha 2
Disease Fruit, Leaf, Stem 1.0 lt / ha Commence spraying at first sign of infection but not later than the flag leaf emergence. Apply a second application 3 – 5 weeks later if high disease pressure occurs.Ground application: Apply in 200 – 400 lt water / haAerial application: Apply in 30 - 40 lt water / ha 2
Leaf scald of cereals 1.0 lt / ha Commence spraying at first sign of infection but not later than the flag leaf emergence. Apply a second application 3 – 5 weeks later if high disease pressure occurs.Ground application: Apply in 200 – 400 lt water / haAerial application: Apply in 30 - 40 lt water / ha 2
Yellow rust 1.0 lt / ha Commence spraying at first sign of infection but not later than the flag leaf emergence. Apply a second application 3 – 5 weeks later if high disease pressure occurs.Ground application: Apply in 200 – 400 lt water / haAerial application: Apply in 30 - 40 lt water / ha 2
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