Evergol Energy And The Fight Against Barley Loose Smut

2019 will see the release of Bayer’s new cereal seed dressing. Some growers will be familiar with the product EverGol Prime, which Bayer has now…
February 5, 2019Ag Chem Back to All

2019 will see the release of Bayer’s new cereal seed dressing. Some growers will be familiar with the product EverGol Prime, which Bayer has now improved and called EverGol Energy.
EverGol Energy will be a key choice for cereal seed dressings, especially given recent concerns of high levels of Loose Smut in the popular barley variety Spartacus. With Spartacus now one of the most widely grown barley varieties in the district, the issues with Loose Smut are likely to continue. EverGol Energy will be a crucial product in managing this disease. It is highly effective on the disease, setting the benchmark for Loose Smut control.

EverGol Energy is a seed treatment or in-furrow application for the suppression or control of various diseases of wheat, barley, oats, and triticale, made by Bayer. It is a mixture of 76.8 g/L of Prothioconazole, 61.4 g/L of Metalaxyl & 38.4 g/L of Penflufen. In trials, EverGol Energy has shown excellent control of seed-borne diseases. These include flag smut in wheat, loose smut in wheat, barley, triticale and oats, covered smut in barley and common bunt in wheat. Trial data also supports a suppression claim on Pythium root rot in wheat, barley, triticale, and oats. It has also shown good suppression of other diseases including Rhizoctonia root rot in wheat, barley, triticale, and oats. It also covers seed-borne Fusarium head blight in wheat and barley, and crown rot in wheat, barley, triticale, and oats.

The main difference between EverGol Energy and EverGol Prime is the addition of two new active ingredients (metalaxyl & prothioconazole) which provide suppression of Pythium and crown rot. It has improved adherence to the seed, which means reduced dust. The new formulation does not require the additive Inteco. It is also registered for in-furrow use, with no adverse effects on plant emergence. We look forward to seeing the results with this next year.