Cotton growers now have access to America’s leading foliar fungicide to control key yield-robbing diseases and boost plant health in their cotton acres with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Headline fungicide from BASF.

Noting that cotton is a significant crop in American agriculture, BASF market manager Jerry Minore said, “We’re pleased to be introducing an innovation to the cotton market. This registration significantly strengthens the portfolio of solutions BASF offers to cotton growers. Growers can now rely on Headline, in addition to Pentia plant regulator and Prowl H2O herbicide from BASF, to get the most out of every cotton acre.”

One of the key advantages of a foliar application of Headline in cotton is the protection it provides against diseases so cotton plants are not stressed during the peak production period. “This improves plant health at the most critical time in the cotton plant’s growth stage which helps deliver improved yield potential,” said Scott Asher, BASF technical services manager.

“Many successful growers have counted on Headline fungicide in their corn and soybean acres for the past few years to control diseases and improve yield potential,” said Asher. “We anticipate growers will welcome this Headline registration in cotton.”

Since the application timing for Headline will be similar to the timing for an insecticide and/or Pentia spray, Asher said Headline could be tank-mixed with these products to make applications more efficient across the cotton fields. Headline may be applied by ground sprayer, aerial equipment or through sprinkler irrigation systems.

Target cotton diseases indicated on the label include foliar and boll rot diseases, such as Alternaria leaf spot, anthracnose, Ascochyta blight, Cercospora blight and leaf spot, Diplodia boll rot, hard lock, Phoma blight, rust and Stemphyllium leaf spot. Seedling diseases Rhizoctonia and Pythium are also on the label with the recommendation of an in-furrow application.

For more information about Headline fungicide and other BASF crop protection products, visit www.agproducts.basf.com