International Sugar Journal

Efficacy of flutriafol compared to other triazole fungicides for the control of sugarcane smut* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Smut is an important disease of sugarcane, caused by the fungus Sporisorium scitamineum. Two fungicides, propiconazole and triadimefon can be applied as a 5 min dip to protect the buds from smut infection. This 5 min dip of 1–2 tonne bundles of seed cane has some practical problems. The treatment requires a separate, large 5 000–10 000 L tank and disposal of the waste fungicide by an environmentally acceptable method is difficult and costly. The aim of this research was to evaluate the potential of flutriafol for control of smut by methods that will be more practical for field…

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