Bayer and UPL announced a partnership to stimulate the practice of resistance management of the Asian Rust, a disease that causes huge losses in Brazil.
The technical cooperation between both companies will occur through the Points Program of the Agroservices Network and includes the multi-site fungicide UPL Unizeb Gold (Mancozeb) and Bayer’s specific fungicide Fox (prothioconazole + trifloxystrobin).
“This technical cooperation will contribute to the reduction of the impact of resistance of the Asian Rust on the major active ingredients of the pesticides offered in the Brazilian market,” explained Giuliano Scalabrin, B2B and market access senior manager at UPL.
The partnership meets the criterion of the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC), which within its recommendations exposes the importance of the use of solutions with different modes of action, acting with the crop. The association between specific site and multi-site should be prioritized, the Committee prescribed.
“The success of phytosanitary management pass through extremely important points, such as the use of products known to be effective, maintenance of recommended dose, use of adjuvant indicated by the maker of the fungicide and, in addition, the moment of the first applications and intervals between them, associated with the technology application, bring safety for the browsing of high yield in the soybean crop,” emphasized Marcos Dallagnese, soybean fungicides manager at Bayer.
The Points Program of the Agroservices Networks allows farmers who buy from the registered distributors at the campaign to exchange purchases for points that will only be accepted through acquisitions made between October 2, 2017 and February 28, 2018. The validity of the tax coupon at the Agroservices network lasts 90 days only. The points exchange accumulated with products and service goods has a duration of three years. In order to know how many points have been accumulated at the purchase of both products, one will need to ask the distributor.
In two years of activities, Bayer’s Points Program reached 100,000 registered Brazilian farmers. They are already six billion points accumulated and over two billion points rescued in all states of the country.
“The soybean producer in Brazil is very well informed and is seeking services and these products attend to their requirements. This partnership fits demand of the farmer and helps him achieve productivity and profitability,” opines Dallagnese.