Sep. 21, 2022
The big attraction during the 13th Brazilian Cotton Congress was the launch of the Belyan fungicide by BASF.
The product is recognized for the control of the complex of cotton diseases – including ramularia, which is considered the main one.
″Belyan brings in its formula the active ingredient Revysol (Mefentrifluconazole + Fluxapyroxad + Pyraclostrobin), which is one of BASF's great innovations at a global level in recent years,″ says Luiz Fernando Straioto, Marketing Manager for Cotton and Beans at BASF's Agricultural Solutions Division.
According to him, the new solution will be part of a ″generation of innovative products that will provide greater health to crops.″
In addition, Belyan will ″contribute to the control and management of fungicide resistance in crops,″ Luiz Fernando Straioto highlighted.
The Marketing Manager for Cotton and Beans at BASF's Agricultural Solutions Division revealed to AgroPages that the novelty is now commercially available for the 2022-2023 cotton crop.
In addition to the launch of the fungicide, BASF presented integrated solutions in seeds, pesticides, and digital tools during the 13th Brazilian Cotton Congress.
In the seed area, the highlight was the launch of the TLP (TwinLinkPlus) technology. It is an innovation offering triple protection to caterpillars and tolerance to the Liberty herbicide, a tool for better management in the production system that combines consecutive cotton and soybean crops.
″This technology was developed exclusively to meet the needs of Brazilian cotton growers. The TLP varieties do not resist the glyphosate herbicide, which facilitates the management of weeds, especially volunteer plants and cotton ratoons. Thus, the entire production system benefits,″ said Warley Palota, Senior Business Manager for Cotton Seeds at BASF's Agricultural Solutions Division.
Another highlight of seeds is the recently launched varieties with Multiple Resistance to diseases such as ramularia and/or pests such as root-knot nematodes.
In the digital agriculture segment, BASF highlighted its xarvio technology, which presented the benefits obtained with the resources of the FIELD MANAGER platform.
The collection and use of data make it possible to identify weeds, optimize inputs from pre-harvest desiccation, adjust nitrogen fertilization and take care of the health of the crops. For cotton, the tool also assists in the use and management of growth regulators.
″Xarvio's technology is integrated with the other solutions offered by the company for better crop management, from before planting to post-harvest,″ says Lucas Marcolin, Commercial Manager at xarvio Digital Farming Solutions.
The 13th Brazilian Cotton Congress was held by the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (Abrapa) in the city of Salvador, the Brazilian state of Bahia.
(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)