We have sprayed a lot of Quilt Xcel at V5 and then again at tassel. At V5 we can tank-mix Quilt Xcel with Touchdown or Halex GT. It’s been economical and the flexibility is what I like about it. I also like to get it out before the diseases hit. To me, it is better to be preventive than curative.
Steve Foss, Retailer, Southern FS, Grantsburg, IL
One of the main reasons I used Quilt Xcel on my corn is that it has two modes of action against disease. I have seen it take gray leaf spot and just put a stop to it. Another benefit has been improved stalk quality and standability. If you are harvesting a field where 30 percent of the corn is down, compared to a field with standing corn, it makes a big difference. It is less stressful. With Quilt Xcel you can harvest more acres in a day than you could if your corn was down and your combine was running at half the normal speed and you are saving more corn too.
Dennis Wischmeier, Grower, Brownstown, IN
We used Quilt Xcel to improve the health of our plants. Our checks have shown much stronger root systems, healthier plants and less leaf spots with the Quilt Xcel. The 2013 season began with good conditions then in July we had 21 straight days of rain and Quilt Xcel suppressed whatever diseases would have come from the wet conditions. We also usually tank-mix Quilt Xcel with Halex GT. We like being able to get it all on at the same time and this combination has worked well for us.
Brad Benedict, Grower, Marion, OH
2013 started out as a tough year, wet and late. It was the first year we made early (V4-V8) applications of Quilt Xcel and the plants stayed healthy all season long. The area where we applied early is next to town and we can’t spray aerially, so it’s nice to have the option to apply at the early timing and just use a ground rig.
Bill Bruere, Syngenta Seed Advisor, Prole, IA