BASF’s Stamina F3 HL seed treatment registered

Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment has received EPA registration for commercial seed treatment use on wheat and barley.

Stamina F3 HL is applied at the rate of one ounce per 100 pounds of seed and contains no color, allowing seed-treating companies the ability to add their own color.

“Stamina F3 HL provides growers an excellent seed treatment to help get their wheat and barley seedlings off to the right start by protecting them from key diseases,” said Chris Exton, marketing manager, seed treatments for BASF’s Crop Protection division. “Stamina F3 HL provides peace of mind and operational convenience for growers because it provides increased disease control in one seed treatment.”

Stamina F3 HL is designed to provide the benefits of several proven active ingredients found in BASF’s current SeedSolutions offerings, including:

• Increased disease protection with triticonazole, the active ingredient in Charter fungicide seed treatment.

• Broad protection against Pythium species with metalaxyl, the active ingredient in Acquire fungicide seed treatment.

• Excellent disease control with F500, the active ingredient in Stamina fungicide seed treatment and Headline fungicide  

The three active ingredients in Stamina F3 HL work together to provide broad-spectrum seed and seedling disease control in wheat and barley. “Controlling disease from the seed up helps plants grow healthier and stronger right out of the ground,” Exton said. “Stamina F3 HL provides control of a broad spectrum of wheat and barley disease threats, including Fusarium seed rot and seedling blight, damping-off, common root rot, Rhizoctonia root rot, dry seed decay, wheat common blunt, wheat loose smut and flag smut, barley covered smut, true loose smut and false loose smut. It also provides suppression of Fusarium crown root rot and Fusarium common root rot.”

Available for sale this fall on winter wheat, Stamina F3 HL can be mixed with Axcess insecticide seed treatment for protection against wire worms, aphids, Hessian flies, grasshoppers and other insects.

For more information about Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment or other products in BASF’s SeedSolutions portfolio, go to