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Syngenta's new Moddus cereal plant growth regulator launched in Canada

Dec. 08, 2020

Syngenta Canada announces the registration of Moddus®, a new plant growth regulator that helps to mitigate lodging risk in wheat, barley and oats.

Crops that have lodged may suffer lower yields due to poor grain fill and lost grain. Farmers must often contend with delayed harvests, heavier workloads and increased grain cleaning, drying and storage costs. Lodged crops are also more susceptible to disease infection, which impacts quality.

Moddus® contains trinexapac-ethyl, an active ingredient with years of proven use to manage lodging in cereal crops around the world.

Moddus® works by redirecting the plant’s production of gibberellic acid, a hormone responsible for growth, to reduce cell elongation. This results in plants with shorter, thicker stems and improved overall standability.