John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 14:01:22 PST
Hi Mark,

I did a lot of chasing around last spring trying to get hold of Prosaro to
treat a smut - Prosaro is a mixture of tebuconazole and prothioconazole and
is also labeled for Stagonospora sp.  I found the Prosaro at a crop
protection services (http://www.cpsagu.com/map/Default.aspx) place about an
hour away - but it is sold in 2.5 gallon jugs for well north of $1000 - for
crop spraying.  Crop protection Services seems to have a lot of locations in
eastern NC.  I paid them a visit and chatted to the manager and he very
kindly gave me a couple of pints in exchange for a look around my garden.
In the meantime I'd also contacted Bayer, the manufacturer, and after about
3 weeks got a call from the local rep - who was also very understanding and
shipped me a few more pints - also free of charge!  I'm good with Prosaro
now for a few years but - to get to the helpful part - the crop protection
place also sold tebuconazole - and 2.5 gallons was well less than $200.  The
prothioconazole is the on-patent component which massively jacks the price
up, although it is excellent because although the two compounds are of a
similar class, they have different modes of action and therefore chances of
resistance are much lower.



John T Lonsdale PhD
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