You are here

Excellent control of seed, soil borne and early season foliar diseases caused by downy mildews or Pythium species. Only the APRON® XL family contains the active ingredient metalaxyl-M resulting in fast and uniform emergence at ultra-low rates. To the APRON® XL family belong easy-to-use products optimized to the target crops and designed to fulfill different customer needs.

Additional brands WAKIL® XL is the premium product for the pea market and APRONMAXX® is a major innovation for soybean growers. APRON® Star® is a great product for smallholders
Active ingredient The active ingredient in APRON® XL is mefenoxam (ISO-name: metalaxyl-M)
Mode of action Systemic activity at ultralow application rates. In fungal cells it interferes selectively with the synthesis of ribosomal DNA, thus inhibiting mycelial growth and spore formation
Targets Seed and soil-borne diseases caused by fungi such as Pythium, Phytophthora, Peronospora, Plasmopara and other downy mildews
Main crops Cotton, sunflowers, peas, beans, corn and soybeans
Geography APRON® XL has a very broad registration in all major agricultural markets on a wide range of crops. Key markets are cotton and sunflowers worldwide, tropical corn for downy mildew control in APAC, peas in Western Europe (WAKIL® XL) and soybeans in the Americas (APRONMAXX®). Registration in a variety of countries helps enable free movement of treated seeds
Date of first launch Launched in all key markets between 1999 and 2002
Advantages and main benefits Outstanding activity against Pythium damping off and early downy mildew infections: fast and uniform crop establishment, excellent crop safety and flexible in terms of application rates and tank-mix compatibility to adopt to disease and pest situations. Favorable toxicology profile – APRON® XL has a very low use rate


Trademarks marked ™ or ®, the Seedcare Icon, the Seedcare logo and the Syngenta logo are Trademarks of Syngenta Group Company.

Important: Use seed treatment products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Referenced products are registered for use in certain countries and national label instructions have to be read and followed; please check with your local regulatory authority for further information.