General Information


Charter fungicide seed treatment is a liquid seed treatment used for the control of true loose smut, false loose smut and covered smut in barley, and loose smut and common bunt in wheat. Charter will generally increase emergence and plant stands by controlling seedling blights. Charter will also suppress early season infections caused by Rhizoctonia Solani and Fusarium crown and root rot, and control seed rot and seedborne seedling blight caused by Fusarium sp.

When handling Charter and when treating seed or while augering or handling treated seed, work in a well-ventilated area.

Suppression is defined as sub-optimal control which is still of commercial benefit.

Method of Application

Seed should be well conditioned and free of chaff before treating with Charter. Treated seed should not require drying after treatment and can be stored or bagged immediately (provided excessive slurry volumes are not applied to the seed). Charter may be applied using standard commercial seed treatment equipment (such as, but not limited to, slurry or mist-type equipment) or on-farm seed treatment equipment. Charter may also be used in “on-the- go” type air seeder treatment systems.

Charter should be applied to wheat and barley at the rate of 3.1 fluid ounces of product per 100 pounds of seed. Thorough seed coverage and proper application equipment calibration is essential for good disease control. To achieve thorough coverage, Charter may be diluted with water, if needed, into a slurry. Direct application into a planter box is prohibited. Use an EPA-approved dye that imparts an unnatural color to the seed.

Use Restrictions

- DO NOT use treated seed for food, feed or oil processing.

- DO NOT store Charter near feed or foodstuffs.

- DO NOT contaminate feed or foodstuffs.

- DO NOT contaminate domestic or irrigation waters.

- DO NOT plant any crop not listed on the label within 30 days after planting Charter fungicide treated seed.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours