Aviator Xpro Fungicide
Aviator Xpro Fungicide

Aviator® Xpro® Foliar Fungicide

Aviator® Xpro® is a protective and curative fungicide that provides a new standard of disease control in canola, wheat and barley and a range of pulse crops. Its innovative Leafshield™ formulation ensures even leaf distribution and rapid rainfastness.

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Product Type
Active Ingredient
Bixafen 75 g/L
Prothioconazole 150 g/L
Formulation Type
Emulsifiable concentrate
Pack Size
10 L
110 L
1000 L
Chemical Group

Featured videos

The introduction of Aviator® Xpro® to control sclerotinia in canola on Mark Harmer’s Victorian property has delivered both a significant yield advantage, and a much wider spray application window.
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Aviator® Xpro® Fungicide - barley and wheat TVC 30 sec

Aviator Xpro Fungicide from Bayer provides control of key diseases including net form and spot form net blotches and powdery mildew in barley, as well as septoria in wheat amongst others to help you tackle key diseases confidently this season
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Aviator® Xpro® Fungicide - canola TVC 15 sec

Aviator Xpro Fungicide from Bayer gives you fungal control in every droplet. It controls blackleg and sclerotinia in canola. The LeafshieldTM formulation ensures rapid rainfastness and gives you more flexibility with your spray windows.
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How do you think Aviator® Xpro® will perform in Australia?

Leading fungicide expert, Dr Friedrich Kerz-Moehlendick from Bayer, shares his thoughts on how he thinks Aviator® Xpro® will perform in Australia.
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What is Aviator® Xpro® and how is it best used?

Leading fungicide expert, Dr Friedrich Kerz-Moehlendick from Bayer, discusses Aviator® Xpro® and its fit Australia.
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What has been Europe’s experience with fungicide resistance?

Leading fungicide expert, Dr Andreas Mehl of Bayer discusses fungicide resistance management in Europe and Australia.
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Fungicide Resistance and Aviator® Xpro® in Europe and Australia

Leading fungicide experts, Dr Andreas Mehl and Dr Friedrich Kerz-Moehlendick from Bayer, discuss fungicide resistance management and Aviator® Xpro® in Europe and Australia.
Application Usage Notes
Canola Blackleg All states
Canola  Blackleg, upper canopy infection (Leptosphaeria maculans)  All states
Canola  Powdery mildew (Erysiphe cruciferarum) - Suppression 
All states
Canola  Alternaria blackspot (Alternaria brassicae and A. brassicicola) - Suppression of pod infection  All states
Canola Sclerotinia stem rot
All states
Chickpeas Ascochyta (Ascochyta rabiei) All states
Wheat Yellow leaf spot (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) All states
Wheat Septoria Nodrum – glume blotch (Parastagonospora nodorum) All states
Wheat Septoria tritici blotch (Zymoseptoria tritici) All states
Wheat Powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis tritici) All states
Wheat Eyespot (Oculimacula yallundae) All states
Wheat Stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis) All states
Barley Net form net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. teres) All states 
Spot form net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. maculata)
All states
Barley Powdery mildew  (Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei)
All states 
Barley Leaf scald (Rhynchosporium secalis)
All states
Leaf rust (Puccinia hordei)
All states 
Faba beans Chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae)  All states
Faba beans  Rust (Uromyces viciae-fabae)
All states 
Faba beans  Ascochyta blight (Ascochyta fabae f.sp. fabae)  All states 
Faba beans 
Cercospora leaf spot (Cercospora zonata)  All states 
Field peas
Black spot complex (Mycosphaerella pinodes, Phoma medicaginis var. pinodella, Ascochyta pisi)  All states 
Lentils Ascochyta blight (Ascochyta fabae f.sp. lentis)  All states
Lentils Botrytis grey mould (Botrytis cinerea and B. fabae)  All states

Aviator Xpro Technical Sheet ft. Full Label

Aviator Xpro Technical Sheet ft. Disease Matrix

Aviator Xpro Cereals Technical Sheet

Aviator Xpro Technical Sheet - Foliar Disease in Canola

Aviator Xpro Chickpea Technical Sheet

Aviator Xpro Sclerotinia Technical Sheet

Aviator Xpro Crop Compatibility Tables

Aviator Xpro Product Label

Aviator Xpro product SDS

Question Answer
1. What effect does Aviator Xpro have on the retention of green leaves of the crop? Due to the exceptional disease control provided by Aviator Xpro, excellent green leaf retention may be noted after the use of the product. A higher percentage of leaves undamaged by disease results in a prolonged growing period and thus assists the crop to reach its full potential. For more information, please refer to the product guide.
2. What is the recommended crop growth stage for applying Aviator Xpro in canola for blackleg management?

The GRDC canola management guide for south-eastern Australia divides canola crop growth stages into six separate phases. Stage 0 [0.0 - 0.8] Germination and emergence, Stage 1 [1.0 - 1.2] Leaf production Stage 2 [2.0 - 2.2] Stem elongation Stage 3 [3.0 - 3.9] Flower bud development Stage 4 [4.1 - 4.9] Flowering Stage 5 [5.1 - 5.9] Pod development

Blackleg: Apply at the 4 to 6 leaf of the crop (Stage 1) of blackleg susceptible varieties (blackleg ratings of MS or lower) or other varieties in situations of high blackleg risk. Will reduce lodging and stem canker from blackleg. A follow up application may be required at green bud of the crop (Stage 3) in high disease risk situations or where an effective blackleg seed treatment has not been used. Increased blackleg risk can be expected in higher rainfall districts (above 500 mm annual rainfall), where crops are grown within 500 m of a previous year’s canola stubble and in later sown crops (May to August). Other factors will also increase the risk of blackleg infection, including the intensity of canola cropping in a district, rainfall before sowing and the frequency of growing the same canola cultivar. Consult industry guidelines for more detailed assessment of blackleg risk in specific situations. (i.e. GRDC Spring Blackleg management guide)Up to two sprays of Aviator Xpro may be applied per season to the crop.

3. Do I need to add a surfactant/wetting agent when applying Aviator Xpro?

Aviator Xpro contains a built in unique and patented surfactant meaning there is no requirement for additional surfactant. However where a tankmix partner is used such as Status® or Select® it is advised that the recommended surfactant for these products should be added.

Leafshield utilises the latest advancements in formulation technology to further optimise the already impressive disease. It has been designed with grower’s flexibility in mind to provide rainfastness within an hour and deliver improved spreading and penetrating properties to ensure greater uptake of active ingredients for better results.

For more information about the use of adjuvants with Aviator Xpro, please refer to the product guide and product label or contact your local Bayer Crop Science representative.

 4. Which herbicides and insecticides can I tank-mix with Aviator Xpro? The compatibility of Aviator Xpro with any other product involves a range of considerations including the choice of adjuvant used, rate of the tank mixing product, multiple mixtures, product manufacturer and more. Generally, Aviator Xpro is physically compatible with a wide range of different products and has also been tested in field trials for any potential crop damage with more than 30 different mixtures (herbicide/insecticide/nutrients). Being an EC means that it is also compatible with some Nitrogen + sulphur fertilisers that are physically incompatible with SC products like Sumisclex® or Prosaro®. There have been no significant levels of crop damage recorded or loss in foliar disease efficacy. For further information on compatibilities with Aviator Xpro please see the product guide or contact Bayer Crop Science.

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