Fungicide resistance has limited the positive effects of many good disease control products over time, impacting yield and quality gains for growers.
Fungal pathogens are survivors, constantly fighting to overcome growers’ control efforts. Resistance occurs when pathogens change in a way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of fungicides designed to prevent or cure outbreaks. Fungicide resistance can lower the yield potential or destroy entire fields or greenhouse crops.
With crop rotation (planting a crop the pathogen can’t infest), tillage and other agronomic practices, growers can limit the ability of harmful pathogens to proliferate and attack crops. And above all, fungicides are extremely valuable in controlling these pathogens.
By controlling oomycete pathogens, Zorvec™ allows your crops to thrive and yield beautiful produce that helps keep your operation profitable. However, a few pathogens inevitably survive. When they reproduce, the next generation can be less sensitive to that fungicide. If too many of these survivors reproduce, they can become the dominant type of the fungal pathogen. The solution is to use products featuring different modes of action to eliminate these survivors. This allows for the continued use of fungicides, which can effectively control susceptible pathogens.
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For growers who adhere to the label recommendations on products containing Zorvec™, fewer, if any, spores will be left alive to multiply, resulting in the long-term efficacy of valuable, effective fungicide technologies.
Despite the challenges of fungicide resistance, sometimes it is not the sole cause of poor field performance. Additional examples of poor agronomic practices that could impact your crops aside from resistance include:
Modifying agronomic practices can reduce the risk of fungicide resistance associated with pathogens. This is why it is critical to read and follow all product label directions and precautions for use, as well as to put into place and practice a resistance management plan.
Talk with your representative for help in discovering more about Zorvec™ technology and how it can become the cornerstone of your crop management programme.
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