BAYER OFFERS POTATO BREEDERS A WIDE RANGE OF MODERN PLANT PROTECTION MEANS, THIS LIST IS PRESENTED AS WELL KNOWN ON THE MARKET, AND PERSPECTIVE NEWS.
2021 turned out to be a difficult year for Russian farmers, many are counting losses, but the upcoming 2022 is fraught with no less risks
for the profitability of the potato business. After a series of diverse climatic stresses, organizational
- cost management at the current price volatility in the market of means of production and sale of finished products. In this situation
More important than ever is serious preparation for the new season and the understanding that the cost of seed, nutrition and, of course, plant protection are the main investments in the future harvest.
A professional potato protection scheme should always start with the right treater or a combination of both.
For farms specializing in the production of commercial potatoes of network and industrial quality, the optimal solution is the EMESTO® QUANTUM systemic translaminar insect-fungicide dressing agent, which protects against gnawing and sucking pests, as well as diseases that persist with seeds in the soil.
The drug contains clothianidin - the strongest of the active substances of the neonicotininoid class: a systemic insecticide of contact-intestinal action. It has an excellent effect on the Colorado potato beetle, wireworm, scoop, beetle larvae, aphids and leafhoppers - carriers of viruses, bacteria and phytoplasmas from the moment of emergence to flowering. The fungicidal component penflufen from the pyrazole-carboxymide class inhibits two important processes in the pathogen's cell: respiration and the formation of cell membranes - it acts at earlier stages
respiratory pathogen than strobilurins, reducing the risk of cross-resistance. It controls all forms of manifestation of rhizoctonia, silver and common scab, phomosis, alternaria and rubber rot of potatoes. Clothianidin enhances the plant's ability to withstand abiotic stressors such as: drought, temperature fluctuations, salinity, exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Penflufen, in turn, has a strong growth-stimulating and physiological effect on seedlings.
Seed potato growers are confidently choosing the systemic translaminar fungicidal dressing agent EMESTO® SILVER, which allows you to completely control rhizoctonia, common and silver scab.
The dual mechanism of action on pathogens is due to the combination of penflufen and prothioconazole, which affect the pathogen both in the mitochondria and in the endoplasmic reticulum. EMESTO® SILVER stimulates the rapid emergence of seedlings in conditions free from infection, which additionally allows you to control secondary pathogens
Seed material can be processed both on the pickling table, and drugs can be applied directly at planting. The Potato Care MAFEX table is perfect for stationary processing of tubers. It is important to take into account that drugs with different mechanisms of action require a different volume of water per tonne and per hectare.
Before the emergence of potato seedlings, many varieties of weeds have time to germinate on the field, which consume the applied fertilizers and productive moisture. A reasonable transition to deep loosening, passive ridge formation and, in general, avoiding active cutters create an additional load on the herbicidal protection of potatoes.
A new pre-emergence herbicide BANDUR® will help to get rid of weeds, which acts against a wide range of annual cereal and dicotyledonous weeds, not only in potato plantings, but also onions and carrots.
The drug is safe for crops and has no restrictions in the subsequent crop rotation. It contains in its composition a unique active ingredient - aclonifen, which has no analogues in the world. Aclonifen inhibits the synthesis of carotenoids and chlorophyll, moving to the meristematic tissues of weeds, causes discoloration of seedlings and young plants, growth stops and after 2-3 weeks
they die. Formation of a suspension concentrate maintains the high efficiency of the preparation, weakly migrates along the soil profile even with heavy rainfall, and resumes herbicidal activity after rain. The drug effectively controls white scrub, tenacious bedstraw, upturned and crimson beetle, common chickweed and others, copes well with the hard-to-eradicate weed mountaineer bindweed.
As a new active ingredient, Aklonifen is an excellent anti-drug strategy.
After the emergence of seedlings, the agricultural producer must take measures to protect the young growth from diseases. During this period, the systemic effect of the dressing agent ends and the stage of the first fungicidal treatment begins - in most cases, with a contact agent. The new multisite protective fungicide ANTRACOL® is perfect for her, which, in addition to the propineb tested by the European market, contains 1 g of readily available zinc (Zn) in 157 kg of the preparation. Propineb inactivates various
enzymes involved in the Krebs cycle, thereby disrupting the biosynthesis of citrate. Zinc is a constituent of most of the enzymes involved in plant growth regulation, and it is an essential element in basic processes such as cell division, growth and differentiation. He controls
consumption of carbohydrates and directly enhances photosynthetic activity. In addition, zinc reduces the excretion of organic matter, thus reducing the nutritional attractiveness of pathogens.
ANTRACOL® controls a wide range of diseases and resistant forms of pathogens not only of potatoes, but also of onions, tomatoes, fruit
crops, stimulates the processes of biosynthesis in the plant due to the presence of Zn ++ in an accessible form, increasing the quality of products, marketability and
yield. It is an excellent component of integrated plant protection against late blight and Alternaria, which is excellent
for re-treatment in the middle of the season and perfectly alternates with treatments with the systemic fungicide INFINITO®. Reduces herbicidal
and abiotic stresses in potatoes.
We also note that in order to obtain the maximum effect from the drug, it must be applied at a certain time: at the beginning of the growing season,
and then in the phase of laying tubers.
Each year brings new challenges for the agrarian, but choosing the right strategy for protecting potatoes and its consistent disciplined implementation is a guarantee that a healthy, high-quality product will enter the storehouse or store shelves, and the agricultural enterprise will achieve the desired financial indicators. We wish you a successful new season!