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Start Strong: Protect Potatoes from Pests

Agronomic image of potato pests

According to Iowa State University, half of potatoes planted each spring are infected with some sort of plant disease. Diseases cut down stand, injure roots, and can disfigure the potato – all of which reduce yield and return on investment.

To help protect potato crops from the moment of planting, we recommend using a seed treatment. Seed treatments can help increase yields, at only a small expense, according to experts at Iowa State University. CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Potato insecticide/fungicide can help deliver comprehensive control against Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium and Fusarium.

Additionally, the insecticide component of CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato provides exceptional protection against key insects, including Colorado potato beetles, aphids, potato leaf hopper and potato psyllid. It also delivers the Cruiser Vigor Effect, an increased level of plant vigor and health beyond the standard plant response to an insecticide. Since a strong root system is the foundation of plant vigor and good crop stand, it’s important to protect roots from the start.

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