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Fungicides: Good Preventives when Growing Potatoes

June 19, 2019
This agronomic image shows young poatoes

A high-quality potato yield is often dependent upon the use of crop protection products. Fungicides are especially important, since many potato diseases have damaging symptoms that don’t manifest right away.

Pink rot, a soilborne pathogen that thrives in saturated soils, infects plants through the roots and can go undetected until harvest time. Late blight is another infection that can ruin potato crops — in favorable conditions, late blight expands rapidly, turning dying tissues from brown to purplish-black. With so many diseases that have unpredictable symptoms, taking preventative action could be the difference between distress and success

.In the Spud Doctor videos below, Kiran Shetty, Ph.D., technical development lead for Syngenta, discusses the benefits of a treatment program that incorporates products from the Orondis® brand-family fungicides that can help manage pink rot, late blight and other diseases.

Orondis® Gold fungicide combines 2 active ingredients that when applied to the soil at the time of planting, aids in controlling pink rot and other hard-to-manage diseases.

Orondis® Opti is a foliar fungicide that effectively protects against late blight and is recommended to use in early stages of potato growth.

Orondis® Ultra fungicide combines a new class of chemistry with proven foliar protection to give you excellent preventive and residual control of key potato diseases.

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