Potato Crop Establishment

Early intervention is paramount, before pests and diseases have an opportunity to invade the crop. Such an approach allows greater opportunity for growers to increase crop yields and maximise their returns on crop investment. It’s about utilising Syngenta’s market leading combination of seed treatment and in-furrow fungicides to deliver the most comprehensive control of seed and soil-borne fungal diseases.

The basics of establishing a potato crop

Sowing the good seed
High yielding weed free crops
Tackling couch grass
Protecting the crop from foliar disease
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Amistar 250 SC

Highly active against major fungal plant diseases: leaf spots, powdery mildew, rusts & mould.

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Boxer Gold

Controls Annual Ryegrass.

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Ridomil Gold 480SL

Controls Pink Rot when used with Ridomil Gold 480SL.

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Spray.Seed 250

Controls most annual grasses and broadleaved weeds.

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Vibrance Premium

Suppression of Common scab (Streptomyces scabies) in Potatoes in storage and at planting

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Disease Management

Syngenta provides growers with a number of effective solutions to help manage diseases in-furrow and during storage. Between Amistar and Ridomil Gold, Syngenta has got your crop covered when it comes to disease protection.

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Weed Control in potatoes

The benefits of effective weed control in potato crops are many, including better use of available nutrients by the crop, resulting in increased yields and profits. It is important to remember that the adoption and implementation of effective, long term, weed control strategies that have an integrated and planned approach and do not rely solely on the use of herbicides to control weeds will give the best crop results.

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Desiccation and post-harvest

Desiccation of potato vines prevents late blight fungus on the vines from infecting the tubers, thus removing a potent cause of rot and waste in storage.


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