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Desiccation and Post Harvest

Syngenta offers Australian potato growers a range of solutions to aid in the desiccation of potato vines and provide protection against pests and diseases post-harvest.

The need for crop protection doesn’t end at harvest time. A 2011 UN Food & Agriculture Organisation report estimated that in most regions of the world about 40 percent of the root and tuber crop harvest is lost between field and consumer.

Potatoes are a relatively robust crop, but their journey from ground to market involves lots of mechanical handling, often over many months: transport, storage, washing and bagging. Every time a potato is moved, there’s a risk of bruising or skinning that could create an entry point for fungi or bacteria. These can then start a rot that spreads rapidly from one potato to another.

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.

Maxim 100FS
Fungicide

Maxim 100FS

Seed treatment that controls seed-borne diseases; Black Dot, Fusarium Dry Rot, Black...

Reglone
Herbicide

Reglone

Fast acting & reliable desiccate to prepare crop for harvest.

Tecto
Fungicide

Tecto

Broad spectrum seed treatment for potatoes in storage, providing excellent residual...