Syngenta is introducing VIBRANCE® PREMIUM, a new broad spectrum fungicide seed treatment for potatoes, to the Australian market in 2018 which will excite the potato industry.
• VIBRANCE PREMIUM is an easy to use liquid fungicide seed treatment
• It has the flexibility to be used pre-storage for controlling key storage diseases while retaining activity against skin blemish diseases for the growing crop
• VIBRANCE PREMIUM can also be used as a pre-planting seed treatment to assist in controlling Rhizoctonia solani in the form of reducing Stem Canker infections as well as reducing Black Scurf caused by Rhizoctonia solani
• VIBRANCE PREMIUM also shows industry leading activity against seed borne Silver Scurf and Black Dot, and suppression of Common Scab
VIBRANCE PREMIUM DELIVERS BENEFITS OVER DUST FORMULATIONS
Dust formulation seed treatments such as Rizolex 100D* and Monceren 125DS* are difficult to apply evenly and getting good even coverage is near impossible. Typically, they are sprinkled over the seed potatoes
in the storage bins before planting. Windy conditions when bins are being tipped into planters can result in much of the dust to be blown away leading to efficacy issues as well as operator safety concerns.
VIBRANCE PREMIUM, being a liquid formulation, offers an effective solution that adheres to the seed tuber and gives good all-round coverage.
PRE-STORAGE FUNGICIDE SEED TREATMENTS
TECTO® and Fungaflor*/Magnate* can ONLY be used to treat seed potatoes prior to storage. Their activity against diseases is also limited to Gangrene, Fusarium Dry Rot and Silver Scurf.
COMBINING VIBRANCE PREMIUM AND AMISTAR IN-FURROW
VIBRANCE PREMIUM delivers control of a wide range of seed borne diseases. When soil borne Rhizoctonia solani disease pressure is present, a follow-up application of Amistar in-furrow is recommended. Two great products delivering dual protection zones against
Rhizoctonia solani, which can cause stem cankering and black scurf on developing daughter tubers.
PRODUCT SUMMARIES AND DISEASE SPECTRUM COVERAGE
The following table summarises the various products available to assist potato growers in combating seed-borne, soil-borne and storage diseases.