Horticultural crops are more than likely going to be affected by the appearance of powdery mildew and botrytis as November's weather started out marked by anticyclonic weather with slightly cloudy skies. The agricultural sector must prevent the appearance of these fungal diseases that can damage crops so much now that the State Meteorological Agency has forecasted drops in temperature and rainfall.
TIMOREX GOLD® is the solution that SIPCAM Iberia has been offering since 2019: a novel broad-spectrum bio-fungicide that is suitable for organic farming and also free of MRLs. It differentiates itself from other bio-fungicides thanks to its high efficiency, ease of handling, and flexibility, as it can be used to prevent, cure, or eradicate fungi. Its active material (tea tree extract) offers a quick and efficient solution against powdery mildew and botrytis, perfect for the coming rains this month.
Eduardo Molero, Horticultural Specialist Operational Marketing delegate, teaching SIPCAM clients the results of TIMOREX GOLD®.
One of the reasons this product has been so successful is its great flexibility at the time of application, as it can be used from transplantation to harvest. Its nature and mode of action (specified in FRAC Code 46) allow it to quickly penetrate the plant tissues having a marked vapor effect, which permits it to reach all plant tissues in a homogeneous way.
TIMOREX GOLD® application times for the control of powdery mildew and botrytis.
SIPCAM Iberia recommends applying TIMOREX GOLD® when the weather conditions are favorable for the appearance of the fungus, also when mycelium is present in the crop, always using low doses in preventive applications and higher doses in curative applications.
For cucumber and zucchini
TIMOREX GOLD® has demonstrated a high level of efficacy in multiple trials, as observed here in a trial in El Ejido (2019), where the product was as efficient in controlling powdery mildew as standard chemical fungicides. The tests have also shown similar efficiencies controlling botrytis in zucchini, in comparison with reference chemical fungicides, and of course, maintaining high standards of compatibility with OCBs and pollinators.
Results of the TIMOREX GOLD® test carried out in El Ejido.
Protecting this season's agricultural products with the best possible solutions is very important, especially because of the good prices that different associations, such as Asaja and Coag, expect the horticultural market will achieve. TIMOREX GOLD® is certified for organic and biodynamic agriculture. It is an indispensable tool to prevent and avoid the appearance of fungi; an investment that will allow farmers to obtain a winning harvest.
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