Resources: California and Arizona

California & Arizona Region Yield Protection: Scout Disease Signs, Insect Damage

Producing appealing, profitable crops starts with effective pest protection. Now is the time to assess and adjust insect-, disease- and weed-control programs.

California/Arizona region

Producing appealing, profitable crops in California and Arizona calls for extra attention to crop protection.

The drought in California has placed extra pressure on crops. Now is the time to watch for signs of disease such as brown rot blossom blight in almonds, target spot in tomatoes and Alternaria blight (PDF) in peppers and other fruiting vegetables. Proactive fungicide applications can help protect crops and profits.

Scout for signs of increasing insect populations. Choosing appropriate pest control products and getting application timing right is critical. Apply insect control early in the pest life cycle to prevent population buildup and minimize yield and quality loss.

For customized crop protection solutions, contact your local
DuPont Crop Protection agronomist
.

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