Five Tips for Managing Bacterial Disease
Bacterial spot is likely to be a major disease threat for tomato and pepper crops in humid months. The best way to reduce bacterial disease incidence is with an integrated control strategy:
1. Destroy weeds and volunteer plants between crops.
2. Locate transplant houses away from tomato and pepper fields to avoid transmitting disease from infected field plants to plant stock. Use only certified disease-free transplants and seed.
3. Keep workers and equipment out of fields as much as possible during wet conditions when bacteria can easily spread.
4. Apply bactericides when disease first threatens the crop (before or during rainy periods), using higher rates when conditions are favorable for bacterial disease.
5. Use copper fungicides in rotation with fungicides containing other modes of action to preserve their effectiveness and follow copper RED labeling guidelines to avoid exceeding allowable copper use levels in fresh-market crops.
DuPont™ Tanos® fungicide may not be available in all states. See your local DuPont sales representative or retailer for details on availability.
DuPont™ Tanos® fungicide offers a different mode of action (Group 11) for suppression of bacterial spot in peppers and tomatoes, as well as bacterial speck in tomato crops, while delivering broad-spectrum systemic and curative activity against blights, rots and anthracnose.
DuPont™ Tanos® fungicides may not be available in all states. See your local DuPont sales representative or retailer for details on availability.
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