Preseason Vegetable Field Prep With Less Copper Fungicide Use

Plan disease control to get the most from copper fungicides during preseason vegetable field prep.

Preseason vegetable field prep seems to start sooner every year. One management aspect that deserves early attention is your disease-control plan.

Less Copper, Superior Performance

Getting the best crop protection from copper fungicides is a key part of any plan. DuPont™ Kocide® 3000 delivers the superior performance you’ve come to demand from Kocide® 2000, but with even less metallic copper for more environmentally favorable disease control.

“Kocide® 3000 makes less copper work harder,” says Mike Cunnane, specialty fungicide and herbicide product manager, DuPont Crop Protection. “It places a smaller load on the environment since less copper is applied per application, but its unique formulation and added ingredients make it more active than other copper products.”

Suppress Fall Bacterial Diseases

If you’re dealing with bacterial disease in the fall prior to preseason vegetable crop planning, consider adding DuPont™ Tanos® fungicide to your disease-control program, says Cunnane. “It’s effective in suppressing bacterial speck and bacterial spot in tomatoes, which are much easier to prevent than control. Tanos® also delivers reliable, broad-spectrum systemic and curative activity against key fungal diseases, including blights, downy mildew and anthracnose.”

Minimize Potential for Resistance

Another reliable option, DuPont™ ManKocide® fungicide/ bactericide offers a dual mode of action (copper hydroxide and mancozeb) to maximize disease control in tomatoes, cucurbits and other vegetables, while minimizing potential development of resistance.

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