Syngenta Releases Postharvest Product for Potato Growers
(NAFB)--A new postharvest fungicide will help potato growers address a problem that fries their profits. Three active ingredients in Stadium fungicide offer unique modes of action for targeted disease control. Stadium protects against Fusarium dry rot infections and controls the spread of silver scurf during storage. USDA estimates postharvest storage diseases account for 7.5-percent of total potato losses. Syngenta Postharvest Manager Kelly Warman says Stadium stands strong against these threats by limiting the spread of pathogens to protect healthy potatoes. Sygenta says its recently released product can provide this protection for months with a single application.
For the best possible yield and quality - Syngenta says potato growers should follow an integrated full-season approach that features good growing and storage practices. Stadium is an additional protection against postharvest diseases that can give growers the peace of mind that their precautionary practices are not in vain.
Growers should be aware - Syngenta notes - that MRLs in export markets outside North America are lower than those in the U.S. and may not be high enough to cover residue on all potato products. Growers are advised to check with their buyer regarding Stadium use prior to application.