Protecting Tree Nuts During an Abnormally Wet Season
By Syngenta


{Sponsored} As the West experiences above average rainfall this season, the threat of yield-robbing disease increases. The wet and warm conditions during the growing season can create the perfect environment for various plant diseases like Phytophthora root and crown rot. It’s crucial to have effective solutions to combat these diseases and promote plant health from root to fruit.

Phytophthora root rot is an infection that occurs around the lateral part of the root system of crops, which causes a gradual waning of tree health and productivity that can linger for years.

Phytophthora crown rot is an infection that occurs close to the base of the tree, underground, which plugs the vascular system leading to a ghostly death in as early as a week.

Garrett Gilcrease, Syngenta agronomic services representative, says plant health starts with the soil.

“Soil and root health are very important for healthy orchards but often overlooked. I see root health much like the foundation of your home. It’s something that you don’t think about every day or ever unless there is an issue. Much like a foundation, the soil and roots are the anchor, conduit, and main driver for all the plant processes that cannot continue if the roots are compromised.”

Syngenta offers Orondis® fungicide, which delivers a best-in-class active ingredient – oxathiapiprolin – that promotes plant health from the roots to the fruit by combatting multiple Phytophthora pathogens.

Orondis protects roots by reducing propagule count and inoculum potential. By encouraging strong root development, Orondis consistently increases root mass, which leads to better nutrient and water uptake, and a reduction in tree stress and pest pressure. Phytophthora root rot disease is a chronic problem, so changes or improvements in tree condition will be seen over time. Sign up for the Know More, Grow More Digest to receive twice-monthly agronomic e-mail updates pertinent to your area.

Product performance assumes disease presence. Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations. Trials reflect treatment rates commonly recommended in the marketplace.

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