Potato Fungicide Tackles Postharvest Problems

Syngenta’s Stadium is a postharvest fungicide that features three active ingredients —fludioxonil, azoxystrobin, and difenoconazole— to offer unique modes of action for targeted disease control.

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Stadium protects against Fusarium dry rot infections that enter through wounds at harvest and it controls the spread of silver scurf during storage. A single application lasts for months, preserving the quality of potatoes throughout storage. University trials have proven this performance on multiple potato varieties across the U.S.

“According to USDA estimates, postharvest storage diseases account for 7.5% of total potato losses, and on individual farms, entire storages are sometimes lost,” says Kelly Warman, postharvest manager, Syngenta. “Stadium stands strong against these threats by limiting the spread of pathogens to protect healthy potatoes.”

For the best possible yield and quality, potato growers should follow an integrated full-season approach that features good growing and storage practices.

Growers should be aware that MRLs (Maximum Residue Limits) in export markets outside of North America are lower than those in the U.S. and may not be high enough to cover residue on all potato products. Prior to Stadium application, growers are advised to check with their potato buyer regarding Stadium use.

For more information about Stadium fungicide, go to Stadium-Fungicide.com.