Powdery mildew can be the most troublesome disease in vineyards so consistent, powerful control is a must.
There are many control options, but Viticure® fungicide’s attributes have brought it to the top of the list for university researchers and PCAs. Year after year, trial after trial, Viticure offers consistent, reliable powdery mildew control results.
Chemistry matters. As a systemic demethylation inhibiting (DMI) fungicide with different chemistry than triazole DMIs, Viticure has been more active against powdery mildew in university trials. In fact, it’s performed better than its competitors.
“Of DMI-type treatments, we see more activity with Viticure,” says Larry Bettiga, University of California Extension viticulture farm advisor.
Resistance management is important to maintain consistent control, as well. Viticure’s unique chemistry does not carry the same inherent resistance risk other DMI fungicides do, which makes it an excellent rotational partner with inorganic compounds and strobilurin or quinoxyfen fungicides.
Early treatment is recommended to keep disease symptoms in check, but Viticure can also act as an eradicant even after the plant becomes infected.
“I use Viticure because it always provides good control and offers an alternative chemistry to others on the market. Many of my grapes get two treatments because it always works well,” says Rod Yraceburu, Kerman Ag Resources PCA, Kerman, Calif.
For more details about Viticure’s additional attributes, contact your PCA or your local Chemtura AgroSolutions representative.