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Gowan: ‘Unique mode of action in Electis suits late season use’

Hutton periods are now being recorded in England and the focus needs to shift to blight control in potatoes. Recent changes to the UK blight population over the last couple of years have revealed more dominant aggressive strains with higher spore production and faster life cycles.

Coupled with the emergence of the fluazinam-tolerant blight strain 37_A2, this makes decisions around control and resistance strategies even more challenging for growers.

In a recent press release issued by Gowan Crop Protection, Barrie Hunt, UK and Ireland Development Manager for Gowan, advises growers to include at least one Electis 75WG (zoxamide and mancozeb) spray towards the end of the programme for efficacy and resistance management purposes.

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