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Protecting Edible Crops

Products & Tips for Successful Production

Many operations are expanding to include vegetable plants and herbs to diversify their offerings. Pre-finished containers of fruiting vegetables and herb plants can be produced along with and complementary to spring and summer ornamental portfolios. Fruiting vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers, and herbs such as basil and rosemary, are popular favorites and well-suited for patio containers or garden transplants.


Products for Vegetable Production

There are several Syngenta products registered to help protect vegetable and herb plants grown for resale in the retail market. Each has demonstrated effective control of many common diseases and insects that can affect vegetable production. Please consult the respective labels for specific directions on rates, use applications and labeled crops.


Insect Control
Fruiting Vegetables
Product Brassica/Cole Bulb crops Cucurbits Eggplant Peppers Tomatoes Leafy Vegetables Herbs
Citation® insect growth regulator
Target insects: Leafminers, Fungus gnats, Shore flies
X X X X X X
Endeavor® insecticide*
Target insects: Aphids, Whiteflies
X X X X X X
Flagship® 25WG insecticide*
Target insects: Aphids, Leafminers, Whiteflies
X X X X
Disease Control
Fruiting Vegetables
Product Brassica/Cole Bulb crops Cucurbits Eggplant Peppers Tomatoes Leafy Vegetables Herbs
Heritage® fungicide*
Target diseases: Leaf spots, Downy & Powdery mildews, Rust
X X X X X X X X
Micora® fungicide
Target diseases: Downy Mildew, Phytophthora crown rot & foliar blight
X X X X X Basil
Mural® fungicide**
Target diseases: Leaf spots, Downy & Powdery mildews
X X X X
Segovis® fungicide*
Target disease: Downy mildew
Basil
Subdue Maxx® fungicide*
Target diseases: Downy mildew, Damping off (Pythium spp.), Phytophthora crown rot & foliar blight
X X X X X X X

Beneficial Compatibility

Beneficial insects are often used to control insect pests during vegetable production. Knowing whether a chemical product is compatible is critical for a successful program and saves time, resources and labor. The compatibility of the following insecticides and BCAs have been tested to help you avoid trial and error.


Beneficial Population Reduction
Insecticide O. insidiosus A. cucumeris S. scimitus D. coriaria S. feltiae P. persimilis A. andersoni D. isaea A. aphidimyza Chrysopa Aphidius spp
Citation 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 51-75% 0-25% 26-50% 0-25% 0-25% >75% >75% 0-25%
Endeavor 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25%
Flagship 25WG >75% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25% 0-25%

Common Insect & Disease Problems

While new vegetable varieties are often bred and screened for resistance to certain diseases, it is still important to scout and be aware of common problems such as leaf spots and mildews, as well as pests like two-spotted spider mites and whiteflies (Bemisia and Trialeurodes spp.). Identification should always be confirmed through a commercial or state diagnostic lab.

Tomatoes

Common Diseases

  • Leaf spots (Colletotrichum spp., Corynespora spp., Septoria spp.)
  • Early Blight (Alternaria spp.)
  • Phytophthora Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)
  • Bacterial Leaf Spots (Xanthomonas spp., Pseudomonas spp.)
  • Powdery Mildew (Oidiopsis sicula)

Common Insects

  • Aphids
  • Leafminers
  • Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

Peppers, Eggplant

Common Diseases

  • Phytophthora Blight (Phytophthora spp.)
  • Bacterial Spot (Xanthomonas spp.)
  • Cercospora Leaf Spot (Cercospora spp.)
  • Powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca spp.)

Common Insects

  • Aphids
  • Leafminers
  • Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

Cucurbits

Common Diseases

  • Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis)
  • Powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca fuliginea, Erysiphe cichoracearum)

Common Insects

  • Aphids
  • Whiteflies

Leafy Vegetables

Common Diseases

  • Downy mildew (Bremia spp.)
  • Powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum)

Common Insects

  • Aphids
  • Leafminers
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

Herbs

Common Diseases

  • Downy mildew (Plasmopara spp., Peronospora spp.)
  • Powdery mildew (Erysiphe spp., Sphaerotheca spp.)

Common Insects

  • Aphids
  • Mites
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies



Tools and Resources

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