Plan Ahead to Protect Your Crops from Common Threats

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on a poinsettia plant

Now that garden mum production has begun and poinsettias are soon to follow, consider the tools available to help you grow healthy crops. While agronomic practices can help prevent production issues, diseases and insect pests can be tenacious. Even the most rigorous sanitation programs and detailed inspection processes can’t prevent all pest threats. Plan ahead and prepare for the unexpected with a reliable agronomic program.

To help prevent plant damage and stress, Syngenta has developed proven agronomic programs designed to tackle many of the insect and disease challenges you could face during production. With the proper agronomic program, you have access to the best practices for strong, healthy production of poinsettias, mums and more.

Each program has been researched and tested by our technical experts to:

  • Provide comprehensive, lasting management of pests affecting your operation.
  • Rotate modes of action to help preserve valuable chemistries by preventing the onset of resistance.
  • Focus on effective preventive treatments to help save time and resources compared to curative treatments.

Take Control of Common Threats

To stay in control of various insect and disease threats, choose from rotation programs that target Botrytis, downy mildew and powdery mildew as well as agronomic programs for broader pest prevention in poinsettias, garden mums and more. Review each Syngenta agronomic program and download the one that’s best for your operation.

For example, below is an agronomic program to help control the key pests and diseases you may encounter during the different stages of garden mum production.

WeekProgram 1
Mainspring® GNL insecticide
(Applied as a spray)
Program 2
Mainspring GNL insecticide
(Applied as a drench)
Target Pest/Disease
1
Transplant
(Listed rates per 100 gal)
2Endeavor® insecticide 5 oz.
(Spray)
Endeavor 5 oz.
(Spray)
Aphids, Whiteflies
3Avid® 0.15 EC insecticide 8 fl. oz.
(Spray)
Avid 8 fl. oz.
(Spray)
Mites, Leafminers, Thrips, Whiteflies, Aphids
4Subdue Maxx® fungicide 1 fl. oz. + Medallion® WDG fungicide 2 oz.
(Drench)
Subdue Maxx 1 fl. oz. + Medallion 2 oz. + Mainspring GNL insecticide 8 fl. oz.
(Drench)
Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium
Aphids, Leafminers, Thrips, Whiteflies, Worms
5Avid 8 fl. oz.
(Spray)
Avid 8 fl. oz.
(Spray)
Mites, Leafminers, Aphids
6Mainspring GNL 4 fl. oz.
(Spray)

Aphids, Leafminers, Thrips, Whiteflies, Worms
7Concert® II fungicide 35 fl. oz.
(Spray – Outside production only)
Concert II 35 fl. oz.
(Spray – Outside production only)
Leafspots, Fusarium, Rust, Botrytis
8Mainspring GNL 4 fl. oz.
(Spray)

Aphids, Leafminers, Thrips, Whiteflies, Worms
9Mural® or Heritage® fungicide
(Drench or Directed Spray)
Mural or Heritage
(Drench or Directed Spray)
Optional: Late Season Root Rot (Pythium), Fusarium
10Concert II 35 fl. oz.
(Spray – Outside Production Only)
Concert II 35 fl. oz.
(Spray – Outside Production Only)
Leaf spots, Fusarium, Rust, Botrytis
11


12Mainspring GNL 4 fl. oz. + Mural 7 oz.
(Spray)
Avid 8 fl. oz. + Mural 7 oz.
(Spray)
Aphids, Thrips, Whiteflies, Worms
Fusarium, Rust, Botrytis
13-16 as neededAvid or Conserve® SC insecticide + Palladium® or Mural fungicide
(Spray)
Avid or Conserve + Palladium or Mural
(Spray)
Thrips, Worms
Botrytis, Rust

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