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Seed Treatments

CruiserMaxx® Potato: Pairs a liquid insecticide and fungicide with an exclusive drying agent

CruiserMaxx® Potato Extreme: Combines three modes of action with an exclusive drying agent for complete protection

Herbicides

Boundary® 6.5 EC: Provides early-season grass and broadleaf weed control with resistance management

Reglone®: Protects harvest quality for optimal yield by eliminating troublesome vines and weeds

Insecticides

Agri-Mek® SC: Serves as the standard for psyllid and Colorado potato beetle control

Besiege®: Provides rapid knockdown and long-lasting residual control of key insect pests

Fulfill®: Suppresses psyllids and offers extended aphid protection

Fungicides

Quadris®: Delivers excellent root and tuber protection in-furrow

Quadris Top®: Provides a robust combination of two powerful active ingredients

Ridomil Gold® SL: Offers systemic activity to protect potatoes from soil and foliar yield robbing diseases

Stadium™: Protects yield and quality from silver scurf and Fusarium dry rot during storage

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Global potato news
Global potato news

Keep up with the latest agricultural and agronomic potato news.

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Healthy potato advertisement

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Know More, Grow More blog
Know More, Grow More blog

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Syngenta Thrive magazine
Syngenta Thrive magazine

Keep up with agricultural innovation from the lab to the field.

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CruiserMaxx Potato Extreme

CruiserMaxx Potato Extreme combines a liquid seed treatment with an insecticide, two fungicides and a drying agent, offering growers advanced protection and increased yield.

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News

China is the world’s biggest producer, consumer of potatoes
China has become the world's largest potato producer, accounting for nearly a quarter of the global production, according to a new report. The World Potato Congress was held in Beijing's Yanqing county yesterday. China plants more than 13.59 million acres of potatoes every year, data provided by World Potato Congress shows. More than 1,000 delegates from developing and developed countries, including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers attended the conference, state-run People's Daily reports. On the same day, China launched its Asia-Pacific centre for potato research in Beijing, which will bring new opportunities for the potato industry in China and the Asia Pacific region. As China's first international agricultural research institute, the centre marks China's opening up to international cooperation in agriculture. With increased potato production and domestic consumption, China is also the biggest potato consumer in the world, the report says. (The Economic Times, India)...Learn more »
Canada: Latest potato tampering incident different, says marketing board
The most recent report of a metal object found in a bag of Prince Edward Island potatoes appears to be of a different nature than previous reports, says the P.E.I. Potato Board. There are reports a woman from Clarenville, Newfoundland found something in a potato she was eating. "This particular report is for what appears to be a pin from a watch strap, which is quite different from the nails and needles that the RCMP have been investigating since the fall," board assistant general manager Brenda Simmons wrote to CBC News in an email. The CFIA and the P.E.I. RCMP, who have been investigating incidences of tampering, are aware of this latest report. The P.E.I. potato industry is in the midst of installing millions of dollars worth of metal detection equipment at farms and potato processors. (Source: CBC News)...Learn more »
Potato poduction and the environmental component of plant disease
By potato specialist Phil Nolte. As a plant pathologist, one of the first things I was taught was a fundamental concept called the "Disease Triangle." This model contains the key elements required for a plant disease to occur and includes three components: ?You must have a susceptible host; ?You must have a virulent pathogen; and ?These two must come together under suitable environmental conditions. Throughout my career as a potato specialist, the importance of this basic relationship has been demonstrated time and time again. Each of these three components can be manipulated to some extent by producers. We can influence the host component by our choice of variety, for instance. On the pathogen side, a great deal of time and money is spent on seed certification in an effort to eliminate or greatly reduce the presence of seed-borne pathogens. These first two components are certainly significant in their own right but for this discussion, I thought I'd go into some-what greater detail on the all-important environmental component....Learn more »