Managing high soil moisture associated diseases
Once infection has taken place, there is almost nothing can do to control diseases. However, when they are noticed, the following measures should be considered to prevent or reduce their chance of developing in the next growing season
- Select high yielding, resistant or tolerant cultivars. For example, cultivars that have good disease ratings for PRR.
- Use tillage methods that promote good drainage. Saturated/poorly drained soils increase the risk of seedling infection. Avoid deep planting and working the soil when it is too wet.
- Practice crop rotation. Crop rotation helps break disease cycles and accumulation of inoculum.
- Fungicide seed and preventive treatments. If treatments aren’t done, it may be too late for curative. AGRIVI helps you to treat crops before diseases occur. It alarms you when is time for crop protection, based on current weather conditions on your fields. AGRIVI also lets you to see the list of active substances that can be used to prevent each disease, as well as commercial products that contain that active substances so you could know what to buy.
You can’t protect your crop from heavy rains, but you can protect it from high moist diseases. Use AGRIVI farm management software to take protection on time and save your yield.