Tolero Increases Efficacy of Crop Protection Products

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Crop Protection, Fungicides, Herbicides, Irrigation

precision-laboratories-logo1New studies show that Tolero TM can play in important role in the performance of nematicides, fungicides and herbicides.

Precision Laboratories recently announced that results showed the application of the irrigation injection surfactant at a rate of 32 ounces per acres in creased the efficacy of pesticides by an indicator of 20.3 percent in the reduction of root gall formation and 33.1 percent in total fruit weight of cucumbers when used after Nimitz nematicide.  Results also showed more uniform soil moisture in the plant root zone.

“Most of the crop protection manufacturers recognize the role that uniform soil moisture plays in the performance of soil-applied products. These products use water as a vehicle to move efficiently throughout the plant root zone,” said Don Spier, vice president of Precision Laboratories. “Our trials indicate including Tolero in a program with pesticides, such as Nimitz, enhances the performance of the plant protectants.”

Applying Tolero after Quadris fungicide also showed positive results, with a 37 percent decrease in plant disease versus using Quadris alone.  Total fruit weight was also increased by 3.27 percent.

“We believe these results occurred because Tolero provided more uniform soil moisture for the fungicide and reduced periods of plant stress, allowing the plant to reach its potential,” said Spier.

These studies were conducted in 2014 and 2015 on a variety of crops and locations.  Visit Precision Laboratories website for more information.