Syngenta introduced the CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato insecticide/fungicide seed treatment just in time for the Potato Expo earlier this month. Chuck Zimmerman had the opportunity to talk with Christopher Clemens about the latest addition to the Syngenta Seedcare potato portfolio- the Vibrance fungicide.
CruiserMaxx has been around for a while now, Clemens explains, but we’re talking about it again because of the improved Rhizoctonia protection. The product also provides protection against Helminthosporium and Fusarium and is linked to stronger roots and higher yield potential. Combined with Cruiser insecticide seed treatment, the whole package can also protect against Colorado potato beetles, aphids, potato leaf hopper, potato psyllid and others.
“We have talked to a number of growers here, we’ve been talking to growers at GrowMore events through the field season, and what we’re showing and what we’re seeing there is that when you have high pressure situations with high rhizoctonia, you get a lot better control with CruiserMaxx Vibrace Potato and you’re also seeing a rooting power effect as well,” says Clemens.
For more information about the CrusierMaxx Vibrance Potato, growers can contact their local dealer, but Clemens also encourages them to look into the Grow More events being held in Washington and Idaho.
Listen to Chuck’s full interview here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/potato-expo-17-syngenta-clemens.mp3″ text=”Interview with Christopher Clemens, Syngenta”]