Unpredictable weather makes it difficult to choose an effective
vine-killing method that can withstand rain and cool conditions.
I recommend a desiccant that performs in a variety of weather
conditions for an efficient harvest, better skin set, and to
reduce transmission of late-season diseases.
Using a desiccant like Reglone® herbicide helps growers
overcome unpredictable weather conditions. Reglone enables
crops to be harvested quicker, easier and earlier than
non-desiccated crops, while optimizing both crop yield and
quality. Reglone is rainfast and it allows tubers to bulk up
and to set a durable skin while vines go down. For maximum
efficiency, apply Reglone in the early evening. The desiccant
will translocate through green tissue to deliver optimum
desiccation when the sun comes up.
Syngenta provides a broad portfolio, including Reglone,
because of its tremendous emphasis in research and
development. Syngenta invested $1.2 million in R&D for
potatoes from 2007 to 2008. In addition, the potato portfolio
is backed by more than 250 crop protection and seed care
sales representatives, plus an extensive technical support
team. Syngenta continually builds a solid research foundation
that reflects its passion for producing well-researched, reliable
products to ensure healthy potato crops.