Sunday, 14 December 2008

Isagro: Inducing Resistance...

Isagro have claimed mixures of salicylic acid and its derivatives as a method for inducing resistance in plants to fight pathogenic fungi. By combining salicylic acid with other compounds reduces undesirable side effects such as crop damage.

In greenhouse tests copper (II) salt of acetylsalicylic acid and metal salts such as (FeSO4, ZnSO4) showed good preventative control of Peronospora tabacina on tobacco and Plasmopara viticola on vines. Mixtures with other organic compounds such as iprovalicarb and metiram are also claimed.