Apple Scab : The Most Troublesome Disease
India is the home to a variety of fruits produced in the world. A large variety of tropical, sub tropical and temperate fruits are grown in the different parts of the country. India is today the second largest producer of fruits in the world next to China with a production of 81285 thousand metric tonnes of fruits from an area of 6982 thousand hectares , which comprised of about 30 percent of the horticultural crops produced in India and 12.6 percent of the fruits produced in the world . Apple is one of the most widely grown fruit all over the world. China, United States of America, Turkey, Poland, and India are the leading producers of apple in the world. It is commercially the most important temperate fruit and is the fourth produced in the world after banana, orange and grape. About 80 million tons of apples are grown worldwide . Apple is an important fruit crop grown in India today. Although the indigenous variety of apples was grown in India for centuries. As Apple production continues to grow, diseases are also increasing in it. There are various fungi that attack on the apple.
Diseases in fruit cause devastating problem in economic losses and production in agricultural industry worldwide.There are a number of diseases that commonly occur year after year in both commercial and backyard plantings of apples. These diseases do not infect at the same time but appear in a fairly regular sequence depending upon the weather and the development or phenology of the apple host, beginning at dormancy and continuing until fruit are harvested. As a consequence, a season-long program for disease management is often necessary in order to harvest a high percentage of useable fruit. The diseases which are common in apple include apple scab, cedar-apple rust, black rot, and the summer diseases but the Apple scab is the most important disease of apple.
Apple Scab ; The most troublesome disease for apple growers is apple scab. Scab is caused by a fungus that infects both leaves and fruit. Scabby fruit are often unfit for eating, and continued infection of leaves weakens the tree. Scab infections on leaves start as olive green to brown spots with an irregular or feathered edge. As leaf infections grow, they may merge together and assume a dark brown velvety appearance. Severely infected leaves may turn yellow and drop prematurely. Scab infections on young fruit start out as olive green to brown spots. As the lesions enlarge, they harden, and eventually become black, corky, inedible areas on the fruit. Severely infected fruit may be deformed and often crack open.
Apple, as we all know, is the most important fruit crop. As apple cultivation is growing, problem like apple scab, are increasing as well. Considering this growing problems of apple scab , India’s leading company HPM is Creating new products to eliminate this problem. HPM is always ready to help the farmers with the complete range of agrochemicals. HPM’s improved and better fungicide has considerably raised apple cultivation. To beat the issue of apple scab comapany’s fungicide like DIFENCONAZOLE 25% EC are the viable apparatuses that battle fungus and spare the yield for agriculturists. SAVER, is a product that acts as a messiah for Apple.
Let us take a look at the specifications of DIFENCONAZOLE 25% EC (SAVER)
SAVER is a systemic fungicide with preventive and curative action. Absorbed by the leaves, with acropetal and strong translaminar translocation. It is taken up by the plant and acts on the fungal pathogen during penetration and haustoria formation. It stops the development of fungi by interfering with the biosynthesis of sterols in cell membranes. Although the mode of action permits protective and curative use, it is recommended to apply the product early enough to avoid irreversible crop damage and build-up of the disease.
Some talking point about SAVER
Excellent tolerance in a wide variety of crops gives more security. Outstanding curative efficacy gives more flexibility. Long-lasting disease control means fewer applications. Broad spectrum of activity also controls many secondary diseases. All this means saving time and money with higher yields of better quality. Thorough coverage is essential for effective results. Don’t apply more than 6 applications of this product per season. The effect of Saver could be diminished if rain falls within 2 hours of application.