TAGO – A Fungicide With A Twist!
In recent times, we saw tomato prices getting hiked like anything. There could be many reasons to this price shoot-up, but one of those could be lesser produce as per the rising demand of tomatoes.
Yes, when the produce is way below the expectation, the prices of the vegetable and fruit products are raised to meet the demand and supply circle. The reasons to lesser produce are many such as low weather conditions, affected fertility of land, not enough agriculture boosting components or the crops getting damaged by soil prone diseases and fungus.
What are the remedies to crop eating fungus?
While the remedies to other problems are being worked upon, we at HPM India, are trying to concentrate on the cure to fungus and soil borne diseases in crops. Tomato crops can be seriously affected by these two harmful factors, particularly in warm and wet climates. It is important to monitor the crops regularly and act quickly if any disease symptoms are observed. Disease may be caused due to soil contamination or various fungi. For fungi related crop damage, HPM India offers effective solutions and some of them are really off-beat and come with additional benefits to crops. One of such fungicides with a twist is TAGO, a formula based product.
What is TAGO?
TAGO, a product of HPM India is a Captan 75% WS formula and is known as a non-systemic fungicide with special protectiveand curative action. The WS formulation of TAGO stands for water dispersible fine powder, which means it can be used for dispersion in high concentration, allowing use as slurry. This is highly beneficial to crops. Also, TAGO is a seed treatment fungicide which acts at seeding stages and saves the crops from potential fungus harm. The crops that can benefit from TAGO are chilli, tomato, cabbage and tobacco, especially against the damping off disease. It is a proactive tool to control soil borne infection of fungal disease. Additional benefit of this fungicide is that it improves the outward appearance of fruiting body making them brighter and healthier-looking. It has an awesome Phytotonic Effect on crops.
Here is how TAGO can be used on tomato and other crops to prevent various fungus and pests:
|Crop||Common Name of|
|Chillies||Damping off (soil drench)||20-30g/kg seed||1 lit|
|Cabbage||Damping off (soil drench)||20-30g/kg seed||1 lit|
|Tomato||Damping off (soil drench)||20-30g/kg seed||1 lit|
|Tobbaco||Damping off (soil drench)||20-30g/kg seed||1 lit|
There are various government approved formulas for fungicides and HPM India manufactures products in adherence to laws and regulations imposed by government bodies. Our products work for greater benefit of agriculture and are in no manner harmful to crops, humans or environment. The list of approved fungicides for vegetable crops is quite small and in the case of tomatoes revolves around the use of a few “active” ingredients of one is mancozeb and the other is copper. Mancozeb is a potent products often used for leaf spotting diseases.
We recommend that TAGO should be used on tomato crops prior to the plant getting affected by the diseases, in the seeding stages, to see the maximum and best effect of the fungicide. The best seasons to apply TAGO to tomato crops is prior to rain, and then immediately after the rain, before the appearance of disease.
Most fungus born diseases can also be prevented by practicing good and hygienic agriculture.