Apr. 2, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for Agropages
The use of biological inputs on agriculture can reduce by 40% the application of insecticides, said Lucas Rona, LatAm Pronutiva business manager - crop protection & biosolution at Arysta LifeScience.
According to him, in some crops it can reduce the use of fungicides and insecticides by 100%. “It is possible due to the stimulus of fortification of plants by the action of physioactivators,” he said.
“It is an indisputable trend on the sustainable production of vegetable food. The more the producer implements techniques and new technology to increase food safety, the lower will be the level of residue. When he ensures a good management of residue, he will have more conditions of market access and will increase the profitability of his business. So, we are talking about food with more quality,” Rona explained.
He added that the Pronutiva program of Arysta was launched to manage the crop cycle in an integrated way with solutions that contributed to the best vegetable health of plants. The solutions of the Pronutiva program include Biobac (Bacillus subtilis line Y1336) and Kasumin (casugamicin), the physioactivators Biozyme (Zeatine, gibberelins and auxins) and K-fol (nitrogen 0% + phosphorus 20% + potassium 55%) that act on the productive stimulation of plants to maximize production.
“The fungi and bacteria have resistance to determined classes of chemical products. The insertion of biological products of crop management ensures that this resistance of organisms to insecticides and fungicides has their expression reduced. Another point to highlight is food safety with lower levels of residue on food,” Rona said.
Physioactivators, inputs that work to activate the physiology and make the plant more resistant, are the highlight of Pronutiva. “The interaction of the pesticide with the physioactivator makes the development of the plant more efficient. So, the farmer manages the crop best, uses less pesticides and has products with less residue,” Rona said in conclusion.