Dec. 21, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
A new technology, classified as "resistance inducers," promises to increase the plant's defensive capacities against a broad spectrum of phytopathogenic organisms, including fungi, bacteria and viruses. According to Evandro Carlos Binsfeld, commercial director of Fertiláqua, a company that develops the product, fungicides can no longer, alone, carry out the necessary control against diseases.
"In general, [fungicidal] products have 65-70% control. When we add resistance inducers to traditional fungicides, we achieve extremely satisfactory results, as we attack the fungus and optimize the plant to defend itself better; and these actions act synergistically, allowing better agronomic results," he said.
According to Binsfeld, the inducers are specific molecules that trigger a complex mechanism to defend plants against stresses. In this scenario, they are considered to be an alternative that, in a modern way, manages to minimize the effects of the pathogens, presenting itself as a tool in disease prevention.
For Binsfeld, the biostimulation can cause several positive impacts on the cultivars when it comes to resistance control. In addition, it can contribute to better results and high crop yields.
"The field has already realized the value of applying new technologies, such as resistance inductors, and how much can bring performance and results back to the producer. And the demand for it tends to increase more and more," said Binsfeld.