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Digifarmz platform highlights leading fungicides in the Brazilian marketqrcode

Jul. 10, 2024

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Jul. 10, 2024

The most widely used site-specific fungicides by producers during the 2023-2024 Brazilian crop season contained ingredients based on prothioconazole and tebuconazole, stated DigiFarmz Smart Agriculture. 

This agtech company specializes in digital technology for predictive, personalized agronomic management recommendations for disease control. The DigiFarmz Smart Agriculture platform uses field research data and algorithms powered to achieve this by artificial intelligence (AI) to offer personalized recommendations.

According to DigiFarmz, multisite protectant fungicides have gained prominence in recent years, primarily due to the decline in the performance of many site-specific ingredients. In this context, mancozeb and chlorothalonil have been widely used, with reports of shortages of these products in some regions of Brazil, particularly in the South, where there was a large volume of rainfall and high severity of diseases such as Asian soybean rust.

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Leonardo Furlani

"Following product performances in recent years, I believe multisite protectant fungicides will continue to gain ground, being recommended for inclusion in control programs for all applications," said Leonardo Furlani, Technical Coordinator of Research and Development (R&D) at DigiFarmz. 

According to him, there is also an increase in the demand and use of pre-formulated products with triple mixtures and the future arrival of quadruple mixtures (with four active ingredients).

This, the specialist highlights, facilitates the operational aspect for producers and ensures stable formulations, reducing the risks of dangerous tank mixtures. "Among these products, there is a growing demand for those based on carboxamides and multisite protectants," Leonardo Furlani said.

Considering the possible climatic conditions for the 2024-2025 crop season, he highlighted that it is essential to recognize that these variations can significantly impact the prevalence and severity of fungal diseases. The La Niña forecast is often associated with drier conditions in some areas and more extreme weather patterns in others.

"Thus, expectations for the fungicide market are varied, depending on the specific climatic conditions in different agricultural regions. It is important to note that even in drought years, fungicides remain essential, as some diseases persist even in extreme conditions," the Technical Coordinator of R&D at DigiFarmz said in conclusion.

(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)

Source: AgroNews


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