When many Americans are gearing up for the summer holidays and shifting into vacation mode, peanut growers’ minds remain focused on protecting their crop from the non-stop disease threat from leaf spot. From early in the season through harvest, leaf spot just keeps coming and growers have to keep on spraying.
If growers miss a spray or give leaf spot the proverbial inch, it will take a mile in yield. More than any other disease, leaf spot has peanut growers looking over their shoulders most of the season and wondering if they have enough protection to get their crop to the finish line with a decent return.
A better defense for leaf spot
Syngenta understands the season-long battle peanut growers engage in every year and knows how exhausting staying on top of spray schedules can be. With that in mind, Syngenta has developed Miravis® fungicide, which provides game-changing potency and residual of 28 days – a giant leap for leaf spot control.
Containing Adepidyn® fungicide, the highest performing SDHI mode of action available to growers, Miravis has been engineered to be absorbed into the wax layer of plant leaves and protects against infection with a reservoir of active ingredient. This protection from inside the leaves withstands the harshest elements. That means the peanut plants remain protected, even in the face of high temperatures, destructive tropical storms, and yield-damaging diseases.
Peanut growers can know they’re covered
Depending on the geography, it’s not unusual for growers to have to treat anywhere from six to eight times a year, sometimes more. But, trials have shown that Miravis consistently extends the necessary spray interval for leaf spot control. Compared to the normal 14 days of control a grower may get with an older leaf spot fungicide, Miravis provides up to 28 days of residual control1.
This gives growers double the amount of time between spray intervals for leaf spot, and controls other disease like pepper spot and web blotch. Having more time, means protection is there when growers need it most and not being able to get back into the field “on-time” will become a thing of the past.
With this new level of residual control and durable disease management, growers have more flexibility to treat disease on their schedule and still have peace of mind knowing they’ve used the best leaf spot material on the market that translates into bigger return potential at harvest.
Stronger vines and higher yields
Beyond consistent game-changing disease control, Miravis treatments show a significant difference in vine health compared to other leaf spot treatments. Good end-of-the-season vine integrity can be critical for yield, especially if a tropical storm interrupts harvest after peanuts have been dug. Miravis protects plant health, helping prevent the inevitable yield loss that happens when peanuts fall off of decaying vines at harvest.
Growers who want to experience the new normal in leaf spot control will try Miravis this season. To learn more visit SyngentaUS.com/Miravis.