Crop quality


reduce pesticides fungicides for healthy production cerealsHow can high-quality cereals be produced, free of harmful residues, while delivering profitability for the farm and ensuring the farmer receives a decent income? How can the use of pesticides and fungicides be reduced while ensuring the healthy production of cereals and other crops, compatible with consumer requirements and in line with an environmentally-friendly approach? Numerous pathogens and other pests exist that are liable to attack various parts of the plant, from the seed to the ear.

The most devastating diseases, such as septoria, fusarium and rust diseases, can lead to a significant drops in yields. The combined use of resistant cultivars and fungicide treatments remains the most effective method employed to control their spread. In this section, TECHNA Group experts offer advice on an integrated approach to tackling the problem, via the rational application of measures requiring fewer inputs.