FMC Friday: Systemic Fungicide in California
Regional FMC tech services manager Gail Stratman sat down with me at NAFB this fall to talk about the company’s new systemic fungicide, gaining popularity throughout California.
“One product that we’ve seen a lot of growth with, a lot of interest in California is a product called Rhyme. Rhyme is a systemic fungicide that we can utilize in the soil, and then we get plant uptake to control diseases like powdery mildew in grapes… put this on, let the roots pick it up, distribute it throughout the leaves, we get powdery mildew control. So we aren’t spraying it on the plant, we are putting it in the plant. So it’s almost like vaccinating the plant against diseases. We are also utilizing that in some of our tree crops now, like walnuts.”
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