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New Powdery Mildew Registration Beats the Smell

BIOPEST provides grape growers with the opportunity to significantly advance their powdery mildew control program with an odourless, safe and highly effective product that delivers the same performance as sulphur, but without the smell and OH&S risks.

Extensive independent research has paved the way for an extension to BIOPEST’s registration to include powdery mildew along with grapevine scale and mealybugs. Importantly the research also confirms the ability for BIOPEST to deliver the same powdery mildew control as traditional sulphur-based spray programs.

BIOPEST’s performance against a typical wettable sulphur formulation is presented in the table below.

Feature BIOPEST Paraffinic Oil Wettable Sulphur1
No unpleasant smell
No OH&S issues
Effective powdery mildew control
Secondary control of mealybug
Reduced impact on beneficials
Advanced spreading and sticking properties
Compatible with a range of popular fungicides
Suitable for organic use
No pest resistance issues
Proven performance in other crops
Suitable for use in IPM programs

1. Based on typical formulation characteristics.

Application Notes

The application of BIOPEST is odourless, safe and straightforward - apply just after woolly bud stage, with follow-up sprays every 14-21 days until bunch closure.

Demonstration Sites

Demonstration sites have been established to provide growers with the opportunity to see the results for themselves. If you wish to see the potential BIOPEST offers for the control of powdery mildew and certain sucking pests in grapes,  contact Rob Hayes of SACOA on 0488 355 335 to arrange your visit.

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