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 registrationto 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.
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 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.