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.
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.