Making every drop of water count, these products make it possible for plants to take the water supplied directly to their roots. With less wasted water, a farmer can optimize use of this precious resource.
Most of us have experienced the challenges weeds can provide to our flower and vegetable gardens. Imagine on a much broader scale the potential devastation of weeds that kill plants through competition for nutrients. These ‘super weeds’ can grow more than 2”, choking crops and laying waste to a farmer’s economic livelihood. Herbicides are crop protection products that, when used in an integrated weed management program, provide a serious defense.
Insects can devour an entire field of fruits, vegetables, or grains in days, leaving a farmer with significant or total crop loss. In addition to protecting farmers from the economic consequences of crop loss, products created to deter insects protect crops from devastation, and ensure fresh, nutritious, cost efficient insect-free food makes it to our tables.
Much like insects or weeds, mold, mildew, and/or rust can destroy entire fields and orchards. Protecting farmers and consumers from this potential outcome, fungicides stop mold and mildew in its tracks, helping keep costs down and safe, healthy crops readily available.