Fungicides prevent and cure diseases which can have adverse effects on crop yields and quality. The main markets are fruit and vegetables, cereals and rice Plant diseases are caused by a great variety of pathogens.
Herbicides prevent or eliminate weeds and thus replace or reduce manual and mechanical weeding. As weeds compete with crops for sunlight, water and soil nutrients, herbicides can also prevent soil erosion and water loss.
Insects like caterpillars and aphids can significantly reduce crop yields and quality through their feeding. Insecticides help minimize this damage by controlling insect pests.
Seed Treatment products are used to control diseases or insect pests which are present during early seedling growth and therefore assure an optimum establishment of the crop.
What do different crop protection products do?
Fungicides protect plants from fungal diseases like blight or mildew.
Herbicides remove weeds which compete with a farmer’s crops for important nutrients, light and water.
Insecticides control insect pests like aphids. As well as keeping crops healthy, insecticides are used to combat disease spreading insects such as ticks.