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Fagioli e piselli

Seedcare in beans and peas

Beans and peas

In the cultivation of beans and canning peas, seed and soil-borne fungi can cause germination and emergence problems. Immediately after sowing, fungi on or in the vicinity of the seeds come to life. For peas, these major fungi are treated with Wakil® XL. Applying Wakil XL to the seed will enable the germinating seedling to develop properly. This will result in a healthy plant, ready to produce a good pea yield. The only treatment currently allowed for beans is Apron® XL. The active ingredient in this product is very effective against the soil-borne fungus Pythium spp., which can cause root rot.

Bean and peas diseases

FUSARIUM SPP. fusarium wilt | The disease Fusarium is common in peas. Characteristic of fusarium wilt are wilting and total root rot. A pinkish mildew may also be visible. The disease may be seed, wind or soil-borne or spread on plant material. At a temperature of 27 °C and a pH of less than

PERONOSPORA SPP. downy mildew | The disease Peronospora is common in peas. The first symptoms of downy mildew are pale green or irregular yellow lesions on the cotyledons and leaves. These lesions later turn bright yellow. In time, the lesions can become browner, larger and drier. When the

PYTHIUM SPP. root rot | The disease Pythium is common in beans and peas. Root rot is a secondary parasite which particularly affects young plants. The disease is first visible at the roots, which turn blackish brown and show signs of rotting. Thick-walled resting spores develop in the diseased tissue and


Trial results in beans and peas

Apron® XL and Wakil® XL have been tested for crop safety and efficacy against the most important seed and soil-borne fungi.