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Seed treatment for cucumbers


In the cultivation of cucumber, seed and soil-borne fungi can cause germination and emergence problems. Immediately after sowing, any fungi on or in the vicinity of the seeds come to life. The seed treatment products in our FarMore® Technology product range protect germinating seedlings and allow them to develop well. This will result in healthy plants, ready to produce an optimum yield.

Cucumber diseases

DIDYMELLA SPP.gummy stem blight | The disease Didymella bryoniae is common in cucumber. Visible effects of Didymella can vary. Early symptoms can include circular, water-soaked greyish-green leaf spots. These spots quickly enlarge, may become irregularly shaped and turn brown to ...

FUSARIUM SPP.fusarium wilt | The disease Fusarium oxysporum is common in cucumber. 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 ...

PYTHIUM SPP.root rot | Pythium aphanidermatum 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 which can survive for months. In warm, humid conditions ...

RHIZOCTONIA SPP.damping off | The disease Rhizoctonia solani is common in cucumber. High humidity will intensify damping off. The disease can be identified at an early stage by leaf spots just above the ground and in the middle of the outer leaves. These lesions can prevent or impede further crop growth. At high humidity levels ...

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FarMore® Technology

FarMore® Technology is a vegetable seed treatment platform developed for and focused on the customer's needs. Syngenta is dedicated to developing innovative products adapted to each individual vegetable crop by combining seed treatment solutions, application technologies and services.

FarMore® Technology is not a stand-alone product; it is a constantly evolving technology platform that showcases Syngenta's full commitment ...

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Table of diseases | efficacy of FarMore® Technology

FarMore® Technology can improve seedling emergence and vitality by effectively controlling a range of seed and soil-borne fungi. The table shows the control spectrum of Maxim 480FS (Fludioxonil) and Apron XL (Metalaxyl-M). It indicates which fungi that pose a risk to cucumber the FarMore® solutions can control. For more information on the efficacy of FarMore® against fungi in cucumber, please see the test results.


Trial results in cucumber

Apron® XL and Maxim® 480FS have been tested for crop safety and efficacy against the most important seed and soil-borne fungi.