Seed treatment for tomatoes


In the cultivation of tomatoes, 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.

Tomato diseases

COLLETOTRICHUM SPP.leaf spot | The disease Colletotrichum spp. is common in tomatoes. Leaf spot is one of the most common fungal diseases. The signs that are visible on the leaf can vary depending on the host plant. In some host plants, the symptoms first appear on the leaf as tiny watery spots. In other host plants ...

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

PHYTOPHTHORA SPP.phytophthora | The disease Phytophthora infestans is common in tomatoes. The first symptoms of downy mildew on tomatoes are irregularly shaped, pale green water-soaked spots. The disease develops most rapidly at an optimum temperature of 20°C. Tomatoes and ...

PYTHIUM SPP.root rot | The disease Pythium is common in tomatoes. Pythium 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 ...

RHIZOCTONIA SPP.damping off | The disease Rhizoctonia solani is common in tomatoes. 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 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.

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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 tomatoes the FarMore® solutions can control. For more information on the efficacy of FarMore® against fungi in tomatoes, please see the test results.


Trial results in tomatoes

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