HortCast E1

HortCast Episode 5 is hosted by Craig White - Market Development Agronomist for Bayer Crop Science Australia

Bayer Horticulture Territory Business Managers Ian Cook, Darren Alexander and Aedan Gorman speak with Craig White about protecting  horticultural crops, which increasingly play an important role in producing healthy, nutritious and sustainable fresh food.

In this episode

In this episode the team covers topics including successful use of the biofungicide Serenade® Opti in wine grapes for botrytis after significant rainfall events in the leadup to, and during grape harvest around Australia. 
A new label extension registration of Luna® Sensation for sclerotinia in lettuce, and explain the benefits of Vayego® insecticide in protecting stone fruit, pome fruit, almonds and macadamias from pests like light brown apple moth, codling moth, various weevils, and carpophilus beetles (depending on crop type) to name a few.
Serenade Opti is a Group 44 fungicide - organically certified (ACO and OMRI), that controls botrytis in grapevines and strawberries and suppresses bacterial spot in tomatoes, capsicums and chillies. It has no withholding period and is compatible with many commonly used insecticides and fungicides, providing growers with a high level of flexibility when it comes to managing these diseases. Serenade Opti biofungicide is soft on most beneficial species when used as directed and also supports resistance management through delivering a new mode of action (Group 44). 
Connect with the Bayer Crop Science Team on Twitter:

Bayer Crop Science Australia @Bayer4CropsAU

Craig White (WA) @photobycw

Darren Alexander (SA) @darrenbayer2015

Aedan Gorman (Vic) @Aedos_33

Carmen Brown (QLD) @CarmenBrown_

Nick Matthews (QLD) @njmat2s

Ian McMaster (Vic) @AgMixmaster

Gus MacLennan (NSW) @gusmac05

Matt Willis (WA) @MattWillisAg

Richard Jackmann (QLD/NNSW) @rjjackman1

Tim Murphy (SA) @TimMurp95018877

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Some products mentioned may still be under development with an application for registration submitted. Such products will not be available for commercial use until APVMA registration approval is granted.

(NOTE: During the recording of this podcast, Bayer staff are adhering to physical distancing, hygiene and other directives and procedures in relation to COVID-19. Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our customers, our employees, business partners and the communities in which we live and work. Bayer representatives are currently limiting their travel as per government and company guidelines. The Bayer Crop Science team are still available and keen to discuss agriculture and food production with you anytime. We will be looking at further ways that Bayer staff can continue to connect with the industry during the coming months.)

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