Safeguarding crop performance begins with ensuring the inputs applied to control weeds, pests and diseases or provide nutrition are free to deliver their full potential. As a leader in complementary chemistry, De Sangosse has made it its business to help growers make the most of every crop.
With water making up more than 95% of the spray volume, a better understanding of its properties and how these influence performance is seen as central to maintaining herbicide and fungicide efficacy.
To help growers unlock the potential of water De Sangosse introduced H2KnOw, an initiative to help growers and their advisers address the issues that affect spray performance, such as hard water or high pH.
Uncorrected, hard water can reduce the efficacy of certain herbicides by up to 30%, so countering its effects is central to supporting performance and De Sangosse delivers this with its range of spray enhancers.
Ensuring crops are able to meet potential means meeting their nutritional needs. De Sangosse has a range of nutritional products ranging from seed treatments, micro-granules and liquid foliar feeds that support root growth, promote canopy health and protect grain quality.
Threats to performance come in many guises, but it is the weather that is often farming’s greatest foe. Oilseed rape is just one example of a crop that is vulnerable to the ravages of Mother Nature. An application of Pod-Stik, farming’s most popular pod-sealant, will protect against pod-shatter losses and has been found to protect yields by up to 0.5t/ha. Whatever the season brings, it always pays to protect against shatter losses.
Slugs are another significant pest threatening the performance of a range of crops from salad vegetables to combinable crops. De Sangosse manufacturers a range of class-leading metaldehyde and ferric phosphate molluscicides to help growers ensure crops are protected through the vulnerable stages.
Ironmax Pro, a ferric-phosphate-based pellet, offers the same best-in-class performance as De Sangosse’s renowned metaldehyde-based pellets. It offers growers seeking a high-quality alternative to metaldehyde a proven choice.