Basamid (MAPP 11324) [5kg]
Soil sterilisation is used in lettuce production because it offers the best effective control of weeds and the bottom rot disease complex. Herbicides and fungicides can control them but they are not always as effective and the range of products available is constantly decreasing.
Sterilisation has meant that growers are able to do a single treatment that can last for several crops. With some crops little or no extra chemical control will be required for both weeds and diseases. For other crops, pesticide inputs will be reduced and consequent residues will therefore be minimised.
Following sterilisation there is also the additional benefit of quicker, more uniform growth, leading to improved quality, reducing percentage grade out and making the planning of harvest easier.
With protocols now requiring effective residue reduction strategies, sterilisation with Basamid is a practical option for growers as it provides a reliable growth medium, with the added confidence that it leaves no residues in the crop.