Abnormally warm and humid weather contributes to a sharp increase in phytosanitary risks in orchards and vineyards of Moldova


Abnormally warm and humid weather contributes to a sharp increase in phytosanitary risks in orchards and vineyards of Moldova

03/06/2020

Phytosanitary treatments are complicated by precipitation and abnormally early flowering of stone fruits in certain regions of Moldova.

Agronomists in fruit-growing farms note that almost summer weather, established from the very beginning of March (up to + 17-20 degrees Celsius in the daytime) in combination with light rainfall, forms a very favorable background for the mass spread of fungal and bacterial diseases on plantations of perennial crops. Already, these pathogens are significantly harming winter crops, which can act as carriers and distributors of infection to orchards and vineyards. Experts recommend their preventive protection with systemic and copper-containing drugs.

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Meanwhile, phytosanitary treatments of perennial plantations are complicated, firstly, by precipitation that began in the first week of March, and secondly, by abnormally early flowering of stone fruits (in particular apricot) in certain regions of the country. In addition, due to warm weather, active years of bees began.

Nevertheless, managers of companies selling plant protection products and fertilizers note the rapidly growing demand for pesticides from growers. Farmers are aware of the risks and intend to fight for plant health and future crops, which, according to many forecasts, will be lower than last year.

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