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Optimization of phytosanitary applications


  • Definition and role in the reduction of phytosanitary products : set of practices intended to improve the efficiency of chemical treatments.
  • Against which pests? Weeds, aerial pests, soil pests and diseases.
  • On which crops? On all tropical, field and shelter crops.
  • When ? Before, during and after crop planting.
  • In what conditions ? „Check that the treatment is necessary and appropriate, „alternate active substances with different modes of action, „intervene in favorable pedoclimatic conditions, „intervene at the right stage and at the right dose (stage of development of the pest and at the recommended dose by the supplier), use water whose characteristics are compatible with those of the products, use additives (to improve the effectiveness of the treatments).
  • Regulations : compliance with the regulations in force relating to the use of phytosanitary products: compliance with the conditions of application, marketing authorizations, authorized mixtures, untreated areas, wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE ), etc. In the case of spray applications, the condition of the sprayers must be checked every 5 years by an approved inspection body.
  • Working time : it varies little compared to a classic phytosanitary control: it can decrease by carrying out localized treatments and/or in low volume but it can increase for the detection of outbreaks of infestation and the use of control tools. help with the decision.
  • Compatibility of alternative techniques with each other : in addition to monitoring, prophylactic measures and all alternative techniques to the use of phytosanitary products.
Last change : 07/07/22