INCREASE Marketable Yields

Potatoes shine when you manage common scab.

Pre-plant soil fumigation with Strike products is the first step in a successful soil health and pest management system. Strike formulations are the most effective soil fumigants to manage soil borne diseases like Common Scab in your potato crop. Strike can be applied alone or in combination with Telone® II.

STRIKE Helps Manage:

  • Common Scab

  • Verticillium Wilt

  • Black Dot

  • Pythium

  • Rhizoctonia

  • Higher Marketable Yields
  • Extensive, Healthy Root System
  • Earlier growth
  • Better Utilization of Nutrients
  • Reduced Rotation Length

Trial Highlight: Maine Fresh Market Norwis

Strike 85 vs. Grower Standard Treatment Soil Fumigation Trial.

Norwis is a common scab magnet. At this farm, it was being grown for the fresh market. The Grower Standard (no fumigation) had 230 cwt/A culls (can’t be sold) because of common scab compared to Strike 85 at 48 cwt/A. This resulted in the Strike 85 treated plants producing 224 more cwt/A in marketable yield. At a low price of $20/cwt, that is a return of $4,480/A. Around a net of $4,000/A after the cost of Strike.

Table 1. Yield Data (cwt/planted A) for the Norwis Soil Fumigation Trial
*Culls were because of severe common scab
Treatment Culls* >1″ C size 1″ – 1 5/8″ B size 1 5/8″ – 2″ A size 2″ – 3″ Chefs >3″ MKT Yield Total Yield
Grower Stand. (No Fum) 230 1 4 5 32 20 62 293
Strike 85 48 1 6 11 250 18 286 359
Difference -182 0 2 6 218 -2 224 66
T-Test (p value) 0.021 0.861 0.358 0.115 0.004 0.858 0.003 0.001
Table 2. Yield Data (1000 tubers/planted A) for the Norwis Soil Fumigation Trial
Treatment Culls* >1″ C size 1″ – 1 5/8″ B size 1 5/8″ – 2″ A size 2″ – 3″ Chefs >3″ MKT Yield Total Yield
Grower Stand. (No Fum) 89.7 9.8 9.4 4.7 13.8 3.3 31.2 130.7
Strike Plus 29.0 8.7 14.5 10.2 85.7 3.3 113.6 151.4
Difference -60.62 -1.09 5.1 5.4 71.9 0.0 82.4 21
T-Test (p value) 0.006 0.768 0.370 0.094 0.006 1.000 0.015 0.023

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