Guidelines for use
Fluopyram is a member of the Succinate DeHydrogenase (SDH Inhibitors) cross-resistance group, while trifloxystrobin belongs to the QoI (Quinone outside Inhibitors) cross-resistance group. This combination of completely different chemistries helps support your resistance management strategy.
It’s best to use Luna Sensation as part of an Integrated Crop Management (ICM) programme incorporating other methods of control including, where appropriate, fungicides with a further mode of action.
The Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) issues guidelines for best use of these MoAs to minimise the risk of resistance developing. This table summarises these guidelines in soft fruit for SDHI and QoI fungicides.
*When >12 fungicide applications are made, observe the following guidelines:
- For programmes in which both solo products and tank mixes or pre-mixes of SDHI or QoI are used, the number of SDHI or QoI containing applications should be no more than 50% of the total number of fungicide application per season
- If used in mixture, apply SDHI fungicides in a maximum of 2 consecutive applications
Don’t forget that if you use more than one SDHI or QoI product in a season, you’ll need to follow FRAC recommendations for resistance management. For more information, see www.frac.info.
SDHIs block the ability of fungal pathogens to produce energy by inhibiting mitochondrial respiration at complex II (FRAC group 7). QoIs act on a different part of the fungal energy system, inhibiting mitochondrial respiration at complex III (FRAC group 11).