Plant protection

Use of APCs from different chemical groups

Planned plant protection treatments must take into account the type and efficacy of treatments carried out previously. This is due to restrictions on the use of products containing active substances from the same chemical groups, both because of residues in the soil and crop and because of the reduction of selection pressure leading to the development of resistance in the targeted agrophages.

In order to avoid inducing one-sided selection in the pest population, it is necessary in the process of plant protection to use, in addition to non-chemical methods, as many different chemicals as possible, which act differently on the target organisms. It is therefore necessary to know in detail the recommendations for use and the limitations of each of the chemical products under consideration and to use them alternately. In doing so, it is essential to know the active substances of the products, as nowadays many products with different names contain the same active substance.