Plant Food Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Kphite 7lP Fungicide/Bactericide says the product is moving into the southeast as pecan growers initiate their 2020 fungicide program. Gary Veal, Georgia based Technical Sales Agronomist, says that pecan growers are increasing the use of Kphite 7LP planning multiple applications in pre-pollination sprays. Veal says, the current University of Georgia recommendation places more emphasis on using phosphite fungicides in pre-pollination sprays.
With regards to the Covid-19 quarantine, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as of March 19, 2020, has identified Plant Food Systems, Inc., as a “Critical Infrastructure Industry” and that “we have a special responsibility to maintain our normal work schedule”. Plant Food Systems, Inc., markets Kphite 7LP through our exclusive distribution partners in Georgia, CNI and Triangle Chemical Company. If there are special needs during this critical time for agriculture, we feel we are in a unique position to address them, says Veal. Plant Food Systems’ manufacturing facilities are four hours from the Georgia pecan market. We have great capability to deliver Kphite 7LP from our Zellwood, Florida facility in bulk, mini-bulk, or packaged product, says Veal.
Veal comments, pecan growers are realizing that Kphite 7LP chemistry can help them get off to a good start in 2020. This year is pivotal. We have endured disaster after disaster. Hurricane Irma, tornadoes, and Hurricane Michael. Kphite 7LP has many potential ways to benefit our pecan growers beyond scab control. From Michael, every tree in the state of Georgia was affected. If not blown over, pecan trees were leaned, wrenched around from the winds, and endured root breakage in addition to broken limbs. Diseases like phytophtora (soil-borne disease) and Botryosphaeria (wood rot organism) maybe factors as our pecan trees recover. Kphite 7LP is the best choice for all. Kphite 7LP foliar sprays move into the xylem and phloem and move throughout the tree including the root system. Kphite 7LP applications after hedging can protect pecan trees from wood rot and insure a good flush of new growth.