Sometimes a single spore is enough for a fungus to infect an entire plant. In moderate climatic conditions such as those that prevail in northern and central Europe in particular, pathogenic fungi can cause dramatic crop losses in farming. Whether cereals, vegetables, fruit, oilseed rape or soy: no agricultural or garden plant is safe from these spores. They infect plant parts such as the roots, stems, blossoms and developing fruits and cause diseases that significantly impair the yield and quality of a harvest.
Scientists at Bayer CropScience have now developed a dual strategy against these harmful fungi: Aviator™ Xpro™ attacks the metabolic processes of fungal cells from two sides at once. It also has another positive side effect: the fungicide not only protects cereal plants against disease pathogens, but also boosts harvest yields.