Heads Up is a pre-planting treatment for seeds and pre-transplant seedlings. It’s designed to prevent fungal and bacterial diseases in row crops. Corn, dry beans, peas, potatoes, soybeans, tomatoes, and wheat can all benefit from our pre-germination treatment, which triggers a given plant’s ingrained disease defenses.
Deep soil tilling and moisture management within crop rows act as moderately effective strategies for disease mitigation. Tilling soil deeply helps bury sclerotia, which are hard black resting structures carrying white mold’s fungal spores. Sclerotia can effectively harm plants if it rests within two inches of the soil’s surface. Growing crops create canopy—the touching of plant crowns—which creates a cool, moist environment in the soil. These conditions are ideal for the spread of diseases, making moisture management crucial.
If sclerotinia sclerotiorum (white mold) continues to affect swaths of your crop yield, our pre-planting treatment is advisable for your next season. Click on a plant below to learn more about how our product can help.