Sigatoka Control is an oil-based fungicide that is applicable on leaves as a foliar spray. It targets a fungal pathogen, Mycosphaerella fijiensis, commonly known as Sigatoka. This fungus spreads quickly and can cause significant damage, so action should be taken in advance to prevent the germination of the pathogen.
Before the beginning of disease occurrence, use 3.8 mL of product with one gallon (1 gal.) of water to dilute Sigatoka Control and apply every 8 – 10 days. At the first sign of a disease outbreak, apply every 4 – 7 days. It can also be used in other quantities during disease outbreak, respecting the dilution rate of 1:1,000; product to water. After dilution, spray the product onto plant leaf or drench the soil. Do not apply prior to excessive rains, since this may reduce product effectiveness.
Sigatoka Control is an oil-based fungicide derivfrom plants of the Myrtaceae, Poaceae, andLauraceae families. This group of substances isa mixture of terpenoids, flavonids, alkaloids andphenolic compounds, and they are capable ofreducing damage from diseases.
If swallowed, may cause stomach damage. This product is environmental friendly, but at disposaldo not contaminate water or soil.
Plant extracts provide the plant with a high quantity of secondary metabolites extracted from the tissues of Myrtaceae, Poaceae and Lauraceae plants. These secondary metabolites are not products involved in the main metabolic pathway of the plant where they are synthesized, but they are required by plants as defenses against attacks by fungi, insects and others providing systematic acquired resistance (SAR) to the Sigatoka fungus.
Application should be repeated to optimize the prevention and control of Sigatoka since it is a fast spreading pathogen that quickly and severely damages crops, specifically the banana tree. Prevention can be achieved if Sigatoka Control is applied frequently 8 to 10 days apart. It is important to not wait until symptoms are noticed, as it spreads very fast. At this point, it will be too late to control the outbreak. If infection occurs, repeat applications every 4 to 7 days to control the
• Effective at preventing the germination of the Sigatoka fungus (Mycosphaerella fijiensis) and aids in the recovery of the plant.
|Crop Name||Mix Rate||Dilution Ratio||Foliar Spray||Time to Use|
|All crops||3.8 mL/1 gal
12.6 oz/100 gal
|1:1,000||0.25 – 0.30 oz/ 1,000 ft
11.1 – 13.8 oz/ Acre
26.6 – 33.3 oz/ Ha
|Apply every 8 – 10 days as a preventative measure, and 4 – 7 days if disease outbreak is apparent.|
The mix rate for Sigatoka Control is 3.8 mL per 1 gallon of water that can be applied directly to the plants.
|Myrtaceae, Poaceae, and Lauraceae Extracts|