A major citrus grower in Brazil tested OCC with various dosages of Pyrethroids insecticides to evaluate the control efficacies of psyllids that cause the citrus greening diseases. The results showed that the effectiveness of the Pyrethroids was enhanced, allowing them to have better control over a total labelled dose of insecticide despite dosage reductions by up 50% or more.
Case Study | Enhance Compounds Efficacies
A trial in Brazil to control common rust (Puccinia sorghi) on DKB 290 PRO3 hybrid corn with fungicides. Results showed that the inclusion of OCC micronutrients allows the reduction of fungicide dosages from 15% to 50%, all of which had no impact on the commercial productivity of the corn and, in fact, with marginally higher yield over a standard labelled dose fungicide treatment.
A trial was conducted by a renowned agricultural university in Spain to assess OCC’s impact on the cost and productivity of Maize cultivation concerning weed control. It was determined that the inclusion of OCC in weed control spray can reduce the dosage of herbicides by 67%, reducing the cost per hectare by 32%, with no negative impact on productivity.
A trial was conducted in Brazil on soybean crops using only a half dose of glyphosate with OCC to control both panicum and broadleaf weeds. Fall panicum [colonial grass] is a native summer annual grass weed that is not as sensitive to glyphosate as other grasses.
The combination was sufficient for complete control until harvest. The trial was conducted by agronomists from Brazil’s major agriculture consulting firm.
Glyphosate; Metribuzin with Mesotrione are the common standard herbicides applied to control silk grasses in the Brazilian sugarcane industry. A test was conducted in Sao Paolo to assess the impact of OCC in combination with these herbicides. The results showed that the inclusion of OCC improved the control efficacies when the herbicides were reduced to half dose. The trial was conducted by agronomists from Brazil’s major agriculture consulting firm.