It is clear that using the PMI leads to the over-application of fungicides when disease pressure is low (i.e., the density of the pathogen is low). However, growers can now monitor disease pressure using Root's technology and more accurately assess when and where interventions are needed. Root’s technology allows growers to manage the disease more precisely, stretching spray intervals when there is no threat and focusing scouting and cultural practices in hot spots.
Powdery mildew severely impacts grape yields, leading to excessive fungicide use. Traditional reliance on the PMI often results in over-spraying. Root's precision technology empowers growers to apply treatments only when necessary, based on actual disease pressure