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Electis 75WG mode of Action

Electis 75 WG is a unique combination of two highly effective fungicides, zoxium and mancozeb.

Electis 75WG is an essential component of any anti-resistance management programme and one that can be used in an integrated way with new or more traditional blight fungicides.

Protection against tuber blight can be achieved by killing zoospores after production or by preventing their production in the first place. Electis has a specific point of attack against zoospores development. Its use resulting in the production of non-motile spores, incapable of infection.

Other fungicides such as cyazofamid will kill zoospores once released and so the alternation of Electis with such complimentary products in a programme will provide a “belt and braces” approach and give excellent protection against tuber blight.

Electis is best used from the start of tuber initiation, once the canopy starts to meet in the row, providing blight is not already present in the crop. Continuous protection is needed for effective tuber blight control.

Application details

Formulation: Electis® contains 8.3% w/w zoxamide (zoxium) and
66.7% w/w mancozeb, formulated as a water dispersible granule.
All varieties of potatoes
Target: Potato Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans)
Timing: From before haulm meets along the row and then at regular intervals depending on the risk of blight occurring in the area.
Do not use if blight is present in the crop.
Dose rate: 1.8kg/ha
Water rate: 150-600 litres of water/ha
Spray quality: FINE
Spray intervals: 7 to 10 day intervals, depending on risk
Maximum number of treatments: 8 per crop
Latest time of application: 7 days before harvest
Pack size: 5.4 kgs (to treat 3 hectares)