Copper is a fundamental element commonly used in agriculture in a nutritional way to control phytopathogens. As plants grow, they need copper to achieve a balance in the right concentrations. Within the different groups of elements, copper falls under the category of micronutrients, which are necessary in a lower concentration but are just as important.
Although copper is essential for nutrition, it is mostly used for its ability to inhibit the development of plant diseases, mainly for its fungicidal action.
Diseases it can prevent:
Copper has two functions, to correct and to prevent typical plant diseases. The most common diseases caused by fungi include:
How and when to use it
It is applied to form a protective surface layer or film on the crops that prevents fungal spores and bacteria from taking hold and developing. The copper used in the treatments dissolves in a small proportion and the Cu2+ ions are absorbed through contact by the microorganisms that, during their spore germination stage, try to take hold in the crop. The Cu2+ then replaces other metals required for the survival of the pathogens in infinitesimal quantities, leading to their poisoning and death. As a result, this mineral does not penetrate the plant tissues.
Solutions from Herogra Especiales:
Herogra has developed an innovative production process resulting in extremely fine particles, giving greater surface contact and protection and a longer-lasting effect, which makes this product more effective and economical than others.