Fargro have been appointed as a main distributor for Contans WG Contans® WG - Eradicates sclerotinia rot before it appears and breaks the life cycle of the disease.
Contans® WG contains a naturally occurring soil fungus and controls sclerotinia diseases by attacking the disease-causing fungus in the soil before it can infect a susceptible plant.
Contans® WG contains spores of the soil fungus Coniothyrium minitans. Once applied and incorporated into the soil, Coniothyrium minitans attacks and destroys the black sclerotial bodies (sclerotia), which are the resting and survival structures of sclerotinia. This action breaks the "cycle of disease" by reducing or eliminating the disease from treated soil.
Resting sclerotia of sclerotinia can survive in the soil for several years and if present in the top 5 centimetres of the soil will germinate and produce apothecia fruiting bodies which produce and eject spores to infect susceptible plants. The spores, that can be wind borne, will infect leaves, fruits, and stems. Additionally roots can succumb to mycelium spread from the germination of sclerotia in the soil.