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Ubicación Seipasa en Fruit Attraction 2016

SEIPASA in Fruit Attraction: New natural pesticides

The latest and Innovative Residue Zero solutions for present and future needs in a crop protection market increasingly limited will be displayed in Fruit Attraction 2016, Pavilion 4 stand 4G07

Technical director will reveal the extraordinary potential of ‘New natural insecticides’ in the Innova Forum 7, Thursday 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Book an appointment to be advised personally in the stand of SEIPASA to know nearly the advances in control biostimulation and fertilization http://www.seipasa.com/fruit-attraction/

SEIPASA has been nominated for ‘Estrellas de Internet’ Prizes, organized by Fruit Today, in the category of Best Blog

Seipasa en Fruit Attraction 2015

Seipasa en Fruit Attraction 2015

New and specialized natural broad-spectrum insecticides (Nakar and Pirecris), the best chance to hold off Lepidoptera (Bt32 Seipasa) and the ideal tool to including in control programs of fungal diseases (Septum) are some of the latest technologically advanced natural pesticides emerged from Seipasa Technology that will be present at Fruit Attraction 2016 (Pavilion 4 stand 4G07).

In a context in which it becomes increasingly difficult to find solutions to tackle pests and diseases due to the strict regulation in plant health and active substances, SEIPASA responds to the current needs of the crop protection market and anticipates the future, always with the guarantee of obtaining free residues crops.

Phytosanitary developments

It is in this spirit that SEIPASA will also disclose in this important industry event its latest phytosanitary developments ‘Zero Residues‘.

These include those aimed at controlling thrips in horticultural, Taphrina deformans in fruit trees or powdery mildew and downy mildew, among other foliar fungi.

SEIPASA not only provides specialized solutions for major cultures but also for minor cultures which, with the new situation, are more affected if possible by the lack of treatments. Aphids, whiteflies, mites, woodlice, mildews, dappled… For each problem, a solution.

‘New natural insecticides’

Technical director of the company, Javier Nácher, will reveal in Innova Forum the extraordinary potential of the New natural insecticides of SEIPASA, their properties, field efficiencies and fusion strategies Integrated Pest Management. They are pesticides, totally natural, that will mark a before and after in the fight against certain pests and diseases.

The talk will take place on Thursday, 6 at 11:30 am at the core connecting 7-9 (Innova Forum 7).

In addition, SEIPASA’s Blog (http://blog.seipasa.com/en/) has been selected as one of the finalists in the ‘Estrellas de Internet’ Prizes, organized by Fruit Today. Winner will be announced on the 6th, at 17.30 hours, in Proexport stand (4A01c).

Biostimulants

The latest generation of SEIPASA’s biostimulants cannot be absent to this important appointment. They represent a key tool to maximize returns on production costs. Without having a direct effect on pathogens, they allow invigorating and induce resistance in plants. In this way, they can prevent the attack from many pests and diseases.

Kynetic4, one of the most complete biostimulants; Seisil, potassium and soluble silicon source; Seiland, an excellent product to stimulate the development of roots and absorption of nutrients; and Sweetsei, the best solution to contribute to the increase of sugars, maturation and fattening of the fruit, are some of the major biostimulants of Seipasa.

Personal advice. Book an appointment

To know these last generation innovations and solutions, you can visit the stand of SEIPASA in Fruit Attraction 2016 (Pavilion 4 stand 4G07). You can even book an appointment in advance to receive a personal advice:  http://www.seipasa.com/fruit-attraction/. We will be waiting for you.

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016

Inspección equipos de aplicación de fitosanitarios

Inspection of gear for plant health products application

Where are they performed? What kind of equipment must pass the inspection? What elements are inspected? How often should they be inspected? All about inspections:

All equipment for the application of plant health products should be inspected at least once before November 26th, 2016, according to Royal Decree 1702/2011, which sets no postponements. This means that, effective that date, equipment that have not been inspected shall not be used.

Inspection frequency

From that point on, frequency of inspections, as indicated by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, should be as follows:

  • New gear: In the first five years after purchase
  • Further inspections: Every five years, except for certain holders that will have triennial inspections
  • From 2020: Every three years

Inspection fulfillment

Farmers can freely chose the season to perform the inspection, while the holder may be present during the procedure. If the inspection results are adverse, for example, a serious flaw is found, the equipment cannot be used until defective items are repaired.

Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Inspections Manual issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment: http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/agricultura/publicaciones/Manual_de_inspección_de_equipos_de_aplicación_de_fitosanitario1_tcm7-191068.pdf

Elements to be inspected

The elements of the equipment for the application of health plant products to be inspected are:

  • Power transmission elements
  • Pump
  • Agitation
  • Spray liquid tank
  • Measuring and regulation and control systems
  • Pipes and hoses
  • Filtering
  • Spray bars, in equipment that include them
  • Nozzles
  • Distribution
  • Pneumatic system, in equipment that include them

Measurements

  1. Pressure gauge
  2. Pressure regulation
  3. Nozzles flow

Types of equipment that must pass inspection

1.- Mobile equipment engaged in agricultural activities

  • Hydraulic sprayers (bars or pistols)
  • Hydropneumatic sprayers (atomizers)
  • Pneumatic (nebulizers) and centrifugal sprayers
  • Shakers

2.- Stationary and fixed equpment inp remises and greenhouses
3.- Application equpment for aerial treatment
4.- Mobile teams dedicted to other non-agricultural use

This kind of equipment must be pre-registered in the Official Register of Agricultural Machinery (ROMA)

os equipos deben estar previamente inscritos en el Registro Oficial de Maquinaria Agrícola (ROMA)

Where inspections are carried out

Technical inspection stations for plant health products application equipment (ITEAF) are authorized, entitled and controlled by each autonomous community government in Spain. ITEAF must have mobile units and inspections may be carried out on these or in fixed station facilities.

ITEAF authorized by Region: : http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/agricultura/temas/medios-de-produccion/iteafautorizadas20abril2016versionparapublicarenlaweb28-04-2016_tcm7-419656.pdf

Regulation context

The proper application of pesticides requires a homogeneous distribution of the product, and that it complies with the approved and recommended doses, in order to avoid adverse harmful effects on human health and the environment. Poor settings in application equipment or machines can lead to irregular distributions and defects, failures or misalignments can cause product leaks or spills in inappropriate places.

The December 20th, 43/2002 Law on plant health, seeks to guarantee that plant health means gather all the necessary conditions and lays down the basic provisions on the requirements these means must comply with, its rational use attending, regarding to application equipment, both the use conditions of the pesticide applied in each case and the maintenance and tuning requirements of such equipment, official controls to verify compliance with those provisions and support tools necessary for conducting corresponding inspections.

Meanwhile, the October 21st Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and Council that establishes the Sustainable Use of Pesticides lays down certain mandatory requirements in this area. Article 8 and Annex II establish that application equipment for plant health products must work properly, ensuring product distribution accuracy and dosing, as well as the absence of leaks in filling, emptying and maintenance operations.

In order to implement and develop the regulations mentioned above, Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment published November 18th Royal Decree 1702/2011 on mandatory inspections of equipment for the application of plant health products. Thus are established official controls for the verification of compliance with the requirements for maintenance and tuning of this equipment, the basic regulation for inspection, and the necessary rules of coordination with the autonomous communities’ governments, with an authorization regime for stations that perform the technical inspections.

Source: Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

(http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/agricultura/temas/medios-de-produccion/maquinaria-agricola/inspecciones-equipos-aplicacion-productos-fitosanitarios/#para3)

(http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/agricultura/temas/medios-de-produccion/DIPTICO_ITEAF_tcm7-368267.pdf)

Curva degradación residuos cero

How to achieve zero residues crops in conventional agriculture

Towards Zero Residues in traditional agriculture

Any conventional agricultural production -thus not restricted to organic agriculture- can get fruit, vegetables and grains free of chemical residues, Zero Residues. How? We will explain.

To be clear about this process, we should talk about the so-called degradation curves or waste disposal curves. Which are the graphical representation of the evolution over time of residues present in plants treated with pesticides.

The application of pesticides generates a deposit (amount of the substance that remains in the plant immediately after treatment), which depends on the product used, its formulation, the presence of adjuvants, of the application, the vegetable’s morphology, of the weight-surface ratio of and of weather conditions at the time of application.

Since the initial deposit, occurs a progressive degradation of the pesticide by mechanical, physical and chemical agents, derived from climatic factors (temperature, wind, rain, humidity, sunshine) and the nature of the plant and the pesticide.

This process may be foreseen according to models that set the rate of heat loss, setting curves that let us learn theoretical concentrations for a particular application time.

teoretica curveThat is why curves of authorized pesticides for each crop allow us to know how the residues content changes over time in the fruit and, thus, determines the “safety periods” (minimum period of time that must elapse between treatment and harvesting the product, or the entry of cattle in the treated plot).

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)

The danger of a residue is determined by the toxicity of its active material, the characteristics of the formulation, the potential metabolites generated by the degradation process itself, its bioaccumulation, the amount of residues in the collection or consumption, and the degree of exposition.

In order to protect public health against the toxicity of chemical residues in agricultural products, they are regulated by the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) rules.

This is the maximum amount of chemical residues that plant products may contain when they reach the market; that is, the allowed concentration acceptable for long term human or  animal consumption.

In conventional agriculture, following the best practices implies crops that do not exceed those Maximum Residue Limits if the legally established criteria (dose, timing, adjustment of product-cultivation…) is respected.

Residues degradation to zero

Degradation curve phytosanitariesThe curve process is as follows: There is a brief latency period, after which a progressive decrease in the residues concentration (dissipation area) is reported. This comes to a point where degradation occurs more slowly (persistence zone) until reaching the harvest period, in which the parameters of the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) must be met.

Also, it must be kept in mind that in many cases several applications of a pesticide are necessary at different times of the production cycle, which causes the degradation curve to move to the right. This way, the closer the harvesting time, the more residues will reach the final production.

But, in addition to this method, the practice leads to focus on another highly effective and even more natural formulation: planning each crop following the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy with the added goal of a ‘zero residues’ crop.

Thus, it is established as the main performance in pest control prioritization mechanisms of natural regulation as the use of biological control and the use of plant protection products compatible with biological control organisms (OCB) are like SEIPASA biopesticides, of so that free crop residues is guaranteed from the beginning.

Degradation curve, Zero Residues

SEIPASA biopesticides degradation curve, highly specialized in removing different pests, has dissipative and persistence periods with more convergence towards zero, which guarantees a residues-free harvest.

This ensures fruits, vegetables and cereals without toxic remains reach the population tables, not even legally permitted levels.

Value-added harvest

All of this adds value to the agricultural product, both in quality (nutritional, sensory and visual) and nutritional health, which more and more consumers ask for, along with large retail chains. Moreover, major retail outlets are no longer satisfied only with respect to Maximum Residue Limits, they ask for much lower levels.

The great effectiveness of SEIPASA biopesticides can keep pests at bay while protecting the crop in a more natural, sustainable and healthy way, but also avoids the harmful effects caused by chemical pesticides such as some plants’ sensitivity to pests or diseases or some pests’ resistance to pesticides, which make them not only useless but also contaminants.

It must be kept in mind, as discussed before, that synthetic products can be replaced entirely by SEIPASA’s natural treatments from the cycle start, achieving the same effectiveness. SEIPASA biopesticides are a major element in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

For more information on the most appropriate biopesticide for each crop and production cycle, and o application times in order to achieve a ‘zero residues’ harvest:  consulta@seipasa.com