Sentinel®

Botrytis Bio-fungicide

What is it and how does it work?

Sentinel is a registered Botryticide in Viticulture and Protected Cropping.  

Botrytis is a major fruit rot that affects almost all horticultural fruit crops.  

Sentinel aggressively colonises the foliage, flowers, and fruit to protect against the development of botrytis cinerea (Grey Mould) in grapevine bunches.  

Sentinel also protects wounds caused by leaf and truss removal on tomato vines.  

Sentinel can be used right up until harvest in both crops having no mrl’s.  

Unlike conventional fungicides, there is no resistance  

Tested and proven here in New Zealand, Sentinel is a key part of your botrytis programme.  

The major benefit of using a biological control agent to combat botrytis is that there is no build-up of resistance over time.  

Sentinel can be used right up to harvest with no mrl’s and no negative effect on fruit quality 

Key Benefits

Trial Results

Reduction of Botrytis Bunch Rot on Grapes

Sentinel has been tested under New Zealand conditions and compared to conventional fungicides. A full spray programme starts at flowering and carries on through capfall and veraison.
 
In this trial below, Sentinel was found to reduce the severity of the botrytis by over 50%.
Botrytis bunch infection (1)

Application After Conventional Programme Reduces Botrytis

Applications of Sentinel late in the season on top of conventional spray programme reduced the severity of Botrytis bunch rot at harvest by 66%.

Reduced Tomato Plant Losses

 G.D.W. Gargiulo & Son’s started using Sentinel after repeatedly experiencing problems with Botrytis in their glasshouse tomato crop. Sentinel was applied when infection was present and very quickly had an effect. Wounds that had sporulating infections dried up within a few days and the rate of new infections dropped rapidly.

Plant death from botrytis in previous seasons was estimated at 25% compared with 1% after Sentinel application.
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