Escada SC

Escada SC

Contact fungicide with preventive action against a wide range of bacterial and fungal infections.
Active ingredient copper hydroxide 488 g/l (300 g/l pure copper)
Formulation suspension concentrate
Packing 5 L
Mode of action Copper leads to metabolic disorders of pathogens by inhibiting many enzymatic reactions and enters into counterforce with other metals between cells by creating chelate compounds - chelates and inactivation of membrane proteins.
Crop Dose rate, l/ha Disease Terms of application Safety period / number of treatments
Apple 1,75–2,0 Apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) Spraying during the vegetation period 25 / 2
Peach 2,5–3,0 Peach leaf culr (Taphrina deformans) - / 2
Tomato 1,5–1,75 Late blight or brown rot of tomatoes (Phytophtora infestans), bacterial black spot of tomatoes (Xanthomonas vesicatoria), Alternaria blight (Alternaria solani) 14 / 4
Grape 1,75–2,0 Mildew (false mildew) of grape (Plasmopara viticola) 21 / 5

Escada 488 SC is compatible with most pesticides except products based on fosethyl aluminum and sulfur and products having an acid reaction. The only thing that needs to be controlled to avoid phytotoxicity when combining products in the tank mixture - is its acidity, which should not be less than 4. The duration of the protective effect, depending on weather conditions is from 7 to 10 days, in terms of epiphytotic infection treatments are carried out every 6 - 7 days.

Do not use the product during the flowering of crop plants, as well as after the peach blossom, because it can cause defoliation. Some grape varieties have increased sensitivity to the products based on copper. Therefore it is desirable to have preliminary data about the sensitivity of a particular grape variety to fungicides which contain copper (burn resistance).

It is not recommended to use the product when an air temperature is above + 25°C. If  terms of treatment were not followed and the plants are already affected (there is the appearance of the first visual signs of infection) it is necessary to apply fungicide of systemic action during 2-3 days.

Avoid contact of the product with metal surfaces.

To maximize the protective effect a contact of pathogen with treated surface is required; therefore, it is necessary to ensure a full and uniform coating of all parts of the plant by working solution. Excellent adhesion leads to a little effect on the re-distribution of product on the new growth of lamina and shoots. Therefore, repeated sprayings with the growth of the vegetative mass of plants are required.

The copper content of Escada SC is 2.5 times lower than in powdered copper containing fungicides (Shampion WP, Funguran OH). During the treatment by Bordeaux mixture with the working solution at 1 ha falls from 5 to 12 kg of pure copper, while using Escada SC it ranges from 0.4 to 0.5 kg at the same biological efficacy!

  • the product contains adjuvants, which increase the surface area of coating of plants and improve adhering of the product.
  • the copper hydroxide is characterized by rapid onset of action on the pathogen, excellent persistence (stability on the plant) and the level of biologically active ions Cu2 + for the successful protection of plants against pathogens.