Efforts have been made in recent years in New Jersey and the surrounding mid-Atlantic region to help vegetable growers understand and manage potential fungicide resistance development on their farm.
Since 2007, Fungicide Resistance Management Guidelines have been available and distributed to vegetable growers throughout the region. Over, 20,000 FRAC guides have been distributed over the past 8 years at local, state, and regional vegetable meetings and conferences. Much of this work has been funded by the Northeast IPM Center.
The 2014 Fungicide Resistance Management Guide can be found on the right sidebar of the Vegetable Crops Online Resource Center and downloaded FREE. In order to understand and use fungicide resistance management strategies effectively one must first understand how and why fungicide resistance may develop. A series of articles is available on this website by clicking the links below.
Growers guide to understanding protectant fungicides (M1-M9)
Growers guide to understanding DMI fungicides (FRAC group 3)
Growers guide to understanding Strobilurin fungicides (FRAC group 11)