The law covering plant protection (according to directive 91/414/EC) regulates the use of all agents that are meant to control harmful organisms. Disinfectants for use against plant-pathogene organisms (as bacteria, fungi, virus and viroids) may only be used if they have an official approval for use according to the law for plant protection on relevant national lavel (according to directive 91/414/EC).
Use of a disinfectant that is approved as plant protection agent is mandatory for plant production in order to fight against respectively prevent prevailing of quarantine-pathogenes respectively notifiable pathogens such as Ralstonia, Clavibacter (Corynebacterium), PepMV, PSTVd and others.
A producer of plant-seeds, seed tuber, cuttings and finally also of primary products is in the legal frameworks of producer’s liabilities compelled to implement a specific prevention against plant-pathogene harmful organisms, to correspond to that producer’s liability in relation to the end-customers.
EUREPGAP, GLOBALGAP, Cross Complience, QS are standards that describe the employment of factory/production–hygiene programs that target plant-pathogene harmful organisms in the environment of plant production. These are to be regarded as plant protection measurements.
Find beside the list of tested, plant-pathogene bacteria, enduring forms of fungi, virus and viroids for MENNO Florades.
Please find more information for each scope of production:
Ornamental plant production
Besides Xanthomonas and other plant-pathogene bacteria, enduring forms of fungi, as Fusarium, Cylindrocladium and beyond these viruses as TMV, CyMV, ORSV, PFBV and lately also PSTVd as viroid for some plant-varieties notifiable diseases and can be controlled by using MENNO Florades:
Brochure for horticulture Instructions for use
GLOBAL GAP describes under the general conditions of the audit the hygiene-measurement for production-site that fulfill the guidelines for the control of notifiable bacteria.
Besides this, economical relevant pathogenes as Erwinia and other are contagious or survive as enduring forms of fungi, as Helminthosporium in storing-facilities for potatoes. Transmission can be prevented by disinfecting equipment, means of transport, stroring-crates and surfaces in the storing facility etc. with MENNO Florades, please find brochure on the right.
In the production of vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onions, cabbage and many others, EUREPGAP gains more and more importance. This requires effective hygiene-measurements for production-sites against notifiable pathogenes as PepMV, Corynebacterium and also against pathogenes of economic relevance, as Erwinia, Bortrytis, and more, by disinfection with MENNO Florades.
Production of mushrooms, as champignons, oyster mushrooms, shiitake etc. is covered by the plant protection regulations. As a consequence, disinfection against bacteria, as Pseudomonas, virus and pathogene fungi as Trichoderma, Verticillium und Dactylium by using MENNO Florades has to be done.
In the cultivation of tobacco, it is necessary to control pathogene fungus as Peronospra, Chalara and others by disinfecting with MENNO Florades (link).