Spudman September/October 2023 - 13

STRIKE IS FAST BECOMING THE POTATO
INDUSTRY'S WORST-KEPT SECRET
On a call with our team this week, our
sales account manager Jason brought
up a topic of conversation we've been
hearing more and more often.
" Chad, " he said, " I've got this farmer
who has been using Strike on his
acres. I asked him if he would be
willing to give a testimonial on the
results of using Strike but he doesn't
want to do it. "
Until a year or two ago, I might have
assumed that the farmer was hesitant
about admitting to using Strike, a soil
fumigant. Yes, it has a boatload of trial
data going back a decade or more.
Yes, there's a long list of farmers who
swear by it.
However, soil fumigants have
suffered from an image problem.
Though Strike is different - it's a
modern, highly-selective, soil healthpromoting
tool - some people still
incorrectly assume all fumigants to be
old-school, 'kill all' soil sterilizers. Strike
is anything but, and until recently, got
lumped under conventional fumigants'
bad reputation.
The good news is that the agriculture
community is now increasingly
informed about selective inputs
in general and Strike in particular.
There's more and more awareness that
Strike's active ingredient, chloropicrin,
suppresses all the major soil-borne
potato diseases (common scab and
early die complex) even as it bolsters
the populations of nutrient recycling
saprophytes and other beneficial
growth-promoting microbes in the soil.
Untreated (left) vs Strike treated (right).
It offers a long list of sustainability and
productivity benefits.
Turns out, the farmer's reluctance to
talk about Strike wasn'tembarrassment
or worry at all. It was exactly the
opposite: he's been doing so well with
Strike that he doesn't want to share.
What Jason went on to say in our
team meeting is, " The farmer says
he doesn't want other growers to
know the secret of his competitive
advantage. However, I know he can't
help himself. I know he's telling his
neighbors about what he can't believe
is happening in his fields. "
If you're using Strike and you, like him,
are trying hard to keep your competitive
advantage under wraps, I understand!
If I were you, I'm pretty sure I'd feel
the same. Agriculture's margins are
so tight these days that every leg up -
especially such a significant leg up - is
an opportunity worth holding onto.
If you're not using Strike, what are
you missing out on? Is your yield and
quality being left behind? Are you
accepting unnecessary losses just
because " that's the way it's always
been done " ? Do you want in on the
potato industry's worst-kept secret too?
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Strike is a Federally Restricted Use Pesticide. This article was originally published by Spud Smart.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spudman September/October 2023

Agriculture
Auctions
Automation Equipment
Biologicals
Buyer/Seller
Crop Protection
Farm Equipment
Fertilizer
Industry Associations
Inspection Services
Irrigation
Mini Tubers
Packaging
Packaging Solutions
Plant Nutrition
Postharvest
Potato Weighing
Precision Ag, Weighing Systems, Equipment Control
Refrigeration
Regenerative Agriculture
Seed
Soil Health
Soil Inoculant
Sorters & Graders
Sprout Inhibitors
State Organizations
Storage
Trailers
Vegetable Processing Equipment
Resources
Association Listings
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